Reporting REACH SVHCs using the is Article Flag in IEC 62474 Declarations

The EU REACH regulation applies significant requirements on product manufacturers to identify  REACH Candidate List SVHCs (substances of very high concern) that are present in their products. Following a European Court of Justice ruling, the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) published a guidance document clarifying that the threshold level for reporting the SVHC is 0.1% of the first article in a product and not the finished product (as suggested in earlier ECHA guidance documents).  According to the ECHA guidance, the first article is when a substance is applied such that an article is first created and not based on a complex object that is made up of individual parts that are themselves articles.

This creates challenges for product manufacturers and requires them to obtain additional information from their supply chain on whether a SVHC is present (above 0.1%) in the first article of which it is a constituent.  For compliance assessment, a key piece of information needed by downstream manufacturers is the mass percent of a SVHC in its first article.

To provide this information in a material declaration, the substance and mass relative to the first article needs to be provided.  The challenge is how to communicate this within a material declaration.

How does IEC 62474 support REACH SVHC assessment

The IEC 62474 material declaration standard supports this information requirement by allowing materials and subproducts to be reported in the declaration. The data exchange format also provides an (isArticle) flag for materials, subproducts, and the product so that the supplier can identify which objects in the declaration are articles.  This may be either a material (that meets the defn of article) or a product part.

How to determine if the mass percent of a substance is above 0.1% of the article

When a substance is reported in a declaration it includes mass information – this may be either the mass of the substance or a mass percent (the mass of the substance divided by the mass of the material, product part, or product).  However, the recipient of the declaration may not know enough about the manufacturing of the product (or its parts) to identify the first article. It’s best if the supplier identifies this first article and passes sufficient information down the manufacturing chain for downstream manufacturers to assess compliance requirements.  For the recipient to be able to determine the mass percent of the SVHC in the first article, the supplier needs to include the first article as an object in the declaration (this could be a material, subproduct or the product) and it needs to be identified as an article.

Examples of a single SVHC in the product

Figure 1 illustrates a simple declaration hierarchy of an SVHC (S1) that is included in a material (M1) which is included in part (P1) (which is the first article). Material M1 is identified as not an article (isArticle=False) and subproduct P1 is identified as the first article (isArticle=True) therefore the recipient is able to calculate that the mass percent of S1 in the first article (P1) is 0.2g / 10g = 2% (which is above the 0.1% threshold that triggers the REACH communication requirements). The top-level product is a higher level article (may be referred to as a complex object) and therefore also has isArticle=True.

There are instances where a material may have a specific shape and meets the definition of an article (see second example in Figure 2). In this case, the isArticle flag for material M1 is set to True and the SVHC mass percent in an article is 0.2g / 1.0g = 20%.

Figure 1: Simple example of a declaration with an SVHC in an article (subproduct)

Figure 2: Example with a material that is an article

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In both of these examples, the SVHC content is above 0.1% triggering REACH communication obligations, but there are cases where only a small amount of the SVHC is present and the selection of the first article will impact whether or not the SVHC is present above or below this threshold.  It’s up to the supplier that first incorporates an SVHC into an article to identify this to downstream manufacturers

When there are multiple SVHCs added at different stages of Manufacturing

There may also be products that contain more than one SVHC. In some cases, the SVHCs may be applied at different stages during manufacturing, resulting in a complicated declaration hierarchy. One such example is illustrated in Figure 3.

  • The substance S1 (an SVHC) is included in a plating material (M1) which is applied to a lead frame (SP1) which then becomes a plated lead frame (SP2).
    • SP2 is the first article that includes S1, therefore the mass % of S1 in an article is the (mass of S1) / (mass of SP2).
    • If this mass % is above 0.1%, then S1 has REACH obligations.
  • The substance S2 (another SVHC) is a constituent of die attach material that is applied to the die (SP3) and the plated lead frame (SP2) to become the die assembly (SP4).
    • In this case, SP4 is the first article for substance S2 and is used as the basis of the mass % calculation to compare to 0.1%.
  • Overall, in this declaration hierarchy of the IC, subproducts SP4 and SP2 are both first articles for different SVHCs, which creates a complex declaration.

For the recipient of a declaration to properly assess REACH obligations, it’s necessary for the supplier to declare the material or subproduct (or product) that is the first article and identify that it as an article (by using the isArticle flag).

Note: in some cases (for simple products), the product may be the first article (e.g. the product provided by a supplier may be a single piece of molded plastic) or the product may be a mixture (e.g. wet paint) and there is no article.

Support on Interpretation and Guidance on IEC 62474

ECD Compliance provides support and guidance on interpretations to software solution providers, manufacturers and suppliers for the implementation of IEC 62474 and other material declaration standards.   We can work with you on the transition to the new requirements. For additional information, contact ECD Compliance.

 

IEC 62474 Ed. 2 Pre Release Version is Publicly Available

The IEC 62474 Edition 2 is out for final voting as a Final Draft International Standard (FDIS).  The IEC (Interrnational Electrotechnical Commission) has made the draft publicly available as a Pre Release Version (PRV) from the IEC webstore at https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/63827

Several new features have been added to the standard, including:

  • a new “Declaration for compliance” option;
  • additional support for substance in article (SiA) to meet EU REACH regulation requirements, including an isArticle flag
  • support for other Declarable Substance Lists (DSL)
  • ability for requester to request declaration content
  • ability for requester to request declaration content
  • information on what declaration data is provided in a declaration file
  • exemption lists (that are available to regulators and material declaration users)
  • additional data fields in the IEC 62474 DSL for declarable substance descriptions and to provide clarification of mass reporting requirements

For the declaration data exchange format, the standard now includes a “Declaration for compliance” option in addition to the “Composition declaration”.  The standard requires that at least one of these declaration is included in the declaration file.  For those who are familiar with IPC-1752A, the “Declaration for compliance” is similar to the Class C declaration.

“Substance Group” elements have been removed from the declaration hierarchy of a composition declaration in the material declaration file.  Declarable Substance Groups (DSGs) are still an important part of the IEC 62474 DSL, but removing substance groups  from the hierarchy of a composition declaration was necessary because of the large number of emerging substance groups in regulations and the fact that many substance groups overlap with the substances that they include. This overlap created issues in the declaration hierarchy as to where to assign a substance that was part of several declarable substance groups.

The IEC 62474 Validation Team (VT62474) is currently updating the xml schema and developer’s table and other parts of the database to implement the new requirements in IEC 62474 Ed. 2. We’ll be posting additional information as the new standard rolls out.

