The European Union’s (EU) REACH directive (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals) places responsibility on industry to manage the risks that chemicals may pose to human health and the environment. The basic aim of REACH is to improve the protection of human health and the environment from the risks that can be posed by chemicals. REACH applies not only to chemicals used in industrial processes, but also to chemicals used in day-to-day life, such as cleaning products, paints, clothes, furniture, and electrical appliances.
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has identiGied a list of chemicals it considers to be Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC). The list of SVHCs is updated periodically and is expected to grow to 120 chemicals.
REACH contains three basic sections that may be applicable to products sold on the European market: Registration, NotiGication, and Communication.
Registration of products with the ECHA is required for products that, when used as designed, intentionally release SVHCs. Segway’s products do not perform in this manner and are not subject to registration with the ECHA.
Notification to the ECHA is required when the quantity of any SVHC contained within a product shipped into the EU exceeds 1 metric ton per year and the SVHC accounts for 0.1% or more of the total product weight. Segway products do not contain SVHCs in sufficient volume to require notification to the ECHA.
Communication to consumers is required should any product imported into the EU contain any SVHC having a quantity greater than 0.1% weight by weight of the product. Segway has investigated the components that make up our products and will communicate the presence of any SVHC and any updated information via this webpage.
Segway will strive to assure that any SVHC referred to in the REACH directive will be managed in accordance with the requirements provided therein relative to Segway products. However, Segway makes no claim that current or future SVHCs used by its suppliers of components or packaging are fully compliant with REACH and Segway makes no warranty, either expressed or implied, regarding the REACH directive information.
The table below gives a sample list of the SVHCs. The information in the table represents Segway’s best knowledge relative to the presence of SVHCs in Segway products as of the date of publication of the information. This information will evolve over time as a result of additional information provided by our suppliers and our own investigations.
The following is an overview of the current SVHCs and their possible uses:
For a complete and current list of the SVHCs and for additional information regarding REACH, please go to the following website:
Click here for a PDF download of Segway’s REACH Compliance chart.