Should we seek to obtain REACH SVHC information covering a CD containing software shipped along with our product? We burn software onto a CD and include the CD with a few products. The physical CDs are retail products that we purchase from a local office supply store and are of the variety commonly available in the retail consumer market. Do we need to get REACH information covering the CD?
Yes, the CD ROM is in scope of REACH SVHC and the compliance data should be obtained.
There are very few items excluded from REACH SVHC, but in general it is a communication regulation, not a restriction (unless any of the substances contained in the product are placed on the Annex XVII restricted substance list).