Support on Interpretation and Guidance for Users and Solution Providers

ECD Compliance provides support and guidance on interpretations to software solution providers, manufacturers and suppliers for the implementation of IEC 62474 and other material declaration standards.   We can work with you on the transition to the new requirements. For additional information, contact ECD Compliance.

Voting on the IEC 62474 Ed. 2 FDIS

The FDIS is currently open for comments and voting by National Committees. The voting period closes on October 12, 2018.  ECD Compliance will be providing comments for National Committee submission.

IEC 62474 Declarable Substance List (DSL) – July 2018 Update

The IEC 62474 Declarable Substance List (DSL) was updated to Version D16.00 on July 8, 2018. The update includes relevant SVHCs from the recent update to the EU REACH Candidate List and a few other changes to declarable substance and reference substance entries as described below.

Declarable Substance List (DSL)
Eight of the ten SVHCs added to the REACH Candidate List on June 27th were included in the DSL based on their potential presence in EEE products. The substance review for possible EEE uses was conducted by the IEC 62474 Validation Team (VT62474) with experts from Asia, Americas, and Europe. Note: if anyone is aware of information that may be relevant to whether or not one of the substances may be present in EEE products, please forward the information to the VT (by sending an email to iec62474(at)rohs.ca).

One of the additions, the phthalate DCHP, had been proposed for the Candidate List in 2016, but the Member State Committee (MSC) representing the EU countries couldn’t agree as to whether or not it met the requirements for listing. The substance was referred to the European Commission who made the final decision and issued Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2018/636 in April to add the substance.

The additions to the DSL are listed in Table below.

One entry was deleted from the DSL. The restriction of BNST (Benzenamine, N-phenyl-, reaction products with styrene and 2,4,4-trimethylpentene) was repealed by Canada and the DSL entry (ID=00127) was accordingly deleted from the DSL.

IDSpecific SubstanceCAS numberCommon SynonymsTypical ApplicationsReportable ApplicationsReporting Threshold
00148Benzo[ghi]perylene191-24-2Impurities in carbon black, which is used as coloring agent in plastics and softener in rubbersAll0.1 mass% of article
00149Octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane556-67-2D4Siloxanes are monomers used to manufacture silicones. They may remain as unreacted in silicone polymers and copolymers, used in many electrotechnical equipment product categories.All0.1 mass% of article
00150Decamethylcyclopentasiloxane541-02-6D5Siloxanes are monomers used to manufacture silicones. Residuals may remain in silicone polymers and copolymers.All0.1 mass% of article
00151Dodecamethylcyclohexasiloxane540-97-6D6Siloxanes are monomers used to manufacture silicones. They may remain as unreacted in silicone polymers and copolymers, used in many electrotechnical equipment product categories.All0.1 mass% of article
00152Disodium octaborate12008-41-2Wooden veneer sheets and pressed wooden panels (as a constituent within the starch adhesive), as a flame retardant, as stabilizer in aminoplastic resins, and as a biocide in professional and industrial wood preservation.All0.1 mass% of article
00153Terphenyl, hydrogenated61788-32-7 Plasticizers, sealants, epoxy adhesives, paints and heat sinksAll0.1 mass% of article
00154Lead7439-92-1Steel, aluminum and copper alloys, lead acid batteries, solder and other applicationsAll0.1 mass% of article
00139Dicyclohexyl phthalate84-61-7DCHPPlasticizer, dye, pigment, paint, ink, manufacture of adhesive, lubricantAll0.1 mass% of article

Reference Substance List (RSL)
Nine reference substances were deleted from the Reference Substance List (RSL). The substances are SVHCs that are on the REACH Candidate List; however, they have been previously screened out because no applications were found whereby the substances would remain in EEE products at or above the reporting threshold level. To avoid confusion that can arise when a regulated substance is on the RSL but not on the DSL, the VT 62474 agreed to remove the substances from the RSL for consistency.

One other RSL entry was modified. The RSL entry R00147 (substance name “Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD)”) was modified to remove the CAS registry number “3194-55-6”. In January 2018, a new entry (R00492) was added to the RSL with the specific substance represented by this CAS number  (1,2,5,6,9,10-hexabromocyclodecane), so listing the CAS number against the generic substance entry was no longer needed. To avoid confusion from having the same CAS number listed in two different RSL entries for the same substance group, the CAS number was removed from the generic entry.

Additions and modifications to the Reference Substance List (RSL) are shown in the Table below.

Type of ChangeIDSubstance GroupSpecific SubstanceCAS number
DeletedR00099Cadmium/Cadmium compoundsCadmium chloride10108-64-2
DeletedR00100Cadmium/Cadmium compoundsCadmium sulfate10124-36-4, 31119-53-6
DeletedR00103Chromium (VI) CompoundsChromium trioxide1333-82-0
DeletedR00104Chromium (VI) CompoundsSodium chromate7775-11-3
DeletedR00105Chromium (VI) CompoundsSodium dichromate10588-01-9, 7789-12-0
DeletedR00107Chromium (VI) CompoundsPotassium dichromate7778-50-9
DeletedR00108Chromium (VI) CompoundsPotassium chromate7789-00-6
DeletedR00162Lead/Lead CompoundsLead (II) oxide1317-36-8
DeletedR00204Ozone Depleting Substances (CFC, Halon, HBFC, HCFC & others)1-Bromopropane106-94-5
ModificationR00147Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD)Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD)25637-99-4

Material Class List (MCL)
No changes were made to the MCL during this update to the IEC 62474 database. However, a major revision to the Material Class List is currently underway — the changes will better support Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of EEE products.

Upcoming Major Changes to the IEC 62474 Standard and Database
The IEC 62474 standard was due for its periodic review and revision a couple years ago (like any other IEC standard) and the IEC/TC111 Maintenance Team has been working hard to improve the standard based on feedback we’ve received from many users and other stakeholders.

The FDIS version (Final Draft International Standard) of the revised standard was completed in March and is currently in translation; it should be available for voting at the end of July (voting is by country). In the interim, the VT62474 is busy drafting the changes to the XML schema to meet the new requirements and compiling other information that will be added to the database such as new data fields for the DSL and exemption lists. We will be posting additional information on this site over the next few months.

For immediate guidance, ECD Compliance supports manufacturers, solution providers, and suppliers on the implementation of IEC 62474. We can work with you on the transition to the new requirements and provide implementation guidance. For additional information, contact ECD Compliance.

The IEC 62474 Database
The IEC 62474 DSL is available on the IEC 62474 database at: http://std.iec.ch/iec62474. The new and modified entries have a last revised date of 2018-07-08.

