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SCIP Information in Declaration for Compliance

This article was updated  based on changes made by VT62474 at its January 29-31, 2020 meeting.


This is the fourth in a series of articles on how to use IEC 62474 for collecting supply chain information to meet the upcoming EU SCIP data information requirements.

The Declaration for Compliance is a true/false declaration against each entry in a Declarable Substance List (DSL), indicating whether the declarable substance (DS) or declarable substance group (DSG) is present in the product. This is similar to a Class C declaration in IPC-1752A. The Declaration for Compliance does not include information on product build hierarchy, but it includes sufficient information for the downstream manufacturer to be able to assess compliance against the regulations covered by the DSL.

Given that the Declaration for Compliance is intended to be a simple, product-level declaration, it’s not a natural mechanism to declare information about the articles containing SVHCs.  Never-the-less, Compliance Declarations are preferred by some organizations, so the data exchange format for the Compliance module is being expanded to support information needed for SCIP submissions.

Declaring REACH SVHCs in a Declaration for Compliance Continue reading

SCIP Information in IEC 62474 Composition Declaration

This is the third in a series of articles on how to use IEC 62474 for collecting supply chain information to meet the emerging EU SCIP data information requirements.

This article was updated  based on adjustments made by VT62474 at its January 29-31, 2020 meeting.

SCIP Reporting in the Composition Declaration

The Composition Declaration is one of two substance declaration modules provided by IEC 62474:2018. It is used by a response (e.g. supplier) to provide a hierarchical declaration of substances within materials and/or product parts that make up the product.  IEC 62474 requires that at least DSL substances that are present in the product be reported in a composition declaration, but it may include other substances, up to and including a full material declaration (FMD).

The declaration of materials and product parts is usually optional, but this becomes mandatory if the material or product part contains a declarable substance based on that material or product part.  For example, if the declarable substance has a threshold based on battery then the battery must be declared as a product part.  This also applies to a (REACH) article that contains an SVHC on the REACH Candidate List.  The first article containing the SVHC must be declared as a product part so that downstream manufacturers can calculate the mass percent of the SVHC in the Article.

Note: Although the standard specifies that material and product parts are usually optional, a requester (e.g. manufacturer or a solution provider) may require that material and/or product part information be provided, even though the standard does not make it mandatory. That is, requester requirements may supplement and enhance the minimum requirements specified in the standard, but this information is subject to mutual agreement between requester and responder.

Article containing the REACH SVHC is reported as a ProductPart Continue reading

SCIP Information about Product in IEC 62474

This article was updated  based on changes made by VT62474 at its January 29-31, 2020 meeting.


This post is the second in a series of posts about how to use IEC 62474 to declare information through the supply chain so that an EU SCIP duty holder (manufacturer, importer, or distributor) can meet its submission obligations in the EU SCIP database.

The first article is available at: IEC 62474 Support for EU SCIP Database

A submission into the SCIP database requires that certain minimum information about the product being manufactured or imported into the EU is provided.  This includes the Article name, primary article identifier, article category (i.e. CN customs code), safe use instructions, production in the EU, and number of units.  The “production in the EU” indicator has the possibility of a default response “Unwilling to disclose” and for the top-level product being submitted, the number of units will normally be one.  For the other data fields, the material declaration will need to report this information.

The above data is provided in the ProductID element of the XML Schema as shown in the table below. Continue reading

IEC 62474 Declarable Substance List Updated – January 16, 2020

The IEC 62474 DSL and RSL were updated on January 16, 2020 to version D19.00. The update included edits to a few existing DSL entries and the addition of two new entries corresponding to two of the four substances (relevant to EEE) that ECHA added to the REACH Candidate List substances on same day.

Changes to Existing DSL Entries

  • The previous declarable substance group “Disodium tetraborates” was modified to “Disodium tetraborate, anhydrous” to align with the REACH Candidate List designation by separating out “Tetraboron disodium heptaoxide, hydrate” as a new declarable substance entry (ID=00163)
  • Notes were added to DSL entries 00138, 00144, 00145, and 00148 to indicate that these substances are polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH)
  • A note was added to entry 00046 (Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) and specific substitutes” to clarify that an EU REACH Regulation Annex XVII entry applies to one or more reference substances in this Declarable Substance Group.
  • Updates that had been made by ECHA to CAS numbers were also made to DSL entries: 00144, 00145, 00157, 00159.

