Duty to communicate information on substances in articles - SVHC
"If your articles include substances which must be included in Annex XIV of the REACH regulation and are thus subject to authorisation (Title VII, Chapter I, Article 57)) you must inform the ECHA and register these substances."
In these cases, the retailer provides the purchaser (in this case his/her customer) with suitable instructions about this article.
For retailers who only buy products in the EU:
"As you are neither a manufacturer nor importer of chemicals, you do not have any legal obligation to register the substances included in your articles. All obligations for registration rest with your supplier. Nevertheless, you should become suspicious if articles emit a strong odour or show clear signs of abrasion, i.e. if substances are evidently released. In case of doubt, contact your supplier and ask about the possible identity of the substances released and whether these have been registered in compliance with the REACH regulation.
If the article includes > 0.1 per cent weight by weight (w/w) of substances subject to registration, your supplier is obliged under Article 33 to provide you, free of charge, with sufficient information available to him, to allow safe use of the article. As a minimum, the name of the substance in question must be provided. Incidentally, this obligation also applies if a consumer requests such information from you, the supplier.
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