IEC 62474 Declarable Substance List (DSL) Update – January 2018

On January 15th, 2018, the IEC 62474 Declarable Substance List (DSL) was updated to Version D15.00, coincident with the update to the EU REACH Candidate List. Four of the seven recently added SVHCs were added to the DSL based on their potential presence in EEE products (entries with ID 00144, 00145, 00146, and 00147). Several other updates to declarable substance entries were also made, mostly to align SVHC entries with the substance name / description segmentation implemented in the REACH Candidate List last year.

Additions to the DSL are listed in the table below

New DSL Entries - January 15, 2018

IDSubstance GroupSpecific SubstanceCAS numberReportable ApplicationsReportingThreshold
00144Chrysene218-01-9; 1719-03-5All0.1 mass% of article
00145Benz[a]anthracene56-55-3; 1718-53-2All0.1 mass% of article
00146Cadmium hydroxide21041-95-2All0.1 mass% of article
00147Dodecachloropentacyclo[12.2.1.16,9.02,13.05,10]octadeca-7,15-dieneSee Reference Substance worksheet for more detailsSee Reference Substance worksheet for more detailsAll0.1 mass% of article

For DSL entries where the REACH Candidate List entry was split into a SVHC name and a description, the information in the “description” field of the REACH Candidate List is now included in the “Comment” field of the DSL entries — you will need to review the comment field of the online DSL to see the changes. For example, the substance group which used to have the lengthy name of “Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD) and all major diastereoisomers identified: Alpha-hexabromocyclododecane Beta-hexabromocyclododecane Gamma-hexabromocyclododecane” has been shortened to just “Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD)” to align with changes made to the online REACH Candidate List. The substance clarification/description “and all major diastereoisomers identified” has been added to the comment field. The validation team has requested that the database be expanded to create a new separate “description” column in the DSL. Once this new column is available, we will move the substance description information to this column for better visibility of the information.

For DSL entry ID 00141  (BPA), the type of apostrophe in the substance name  “4,4′-isopropylidenediphenol” was corrected.

Modified DSL Entries - January 15, 2018

IDSubstance GroupSpecific SubstanceCAS numberReportable ApplicationsReportingThreshold
00007Boric Acid10043-35-3, 11113-50-1All0.1 mass% of article
00020Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD)See Reference Substance worksheet for more detailsSee Reference Substance worksheet for more detailsAllIntentionally added or 0.01 mass% of article
00051Zirconia Aluminosilicate Refractory Ceramic FibresAll0.1 mass% of article
00079Silicic acid (H2Si2O5), barium salt (1:1), lead-doped68784-75-8All0.1 mass% of article
00092Hexahydromethylphthalic anhydrideSee Reference Substance worksheet for more detailsSee Reference Substance worksheet for more detailsAll0.1 mass% of article
000984-Nonylphenol, branched and linear, ethoxylatedSee Reference Substance worksheet for more detailsSee Reference Substance worksheet for more detailsAll0.1 mass% of article
00110Benzo[a]anthracene56-55-3Rubber or plastic parts that come into direct, prolonged or repetitive skin or oral cavity contact except those for toys or childcare articles0.0001 mass% of the plastic or rubber part
00111Chrysen218-01-9Rubber or plastic parts that come into direct, prolonged or repetitive skin or oral cavity contact except those for toys or childcare articles0.0001 mass% of the plastic or rubber part
001311,2-benzenedicarboxylic acid, di-C6-10-alkyl esters or mixed decyl and hexyl and octyl diesters68515-51-5, 68648-93-1All0.1 mass% of article
001414,4'-isopropylidenediphenol80-05-7AllIntentionally added or 0.1 mass% of article

The DSL is used globally by EEE manufacturers, suppliers, and IT solution providers as a common list of substances that should be declared throughout the supply chain, allowing downstream manufacturers to access product compliance to substance regulations around the world. The DSL includes declarable substances and substance groups together with reporting thresholds and reportable applications.

Additions and modifications to the Reference Substance List (RSL) are listed in the table below.

Updates to Reference Substance List (RSL) - January 15, 2018

IDSubstance GroupSpecific SubstanceCAS number
R00147Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD)Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD)25637-99-4,
3194-55-6
R00148Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD)alpha-hexabromocyclododecane134237-50-6
R00149Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD)beta-hexabromocyclododecane134237-51-7
R00150Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD)gamma-hexabromocyclododecane134237-52-8
R00492Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD)1,2,5,6,9,10-hexabromocyclodecane3194-55-6
R00493Dodecachloropentacyclo[12.2.1.16,9.02,13.05,10]octadeca-7,15-diene1,4:7,10-Dimethanodibenzo[a,e]cyclooctene, 1,2,3,4,7,8,9,10,13,13,14,14-dodecachloro-1,4,4a,5,6,6a,7,10,10a,11,12,12a-dodecahydro-13560-89-9
R00494Dodecachloropentacyclo[12.2.1.16,9.02,13.05,10]octadeca-7,15-diene1,4:7,10-Dimethanodibenzo[a,e]cyclooctene, 1,2,3,4,7,8,9,10,13,13,14,14-dodecachloro-1,4,4a,5,6, 6a,7,10,10a,11,12,12a-dodecahydro-, (1R,4S,4aS,6aS,7S,10R,10aR,12aR)-rel-135821-74-8
R00495Dodecachloropentacyclo[12.2.1.16,9.02,13.05,10]octadeca-7,15-diene1,4:7,10-Dimethanodibenzo[a,e]cyclooctene, 1,2,3,4,7,8,9,10,13,13,14,14-dodecachloro-1,4,4a,5,6,6a,7,10,10a,11,12,12a-dodecahydro-, (1R,4S,4aS,6aR,7R,10S,10aS,12aR)-rel-135821-03-3

In addition to the RSL additions and modifications, “sodium perfluorohexane-1-sulphonate” (R00491)  was deleted as a reference substance for the substance group “Perfluorohexane-1-sulphonic acid and its salts”.

Background

The IEC 62474 DSL is an internationally recognized and harmonized list of substances and substance groups that are regulated and may be constituents of electrical and electronic products and systems. Electrical and electronic manufacturers and suppliers use the DSL in their design and supply chain management operations to specify and control substances of concern. The list is typically updated as needed based on regulatory changes. For additional information about IEC 62474, see the article About IEC 62474. The IEC 62474 database is available online; the standard itself which specifies the material declaration requirements and rules may be purchased in the same manner as any other IEC standard — from the IEC webstore or a reseller.