New Entries

  • Two of the four SVHCs that were added to the REACH Candidate List by ECHA on January 16, 2020 were added to the DSL: “Perfluorobutane sulfonic acid (PFBS) and its salts” and “Diisohexyl phthalate”. The other two Candidate List entries were screened and are not added. Four reference substances were added to the RSL for PFBS.

Additional Information

The updated DSL version is D19.00. The new and modified entries have a last revised date of 2020-01-16.

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 support on IEC 62474 or your substance management program, please contact ECD Compliance.

Revised IEC 62474:2018 Flexibility for Material Declarations

The IEC 62474:2018 standard introduces several new and revised capabilities to the International Material Declaration Standard. The new capabilities based on emerging regulatory requirements, user feedback, and the needs of a broad range of industries. It provides significant flexibility for suppliers to provide material declaration information while ensuring that critical information for downstream manufacturers to assess product compliance is always available. The Data Exchange Format now includes a new Declaration for Compliance module and additional support for EU REACH compliance and the upcoming EU Substance of Concern in Products (SCIP) database.  The changes were also intended to make the standard useful to a broad range of industries and different stages in the supply chain given the intertwined nature of global supply chains. .

The material and substance information in the material declaration are organized into declaration modules referred to as “sectionals”.   A hierarchical data representation of the “Product” type in the XML schema was shown in Figure 2. The declaration modules (types of declarations) that may be included in the IEC 62474 material declaration are:

  • Declaration for Compliance;
  • Composition Declaration;
  • Material Class Declaration;
  • Query Statement Declarations (represented by QueryList)

A material declaration that conforms to IEC 62474:2018 needs to include at least a Declaration for Compliance or a Composition Declaration (it may also contain both).

The Composition Declaration is used by a responder (supplier) to provide a hierarchical declaration of substances within materials and/or product parts that make up the product.  IEC 62474 requires that at least DSL substances that are present in the product be reported in a composition declaration, but it may include other substances, up to and including a full material declaration (FMD).  Some of the declaration features in the Composition Declaration (most of which are optional) include:

  • The capability for the supplier to provide information about product parts in the build hierarchy and materials (optional). An indefinite hierarchy of product parts is allowed by the Composition Declaration (i.e. product parts may be further partitioned into product parts);
  • Declaration of a DSL that indicates the minimum set of declarable substances that have been declared if they are present in the product;
  • True/False flags enabling the responder to indicate if the Composition Declarations is a full material declaration (FMD) and/or if it includes required information for SCIP submission;
  • Information about the materials in the product including: material class (or material category), material properties and use descriptions
  • The ability to identify substances based on a variety of different conventions, including DSL entry, CAS registry number, EC number, REACH Candidate List entry, etc. If the substance is part of a declarable substance group, it’s also possibly to ‘tag’ the substance with a substance group ID – this assist the downstream manufacturers with compliance assessment;
  • Applicable exemptions to substance restrictions that are needed by downstream manufacturers in assessing compliance

The Declaration for Compliance is a simplified true/false declaration against each entry in a Declarable Substance List (DSL), indicating whether the declarable substance (DS) or declarable substance group (DSG) is present in the product. The Declaration for Compliance typically does not include information on product build hierarchy (see exception below), but it includes sufficient information for the downstream manufacturer to be able to assess compliance against the regulations covered by the DSL.

An exception to including build hierarchy information in the Declaration for Compliance is when the declaration provides information needed for an EU SCIP database submission.  In the SCIP use case, information about the lowest-level (first) Articles containing the REACH Candidate List SVHCs are needed. This use case will be described in future blog posts once the functionality has been finalized and published by the IEC 62474 Validation Team.

If the material declaration is intended to cover multiple DSLs, then multiple instances of ‘Compliance’ may be declared – one for each DSL. The Compliance declaration module also includes a flag to indicate if the sufficient information has been provided for a

A material declaration that conforms to IEC 62474:2018 needs to include at least a Declaration for Compliance or a Composition Declaration but it may also include both.

Strategic and Technical Support on IEC 62474

For consulting support or training on IEC 62474 or your substance management program, contact ECD Compliance.

Material Names

If one or more materials are declared in the material declaration, a name for the material is mandatory and a Identifier (MaterialID) of the material is optional. This material name is the name or other text identifier of the material within the product. Material name may describe the material and/or describe the use or location of the materials in the part. The MaterialID field in material can be used to identify a declared material based on specifications defined in a standard (e.g., ISO 1043, parts 1 through 4 for plastics).

