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The success of houseware products is due to the strategic design and substances contained in these products. In addition to physical and performance aspects, the choice of substances is of paramount importance to ensure such substances are non-hazardous while giving the products their intended unique designed characteristics.
SVHCs, in general, are substances that are hazardous such as cancer causing or remain in the environment for a very long time with their quantities gradually building up in animals. They may be placed on the so-called “Candidate List’ and the 'ANNEX XIV List'. Once an SVHC is placed on the Candidate List, companies may have legal obligations.
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