 Additional Information

The updated DSL version is D15.00. The new and modified entries have a last revised date of 2018-01-15.

If anyone is aware of errors or omissions in the database (e.g. a regulated substance that is not included in the DSL but has potential EEE applications) or a regulatory reference that is out of date, please send an email to ECD Compliance and we will raise the issue with the  IEC 62474 validation team.

For further information on IEC 62474 or for support on your substance management program, please contact ECD Compliance.

IEC 62474 Declarable Substance List – Sept 2017 Update

The IEC 62474 Declarable Substance List (DSL) was updated on September 3, 2017. The updated version (D14.00) includes the additional SVHC added to the REACH Candidate List in July (Perfluorohexane-1-sulphonic acid and its salts) and changes to two existing DSL entries and some maintenance to reference substance list entries, including:

  • The nickel substance entry (nickel metal) is replaced by a nickel/nickel compounds declarable substance group with tenreference substances;
  • The numerical part of the reporting threshold of Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD) was reduced to 0.01 mass% of article to align with the EU POPs regulation; and
  • The reference substance name “Lead hydrocarbonate” was replaced by “Trilead bis(carbonate) dihydroxide” and the duplicate reference substance “Lead (II) carbonate basic” (same CAS, different name) was delected.

The DSL is used globally by EEE manufacturers, suppliers, and IT solution providers as a common list of substances that should be declared throughout the supply chain, allowing downstream manufacturers to access product compliance to substance regulations around the world. The DSL includes declarable substances and substance groups together with reporting thresholds and reportable applications.

Additions and modifications to the DSL  are listed in the table below

IDSubstance GroupSpecific SubstanceCAS numberReportable ApplicationsReporting Treshold 
00020Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD) and all major diastereoisomers identified: Alpha-hexabromocyclododecane Beta-hexabromocyclododecane Gamma-hexabromocyclododecaneSee Reference Substance worksheet for more detailsSee Reference SubstancesAllIntentionally added or 0.01 mass% of article
00031Nickel/Nickel CompoundsSee Reference Substance worksheet for more detailsSee Reference SubstancesAll, where prolonged skin contact is expectedIntentionally Added
00143Perfluorohexane-1-sulphonic acid and its saltsSee Reference Substance worksheet for more detailsSee Reference SubstancesAll0.1 mass% of article

Additions and modifications to the Reference Substance List are listed in the tables below

IDSubstanceGroupSpecificSubstanceCASnumber
R00478Nickel/Nickel CompoundsNickel7440-02-0
R00479Nickel/Nickel CompoundsNickel (II) oxide1313-99-1
R00480Nickel/Nickel CompoundsNickel (II) chloride7718-54-9
R00481Nickel/Nickel CompoundsNickel (II) chloride, hexahydrate 7791-20-0
R00482Nickel/Nickel CompoundsNickel(II) sulfate7786-81-4
R00483Nickel/Nickel CompoundsNickel(II) sulfate, hexahydrate10101-97-0
R00484Nickel/Nickel CompoundsNickel(II) sulfate, heptahydrate10101-98-1
R00485Nickel/Nickel CompoundsAntimony nickel titanium oxide yellow8007-18-9
R00486Nickel/Nickel CompoundsNickel niobium titanium yellow rutile68611-43-8
R00487Nickel/Nickel CompoundsCobalt titanate green spinel68186-85-6
R00488Perfluorohexane-1-sulphonic acid and its saltsPerfluorohexane-1-sulphonic acid355-46-4
R00489Perfluorohexane-1-sulphonic acid and its saltsammonium perfluorohexane-1-sulphonate68259-08-5
R00490Perfluorohexane-1-sulphonic acid and its saltspotassium perfluorohexane-1-sulphonate3871-99-6
R00491Perfluorohexane-1-sulphonic acid and its saltssodium perfluorohexane-1-sulphonate2923-26-4
R00154Lead/Lead CompoundsTrilead bis(carbonate) dihydroxide1319-46-6

Background

The IEC 62474 DSL is an internationally recognized and harmonized list of substances and substance groups that are regulated and may be constituents of electrical and electronic products and systems. Electrical and electronic manufacturers and suppliers use the DSL in their design and supply chain management operations to specify and control substances of concern. The list is typically updated as needed based on regulatory changes. For additional information about IEC 62474, see the article About IEC 62474. The IEC 62474 database is available online; the standard itself which specifies the material declaration requirements and rules may be purchased in the same manner as any other IEC standard — from the IEC webstore or a reseller.

 Additional Information

The updated DSL version is D14.00. The new and modified entries have a last revised date of 2017-09-03

If anyone is aware of errors or omissions in the database (e.g. a regulated substances that is not included in the DSL but has potential EEE applications) or a regulatory reference that is out of date, please send an email to ECD Compliance and we will raise the issue with the  IEC 62474 validation team.

For further information on IEC 62474 or for support on your substance management program, please contact ECD Compliance.

 

 

 

 

IEC 62474 Declarable Substance List – Jan 2017 Update

The IEC 62474 Declarable Substance List (DSL) was updated on January 12, 2017 following the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) addition of substances to the EU REACH Candidate List on the same day. The update includes those of newly added REACH SVHCs that may be constituents of EEE products. A few additional maintenance updates were also made.

The DSL is used globally by EEE manufacturers, suppliers, and IT solution providers as a common list of substances that should be declared throughout the supply chain, allowing downstream manufacturers to access product compliance to substance regulations around the world. The DSL includes declarable substances and substance groups together with reporting thresholds and reportable applications.

The update includes:

  • two of the four SVHCs added to the EU REACH Candidate List on January 12, 2017
  • reference substances for one of the SVHCs that is a group of substances
  • an update to the reportable application field of one of the Lead/Lead compound substance groups
  • deletion of two reference substances

The IEC 62474 data exchange format (XML schema and developer’s table) was not updated during this maintenance cycle. There were no changes made to the Material Classes.

Declarable Substance List (DSL)

Additions and modifications to the DSL  are listed in the table below

IDSubstance GroupSpecific SubstanceCAS numberReportable ApplicationsReporting Threshold
001414,4’-isopropylidenediphenol (BPA, Bisphenol A)80-05-7AllIntentionally added or 0.1 mass% of article
00142Nonadecafluorodecanoic acid (PFDA) and its sodium and ammonium salts See Reference SubstancesSee Reference SubstancesAll0.1 mass% of article
00021Lead/Lead CompoundsSee Reference SubstancesSee Reference SubstancesAll, except for: 1. batteries, 2. surface coating material of cables/cords with thermoset or thermoplastic coatings, and 3. paint and similar surface coatings of toys and other articles intended for use by children
0.1 mass% of total Pb in homogenous material

Bisphenol A (BPA) was added to the REACH Candidate List and, given that the substance has several applications in EEE manufacturing, was included in the IEC 62474  DSL.