When declaring a material in the declaration, the material class to which the material belongs should be reported in the “materialClassID” field. This is recommended by subclause 4.5.3(e) in the standard.

Exemption List Added for EU RoHS Annex IV

On November 30, 2019, the IEC 62474 exemption List was added for EU RoHS Annex IV.

This is the initial version of the IEC 62474 EU RoHS Annex III Exemption List.
– There may be some adjustments to the lists based on feedback. Please check back regularly.

In a material declaration, the following identity information is applicable:
– List Authority=”IEC62474″;
– List Identity=”EU-RoHS-AnnexIV”;
– List Version=”E1.0″.
– The Entry IDs of individual exemptions are provided in column D of the list.

All entries have a last revised date of 2019-11-30.

Anyone identifying an error in any of the exemption lists or other parts of the International Standard that are posted on the IEC 62474 database is asked to contact the Validation Team (VT62474) at iec62474(at)rohs.ca   Thanks.

Material Class List (MCL) Revised to M2.00

Revised Material Class List (M2.00)

On August 21, 2019, the IEC 62474 Material Class List (MCL) was updated to version M2.00. This was a major revision to the MCL, including the material class categories and the download format. There are now only two levels of material class categories (versus the three in the initial version of the MCL).

This is the first update to the MCL since it was initially published in 2012.  The original MCL was kept to relatively broad material classifications to make it easier for manufacturers and suppliers to classify the materials in their products.  But the downside was that it didn’t provide enough information to contribute real business value in conducting environmental assessments such as LCA, recyclability analysis or other circular economy objectives.  In the revised MCL, the number of material classes has been expanded to better identify material classifications for Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and material recycling streams.

MCL Categories

The revised MCL includes three levels of material class identification.  The first level (Cat1) distinguishes between inorganic materials, organic materials and materials for product operation. The second level (Cat2) identifies a general category of material (such as steels and ferrous materials) and the third level (the Material Class) provides enough specificity for LCA or to identify the applicable recycling stream (such as PolyEthylene (PE) which has material class ID = M-201).

Given that fillers can have a significant impact on the recycling opportunity for thermoplastics, Thermoplastics are subdivided at level 2 between Unfilled Thermoplastics resin (M-20) and Filled Thermoplastics resin (M-25).

Every level 2 material category in the MCL is assigned a two-digit MC code (e.g. M-10 for steels and ferrous materials). This level 2 code may be used in the material declaration in the situation when a supplier does not know the level 3 code (which are represented by a 3-digit code).  This provides a migration path from broader classifications to more detailed classifications when know. However, the level 2 material categories will typically not provide enough information for a good LCA.

When using the IEC 62474 MCL, the declaration need need to identify the list by authority, identity, and version as follows:

  • authority=”IEC62474″
  • identity=”IEC62474-MCL”
  • version=”M2.00″

For support or training on the correct implementation of IEC 62474 material declarations, contact ECD Compliance.

 

IEC 62474 Database Update with Exemption Lists – July 2019

The IEC 62474 (Material Declaration) Database was updated on July 21-22, 2019. This was a very extensive and complex update:

  • There were a significant number of additions and changes made to the IEC 62474 declarable substances list (DSL) and references substance list (RSL) during this update. The new DSL/RSL version is D18.00.
    • One of the four SVHCs added to the REACH Candidate List in July 2019 is a possible constituent of electrotechnical products and therefore included in the DSL;
    • Several other substance groups and substances were added due to emerging regulatory changes;
    • A major review of substance names and synonyms was performed. Changes reflecting this review were included in this update;
    • DSL and RSL entries that are new or changed have a last revised date of 2019-07-21;
    • Entries that were removed can be identified by comparing the new DSL and RSL with D17.01 (see archive section).
  • An update to the complementary list was also posted (CL18.00). This is a list of REACH Candidate List SVHCs that were screened out and not added to the EEE industry DSL.
  • The initial release of exemption lists for EU RoHS Annex III and China RoHS were published as of July 22, 2019. The EU RoHS Annex IV exemption is in final review and will be published soon.
  • There were no changes made to the Material Class List (MCL) — update coming soon
  • The data exchange format (DX) had a major revision (X8.00) based on the revised IEC 62474:2018 standard published last year.
    • The revised XML schema and developer’s table were posted on April 14, 2019.
    • The revision supports a new  Declaration for Compliance module that enables suppliers to provide a summary declaration against a DSL.  It is similar to the IPC-1752A Class C declaration.