For the Lead/Lead Compounds entry with ID=00021 a clarification was made to the reportable application field.  There are a total of five different Lead/Lead Compound entries with different reporting thresholds for different reportable applications. The clarification helps ensure that the correct threshold is being applied for each application.

Reference Substance List

Additions and deletions to the Reference Substance List are listed in the tables below

Reference Substance List - Additions

IDSubstanceGroupSpecificSubstanceCASnumber
R00474Nonadecafluorodecanoic acid (PFDA) and its sodium and ammonium salts Nonadecafluorodecanoic acid335-76-2
R00475Nonadecafluorodecanoic acid (PFDA) and its sodium and ammonium salts Decanoic acid, nonadecafluoro-, sodium salt3830-45-3
R00476Nonadecafluorodecanoic acid (PFDA) and its sodium and ammonium salts Ammonium nonadecafluorodecanoate3108-42-7
R00477Chlorinated Flame Retardants (CFR)Tris(1,3-dichloro-2-propyl)phosphate13674-87-8

Reference Substance List - Deletions

IDSubstanceGroupSpecificSubstanceCASnumber
R00164Lead/Lead CompoundsLead hydroxidcarbonate1344-36-1
R00289Perfluorooctane sulfonates (PFOS)Perfluorooctanoic acid sodium salt335-95-5

Background

The IEC 62474 DSL is an internationally recognized and harmonized list of substances and substance groups that are regulated and may be constituents of electrical and electronic products and systems. Electrical and electronic manufacturers and suppliers use the DSL in their design and supply chain management operations to specify and control substances of concern. The list is typically updated as needed based on regulatory changes. For additional information about IEC 62474, see the article About IEC 62474. The IEC 62474 database is available online; the standard itself which specifies the material declaration requirements and rules may be purchased in the same manner as any other IEC standard — from the IEC webstore or a reseller.

 Additional Information

The updated DSL version is D13.00. The new and modified entries have a last revised date of 2017-01-12.

If anyone is aware of errors or omissions in the database (e.g. a regulated substances that is not included in the DSL but has potential EEE applications) or a regulatory reference that is out of date, please send an email to ECD Compliance and we will raise the issue with the  IEC 62474 validation team.

For further information on IEC 62474 or for support on your substance management program, please contact ECD Compliance.

IEC 62474 Declarable Substance List is Updated (June 2016)

The IEC 62474 Declarable Substance List (DSL) and the Reference Substance List (RSL) were updated on June 22, 2016. The substance lists are used globally by EEE manufacturers, suppliers, and IT solution providers as a common list of substances and substance groups that are declared throughout the supply chain. Downstream manufacturers of EEE products need suppliers to declare these substances when they are present in order to determine compliance to substance regulations around the world and as evidence of due diligence in their conformity assessment.

The update includes:

  • the one substance added to the EU REACH Candidate List on June 20, 2016
  • The entry for “Perfluorononan-1-oic-acid and its sodium and ammonium salts” was changed from a substance entry to a substance group and the three substances in this group were added as reference substanc.

The IEC 62474 data exchange format (XML schema and developer’s table) was not updated during this maintenance cycle.

Background

The IEC 62474 DSL is an internationally recognized and harmonized list of substances and substance groups that are regulated and may be constituents of electrical and electronic products and systems. Electrical and electronic manufacturers and suppliers use the DSL in their design and supply chain management operations to specify and control substances of concern. The list is typically updated as needed based on regulatory changes. For additional information about IEC 62474, see the article About IEC 62474. The IEC 62474 database is available online (free of charge); the standard itself which specifies the material declaration requirements and rules may be purchased in the same manner as any other IEC standard — from the IEC webstore or a reseller.

Additions to the Declarable Substance List (DSL)

Additions and technical modifications to the DSL were driven by EU REACH. The new/modified entries are listed in the table below

IEC 62474 IDSubstance GroupSpecific SubstanceCASReportable ApplicationsReporting TresholdReporting Level
00138Benzo[def]chrysene
50-32-8All0.1 mass% of articleArticle
00140Perfluorononan-1-oic-acid and its sodium and ammonium saltsSee Reference Substance worksheet for more detailsSee Reference Substance worksheet for more detailsAll0.1 mass% of articleArticle

EU REACH Candidate List

Only one substance was added to the REACH Candidate List by the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) on June 20, 2016. The subtance has potential applications in EEE and is therefore included in the DSL.

The substance “Perfluorononan-1-oic-acid and its sodium and ammonium salts” had been added to the DSL in December 2015 as a substance.  However, it’s actually a set of three substances; therefore it’s listing has been changed to a substance group and the three individual substances have been added to the reference substance list.

The new reference substance entries just added are shown in the table below.

IDSubstance GroupSubstanceCAS
R00471Perfluorononan-1-oic-acid and its sodium and ammonium saltsPerfluorononan-1-oic-acid 375-95-1
R00472Perfluorononan-1-oic-acid and its sodium and ammonium saltsAmmonium salt of perfluorononan-1-oic-acid 4149-60-4
R00473Perfluorononan-1-oic-acid and its sodium and ammonium saltsSodium salt of perfluorononan-1-oic-acid 21049-39-8

 Material Classes

There were no changes to the Material Classes.

 Additional Information

The new DSL version is D12.00.New or modified entries have a last revised date of 2016-06-23.

If anyone is aware of errors or omissions in the database (e.g. a regulated substances that is not included in the DSL but has potential EEE applications) or a regulatory reference that is out of date, please send an email to ECD Compliance and we will raise the issue with the  IEC 62474 validation team.

For further information on IEC 62474 or for support on your substance management program, please contact ECD Compliance.

IEC 62474 DSL Updated to Align with “Article” Interpretation

The IEC 62474 Declarable Substance List (DSL) was updated (D11.00) on March 28, 2016 to reflect the September 2015 European Court of Justice (ECJ) interpretation of the term “article”. The ECJ ruling is important for OEMS and suppliers in determining whether a REACH Candidate List SVHC is above the 0.1 mass% threshold that triggers communication and notification obligations under the EU REACH regulation. A summary of the ECJ ruling is available from the blog post EU Judgment – SVHC Reporting Required for First Article.

The 71 REACH SVHCs entries in the DSL have had their reporting threshold revised to “0.1 mass% of article” to indicate that the threshold refers to an individual article.

In developing a solution to align the DSL with the ECJ ruling, the IEC 62474 validation team (VT) considered the possibility of using the term “product part” to represent an article; however, a “product part” in a material declaration can be used to represent any of several levels of subassemblies and components in a EEE product. Therefore, in many situations, it may not always be a match for the REACH definition of article.

The VT also discussed the possibility of including some type of guidance to assist manufacturer in using the threshold in the context of electrical and electronic products. However, given that guidance on the practical interpretation of “article” is still the subject of intense discussion by regulators, politicians industry and other stakeholders for the next release of the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) guidance document on substances in articles, it wouldn’t be appropriate for the VT to try to second guess the conclusion of this work.  Once ECHA publishes its guidance document with examples, the IEC 62474 DSL may be revised again to support the guidance.

Reporting Levels

With the ECJ ruling addressed, the new “ReportingLevel” field, which was recently added to the database, was populated.  The ReportingLevel field is intended to simplify for users the interpretation of the more complex reporting thresholds. Some of the reporting thresholds are difficult to interpret because of how they are written in the regulation. For example, some thresholds refer to a part, but the actual intention from the regulation is material.

The ReportingLevel for a  given DSL entry indicates one of four possible values: Product, Product Part, Article or Material.

Changes to Declarable Substance Groups

There were a couple of additional minor DSL changes.

The scope of the substance group “Polychlorinated Naphthalenes (PCNs)” was expanded to include all such substances with 1 or more chlorine atoms Previously only substances with  more than 3 chlorine atoms were consider to be included in the group. The change is based on the additional requirements of the EU POP regulation.

For consistency in substance naming, the substance group  “4-Nonylphenol, branched and linear, ethoxylated [substances with a linear and/or branched alkyl chain with a carbon number of 9 covalently bound in position 4 to phenol, ethoxylated covering UVCB- and well-defined substances, polymers and homologues, which include any of the individual isomers and/or combinations thereof]” was abbreviated to “4-Nonylphenol, branched and linear, ethoxylated” to align with the IEC 62474 substance naming convention. The portion of the  name that appears in square brackets is not actually part of the chemical name but rather a description of the substance group.  This description has been moved to the comment field in the DSL entry.

Reference Substances

Given the expanded scope of the Polychlorinated Naphthalenes (PCNs) substance group, a large number of additional references have been added in place of the generic reference substance “Other polychlorinated Naphthalenes”. The added reference substances are listed in Table 1 below.

Four additional reference substances have been list for the substance group “4-Nonylphenol, branched and linear, ethoxylated”. The new entries are shown in Table 2.

 Material Classes and the XML Schema

 No changes were made to the material classes or the XML Schema during this update.

Table 1: Reference Substances Added for Polychlorinated Naphthalenes (PCNs)