Additional information on the Database update is provided below.  For technical support, consulting, or training on this database update or on the full set of new features and changes that were recently added to IEC 62474 or the revised IEC 62474-2018 data exchange format and XML schema, please contact ECD Compliance.

Declarable Substances List (D18.00)

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, reportable applications, and other information that is important for creating a material declaration.

Three new Declarable Substance Groups (DSG) were added to the DSL based on regulatory developments.  This includes TNPP, one of the four SVHC added to the REACH Candidate List on July 16, 2019.  TNPP was the only SVHC that the IEC 62474 Validation Team (VT62474) found may be a constituent of an EEE product above the reporting threshold.  The other three SVHCs were added to the Complementary List (CL18.00) of SVHCs that have been screened out by the team.  Anyone that is aware of new information that a screened out SVHC may exist in EEE above threshold, should contact the VT or ECD Compliance.

The new DSG entries added to the DSL are listed in the table title “New DSL entries”.

New DSL Entries (D18.00)

IDSubstance GroupSpecific SubstanceCAS numberReportable ApplicationsReporting Threshold
00160Perfluorooctanoic acid and its saltsSee Reference Substance worksheet for more detailsSee Reference Substance worksheet for more detailsAll0.0000025 mass% of PFOA including its salts in article or mixture
00161PFOA-related substancesSee Reference Substance worksheet for more detailsSee Reference Substance worksheet for more detailsAll0.0001 mass% of one or a combination of PFOA-related substances, in article or mixture
00162Tris(4-nonylphenyl, branched and linear) phosphite (TNPP) with ≥ 0.1% w/w of 4-nonylphenol, branched and linear (4-NP)See Reference Substance worksheet for more detailsSee Reference Substance worksheet for more detailsAll0.1 mass% of article

Several other updates to declarable substance entries were also made, mostly to adjust declarable substance and declarable substance group names to align with the names used in regulations. There was also an extensive update to the formatting of CAS numbers and Basis Descriptions (i.e. the regulations that are the basis for adding the substance to the DSL).  The use of a standardized format will make it easier for IT systems to automatically parse and extract the relevant information.

The recently added substance clarification data field in the DSL now includes the substance description specified in the REACH Candidate List.  This is a normative field in the DSL and needs to be used to determine whether or not a given substance or mixture falls under the DSL entry.  Substance clarification may also include other information and notes to assist users with the DSL entry. The substance clarifications were simplified in D18.00 compared to version D17.01 – this will make it easier to identify which DSL entries have a substance clarification.

Other changes to DSL entries in this update include:

  • DIBP was added to “Phthalates, Selected Group 1 (DEHP, DBP, BBP, DIBP)” (ID=00036)
  • Several substance and substance group names (including several PAH substances) were adjusted to match the current names in legislation

The revised entries are shown in the table titled “Modified DSL Entries (D18.00)

Modified DSL Entries (D18.00)