Substance GroupSpecific SubstanceCAS number
Polychlorinated Naphthalenes (PCNs)1-Chloronaphthalene90-13-1
Polychlorinated Naphthalenes (PCNs)2-Chloronaphthalene91-58-7
Polychlorinated Naphthalenes (PCNs)1,5-Dichloronaphthalene1825-30-5
Polychlorinated Naphthalenes (PCNs)1,4-Dichloronaphthalene1825-31-6
Polychlorinated Naphthalenes (PCNs)1,2-Dichloronaphthalene2050-69-3
Polychlorinated Naphthalenes (PCNs)1,6-Dichloronaphthalene2050-72-8
Polychlorinated Naphthalenes (PCNs)1,7-Dichloronaphthalene2050-73-9
Polychlorinated Naphthalenes (PCNs)1,8-Dichloronaphthalene2050-74-0
Polychlorinated Naphthalenes (PCNs)2,3-Dichloronaphthalene2050-75-1
Polychlorinated Naphthalenes (PCNs)2,6-Dichloronaphthalene2065-70-5
Polychlorinated Naphthalenes (PCNs)1,3-Dichloronaphthalene2198-75-6
Polychlorinated Naphthalenes (PCNs)2,7-Dichloronaphthalene2198-77-8
Polychlorinated Naphthalenes (PCNs)Chloronaphthalene25586-43-0
Polychlorinated Naphthalenes (PCNs)Dichloronaphthalene28699-88-9
Polychlorinated Naphthalenes (PCNs)Pentachloronaphthalene1321-64-8
Polychlorinated Naphthalenes (PCNs)Trichloronaphthalene1321-65-9
Polychlorinated Naphthalenes (PCNs)Hexachloronaphthalene1335-87-1
Polychlorinated Naphthalenes (PCNs)Tetrachloronaphthalene1335-88-2
Polychlorinated Naphthalenes (PCNs)Perchloronaphthalene 2234-13-1
Polychlorinated Naphthalenes (PCNs)1,4,6-Trichloronaphthalene2437-54-9
Polychlorinated Naphthalenes (PCNs)1,4,5-Trichloronaphthalene2437-55-0
Polychlorinated Naphthalenes (PCNs)1,4,5,8-Tetrachloronaphthalene3432-57-3
Polychlorinated Naphthalenes (PCNs)1,2,4,8-Tetrachloronaphthalene6529-87-9
Polychlorinated Naphthalenes (PCNs)1,2,4,5-Tetrachloronaphthalene6733-54-6
Polychlorinated Naphthalenes (PCNs)1,2,3,6,7,8-Hexachloronaphthalene17062-87-2
Polychlorinated Naphthalenes (PCNs)1,2,3,4-Tetrachloronaphthalene20020-02-4
Polychlorinated Naphthalenes (PCNs)1,3,5,8-Tetrachloronaphthalene31604-28-1
Polychlorinated Naphthalenes (PCNs)Heptachloronaphthalene32241-08-0
Polychlorinated Naphthalenes (PCNs)2,3,6,7-Tetrachloronaphthalene34588-40-4
Polychlorinated Naphthalenes (PCNs)1,2,4-Trichloronaphthalene50402-51-2
Polychlorinated Naphthalenes (PCNs)1,2,3-Trichloronaphthalene50402-52-3
Polychlorinated Naphthalenes (PCNs)1,3,5-Trichloronaphthalene51570-43-5
Polychlorinated Naphthalenes (PCNs)1,2,6-Trichloronaphthalene51570-44-6
Polychlorinated Naphthalenes (PCNs)1,2,4,6-Tetrachloronaphthalene51570-45-7
Polychlorinated Naphthalenes (PCNs)1,2,3,5-Tetrachloronaphthalene53555-63-8
Polychlorinated Naphthalenes (PCNs)1,3,5,7-Tetrachloronaphthalene53555-64-9
Polychlorinated Naphthalenes (PCNs)1,2,3,5,7-Pentachloronaphthalene53555-65-0
Polychlorinated Naphthalenes (PCNs)1,2,5-Trichloronaphthalene55720-33-7
Polychlorinated Naphthalenes (PCNs)1,2,7-Trichloronaphthalene55720-34-8
Polychlorinated Naphthalenes (PCNs)1,2,8-Trichloronaphthalene55720-35-9
Polychlorinated Naphthalenes (PCNs)1,3,6-Trichloronaphthalene55720-36-0
Polychlorinated Naphthalenes (PCNs)1,3,7-Trichloronaphthalene55720-37-1
Polychlorinated Naphthalenes (PCNs)1,3,8-Trichloronaphthalene55720-38-2
Polychlorinated Naphthalenes (PCNs)1,6,7-Trichloronaphthalene55720-39-3
Polychlorinated Naphthalenes (PCNs)2,3,6-Trichloronaphthalene55720-40-6
Polychlorinated Naphthalenes (PCNs)1,2,3,7-Tetrachloronaphthalene55720-41-7
Polychlorinated Naphthalenes (PCNs)1,3,6,7-Tetrachloronaphthalene55720-42-8
Polychlorinated Naphthalenes (PCNs)1,4,6,7-Tetrachloronaphthalene55720-43-9
Polychlorinated Naphthalenes (PCNs)1,2,3,4,5,6,7-Heptachloronaphthalene58863-14-2
Polychlorinated Naphthalenes (PCNs)1,2,3,4,5,6,8-Heptachloronaphthalene58863-15-3
Polychlorinated Naphthalenes (PCNs)1,2,3,4,5,6-Hexachloronaphthalene58877-88-6
Polychlorinated Naphthalenes (PCNs)1,2,4,7-Tetrachloronaphthalene67922-21-8
Polychlorinated Naphthalenes (PCNs)1,2,5,6-Tetrachloronaphthalene67922-22-9
Polychlorinated Naphthalenes (PCNs)1,2,5,7-Tetrachloronaphthalene67922-23-0
Polychlorinated Naphthalenes (PCNs)1,2,6,8-Tetrachloronaphthalene67922-24-1
Polychlorinated Naphthalenes (PCNs)1,2,3,4,5-Pentachloronaphthalene67922-25-2
Polychlorinated Naphthalenes (PCNs)1,2,3,4,6-Pentachloronaphthalene67922-26-3
Polychlorinated Naphthalenes (PCNs)1,2,3,4,5,7-Hexachloronaphthalene67922-27-4
Polychlorinated Naphthalenes (PCNs)1,2,4,5,6,8-Hexachloronaphthalene90948-28-0
Polychlorinated Naphthalenes (PCNs)1,2,4,5,7,8-Hexachloronaphthalene103426-92-2
Polychlorinated Naphthalenes (PCNs)1,2,3,4,5,8-Hexachloronaphthalene103426-93-3
Polychlorinated Naphthalenes (PCNs)1,2,3,5,7,8-Hexachloronaphthalene103426-94-4
Polychlorinated Naphthalenes (PCNs)1,2,3,5,6,8-Hexachloronaphthalene103426-95-5
Polychlorinated Naphthalenes (PCNs)1,2,3,4,6,7-Hexachloronaphthalene103426-96-6
Polychlorinated Naphthalenes (PCNs)1,2,3,5,6,7-Hexachloronaphthalene103426-97-7
Polychlorinated Naphthalenes (PCNs)1,2,3,6-Tetrachloronaphthalene149864-78-8
Polychlorinated Naphthalenes (PCNs)1,2,6,7-Tetrachloronaphthalene149864-79-9
Polychlorinated Naphthalenes (PCNs)1,2,5,8-Tetrachloronaphthalene149864-80-2
Polychlorinated Naphthalenes (PCNs)1,2,3,8-Tetrachloronaphthalene149864-81-3
Polychlorinated Naphthalenes (PCNs)1,2,7,8-Tetrachloronaphthalene149864-82-4
Polychlorinated Naphthalenes (PCNs)1,2,3,7,8-Pentachloronaphthalene150205-21-3
Polychlorinated Naphthalenes (PCNs)1,3,6,8-Tetrachloronaphthalene150224-15-0
Polychlorinated Naphthalenes (PCNs)1,2,3,6,7-Pentachloronaphthalene150224-16-1
Polychlorinated Naphthalenes (PCNs)1,2,4,6,7-Pentachloronaphthalene150224-17-2
Polychlorinated Naphthalenes (PCNs)1,2,3,5,6-Pentachloronaphthalene150224-18-3
Polychlorinated Naphthalenes (PCNs)1,2,4,5,7-Pentachloronaphthalene150224-19-4
Polychlorinated Naphthalenes (PCNs)1,2,4,5,6-Pentachloronaphthalene150224-20-7
Polychlorinated Naphthalenes (PCNs)1,2,4,7,8-Pentachloronaphthalene150224-21-8
Polychlorinated Naphthalenes (PCNs)1,2,4,6,8-Pentachloronaphthalene150224-22-9
Polychlorinated Naphthalenes (PCNs)1,2,3,6,8-Pentachloronaphthalene150224-23-0
Polychlorinated Naphthalenes (PCNs)1,2,3,5,8-Pentachloronaphthalene150224-24-1
Polychlorinated Naphthalenes (PCNs)1,2,4,5,8-Pentachloronaphthalene150224-25-2

Table 2: Newly added reference substances for 4-Nonylphenol, branched and linear, ethoxylated

Substance GroupSpecific SubstanceCAS number
4-Nonylphenol, branched and linear, ethoxylatedEthanol, 2-(4-nonylphenoxy)-104-35-8
4-Nonylphenol, branched and linear, ethoxylatedIsononylphenol ethoxylate37205-87-1
4-Nonylphenol, branched and linear, ethoxylatedPoly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl), alpha-(4-nonylphenyl)-omega-hydroxy-, branched127087-87-0
4-Nonylphenol, branched and linear, ethoxylated4-tert-Nonylphenol diethoxylate156609-10-8

IEC 62474 DSL Update – Version D10.00

Version D10.00 of the IEC 62474 Declarable Substance List (DSL) and the Reference Substance List (RSL) were released on December 17, 2015. The substance lists are used globally by EEE manufacturers, suppliers, and IT solution providers as a common list of substances and substance groups that are declared throughout the supply chain. Declaration of the substances are important for downstream manufacturers to determine conformity of EEE products to substance regulations around the world and to perform due diligence in conformity assessment.

The update includes:

  • four of five substances from the December 17, 2015 SVHC additions to the EU REACH Candidate List and
  • changes in the reporting threshold of the four phthalate substances that were added to the EU RoHS Directive earlier this year.

The IEC 62474 data exchange format (XML schema and developer’s table) was not updated during this maintenance cycle.  The database update is the final step in maintenance cycle (MC-2015-02) which was started in September.

Background

The IEC 62474 DSL is an internationally recognized and harmonized list of substances and substance groups that are regulated and may be constituents of electrical and electronic products and systems. Electrical and electronic manufacturers and suppliers use the DSL in their design and supply chain management operations to specify and control substances of concern. The list is typically updated as needed based on regulatory changes. For additional information about IEC 62474, see the article About IEC 62474. The IEC 62474 database is available online (free of charge); the standard itself which specifies the material declaration requirements and rules may be purchased in the same manner as any other IEC standard — from the IEC webstore or a reseller.

Additions to the Declarable Substance List (DSL)

Additions and technical modifications to the DSL were driven by two regulations: EU REACH and EU RoHS. The new entries are listed in the table below

New and Modified Substance Entries in the DSL - D10.00

SubstanceCAS numberTypical ApplicationsReporting ThresholdRegulation
Bis (2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP)117-81-7Plasticizer, dye, pigment, paint, ink, adhesive, lubricant0.1 mass% in homogenous materialEU RoHS
Dibutyl phthalate (DBP)84-74-2Plasticizer, dye, pigment, paint, ink, adhesive, lubricant0.1 mass% in homogenous materialEU RoHS
Benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP)85-68-7Plasticizer, dye, pigment, paint, ink, adhesive, lubricant0.1 mass% in homogenous materialEU RoHS
Diisobutyl phthalate84-69-5Plasticizer, dye, pigment, paint, ink, adhesive, lubricant0.1 mass% in homogenous materialEU RoHS
1,3-propanesultone1120-71-4Electrolyte fluid of rechargeable lithium ion batteries 0.1 mass%REACH Candidate List
2,4-di-tert-butyl-6-(5-chlorobenzotriazol-2-yl)phenol (UV-327)3864-99-1UV stabilizer0.1 mass%REACH Candidate List
2-(2H-benzotriazol-2-yl)-4-(tert-butyl)-6-(sec-butyl)phenol (UV-350)36437-37-3UV stabilizer0.1 mass%REACH Candidate List
Perfluorononan-1-oic-acid and its sodium and ammonium salts375-95-1, 21049-39-8, 4149-60-4Surfactant in the production of the fluoropolymer polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF)0.1 mass%REACH Candidate List

EU REACH Candidate List

Four of the five SVHCs added to the REACH Candidate List on December 17, 2015 were identified as being possible constituents of EEE products and are therefore included in the DSL. The validation team did not find any evidence that the other SVHC added to the Candidate List would exist in EEE above the reporting threshold.

Note: The reporting threshold for the new REACH SVHC substance entries is listed as “0.1 mass%” in the same manner as the other REACH SVHCs listed in the DSL; however, the IEC 62474 validation team is working on a systemic change to the reporting thresholds to take into account the European Court of Justice ruling in September with regard to the interpretation of article.

EU RoHS

The four Phthalates DEHP, DBP, BBP, and DIBP were added into the EU RoHS Directive with the restrictions taking effect starting on July 22, 2019. Although the restriction date is several years out, some of these phthalates are pervasively used in EEE and will take significant time and effort to eliminate. Adding these substances to the IEC 62474 DSL now is necessary to help manufacturers identify the use of these substances throughout their supply chain.

The original six RoHS substance entries were also updated to reflect the recast Directive 2011/65/EU instead of the original 2002/95/EC.   This is a minor editorial change.

New data field for Reporting Level

A number of new features were added recently to the IEC 62474 database. This includes a new data field has been added to all DSL entries for “Reporting Level”. This field is currently blank, but will used in the near future to provide additional information to help users interpret the reporting threshold. You can find additional information on the new features added by the IEC IT team in an earlier posting.

Changes to the Reference Substance List (RSL)

Two minor changes were made to the Reference Substance List (RSL).

  • The CAS number 31119-53-6 was added to the entry for Cadmium sulfate
  • The CAS number 7789-12-0 was added to the entry for Sodium dichromate

 Material Classes

There were no changes to the Material Classes.

 Additional Information

If anyone is aware of errors or omissions in the database (e.g. a regulated substances that is not included in the DSL but has potential EEE applications) or a regulatory reference that is out of date, please send an email to ECD Compliance and we will review and address with the  IEC 62474 validation team.

For further information on IEC 62474 or for support on your substance management program, please contact ECD Compliance.

IEC 62474 Database Gets Some New Features

On December 14, 2015, the IEC Central Office rolled out some new features in the IEC 62474 database.  The features improve the usability of the database and also provide some new features to support the validation team that maintains the database.

The most significant changes relevant to users include:

  • A new data field for “Reporting Level” has been added to each Declarable Substance List (DSL) entry (more detail on this is provided below)
  • The Export button for the reference substance (RSL) list has been moved further left to make it more visible when a user has a narrow browser window.
  • Users may now export the RSL as an XML file
  • The header message at the top of the browser window that indicates that database status and version now includes a scroll bar to allow users to review the entire message when using a narrow browser window
  • The substance drop-down has been narrowed by showing only the first 30 characters and last 20 characters of a substance or substance group name. The drop-down used to be over 200 characters wide due to some very long substance names. Narrowing the drop-down list makes substance selection more practical. When a specific substance is selected, the entire substance name appears in light grey just below the drop-down box.

The New “Reporting Level” field

Some of the reporting thresholds are quite complex and it’s not always easy to determine whether the reporting threshold applies to a material, a product part, or the entire product. The intention of the “Reporting Level” field is to clearly indicate the basis for the reporting threshold (i.e. what should be used as the denominator when calculating the mass percent for comparing to the reporting threshold). The “reporting Level data fields are currently left blank but will be filled in once the IEC 62474 validation team decides how to address the impact of the recent European Court of Justice ruling on REACH interpretation of article.

Contact ECD Compliance for information on how we can assist your business with setting up a material declaration system and conformity assessment procedures.