IDSubstance GroupSpecific SubstanceCAS numberReportable ApplicationsReporting Threshold
00016Dimethylfumarate (DMF)624-49-7All0.00001 mass% of the part
00036Phthalates, Selected Group 1 (DEHP, DBP, BBP, DIBP)See Reference Substance worksheet for more detailsSee Reference Substance worksheet for more detailsChildren's toy or child care article0.1 mass% as the sum of the phthalate concentrations in plasticized material
00044Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB)See Reference Substance worksheet for more detailsSee Reference Substance worksheet for more detailsAll0.1 mass% in homogenous material
00045Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE)See Reference Substance worksheet for more detailsSee Reference Substance worksheet for more detailsAll0.1 mass% in homogenous material
00048Polychlorinated naphthalenesSee Reference Substance worksheet for more detailsSee Reference Substance worksheet for more detailsAllIntentionally added
00056Tris(2-chloroethyl) phosphate115-96-8All0.1 mass% of article
000801,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, dipentyl ester, branched and linear84777-06-0All0.1 mass% of article
00081Diisopentyl phthalate605-50-5All0.1 mass% of article
00105Imidazolidine-2-thione (2-imidazoline-2-thiol)96-45-7All0.1 mass% of article
00108Benzo[a]pyrene (BaP)50-32-8Rubber 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
00109Benzo[e]pyrene (BeP)192-97-2Rubber 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
00110Benzo[a]anthracene (BaA)56-55-3Rubber 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
00111Chrysen (CHR)218-01-9Rubber 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
00112Benzo[b]fluoranthene (BbFA)205-99-2Rubber 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
00113Benzo[j]fluoranthene (BjFA)205-82-3Rubber 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
00114Benzo[k]fluoranthene (BkFA)207-08-9Rubber 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
00115Dibenzo[a,h]anthracene (DBAhA)53-70-3Rubber 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
00116Benzo[a]pyrene (BaP)50-32-8Rubber or plastic parts of toys and childcare articles that come into direct, prolonged or repetitive skin or oral cavity contact0.00005 mass% of the plastic or rubber part
00117Benzo[e]pyrene (BeP)192-97-2Rubber or plastic parts of toys and childcare articles that come into direct, prolonged or repetitive skin or oral cavity contact0.00005 mass% of the plastic or rubber part
00118Benzo[a]anthracene (BaA)56-55-3Rubber or plastic parts of toys and childcare articles that come into direct, prolonged or repetitive skin or oral cavity contact0.00005 mass% of the plastic or rubber part
00119Chrysen (CHR)218-01-9Rubber or plastic parts of toys and childcare articles that come into direct, prolonged or repetitive skin or oral cavity contact0.00005 mass% of the plastic or rubber part
00120Benzo[b]fluoranthene (BbFA)205-99-2Rubber or plastic parts of toys and childcare articles that come into direct, prolonged or repetitive skin or oral cavity contact0.00005 mass% of the plastic or rubber part
00121Benzo[j]fluoranthene (BjFA)205-82-3Rubber or plastic parts of toys and childcare articles that come into direct, prolonged or repetitive skin or oral cavity contact0.00005 mass% of the plastic or rubber part
00122Benzo[k]fluoranthene (BkFA)207-08-9Rubber or plastic parts of toys and childcare articles that come into direct, prolonged or repetitive skin or oral cavity contact0.00005 mass% of the plastic or rubber part
00123Dibenzo[a,h]anthracene (DBAhA)53-70-3Rubber or plastic parts of toys and childcare articles that come into direct, prolonged or repetitive skin or oral cavity contact0.00005 mass% of the plastic or rubber part
00138Benzo[def]chrysene (Benzo[a]pyrene)50-32-8All0.1 mass% of article

Reference Substances List (D18.00)

Reference Substances were added for each of the new substance group entries and to a few existing substance groups — see table titled “New Reference Substances in RSL (D18.00).

New Reference Substances in RSL (D18.00)

IDSubstance GroupSpecific SubstanceCAS number
R00513Phthalates, Selected Group 1 (DEHP, DBP, BBP, DIBP)Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP)84-69-5
R00496Chlorinated Flame Retardants (CFR)1,4:7,10-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
R00497Chlorinated Flame Retardants (CFR)1,4:7,10-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
R00498Chlorinated Flame Retardants (CFR)1,4:7,10-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
R00499Perfluorooctanoic acid and its saltsPentadecafluorooctanoic acid335-67-1
R00500Perfluorooctanoic acid and its saltsAmmonium pentadecafluorooctanoate3825-26-1
R00501Perfluorooctanoic acid and its saltsSodium pentadecafluorooctanoate335-95-5
R00502Perfluorooctanoic acid and its saltsPotassium pentadecafluorooctanoate2395-00-8
R00503Perfluorooctanoic acid and its saltsSilver pentadecafluorooctanoate335-93-3
R00504PFOA-related substancesPentadecafluorooctanoic acid335-67-1
R00505PFOA-related substancesAmmonium pentadecafluorooctanoate3825-26-1
R00506PFOA-related substancesSodium pentadecafluorooctanoate335-95-5
R00507PFOA-related substancesPotassium pentadecafluorooctanoate2395-00-8
R00508PFOA-related substancesSilver pentadecafluorooctanoate335-93-3
R00509PFOA-related substancesPentadecafluoroctanoyl fluoride335-66-0
R00510PFOA-related substancesMethyl pentadecafluorooctanoate376-27-2
R00511PFOA-related substancesEthyl pentadecafluorooctanoate3108-24-5
R00512PFOA-related substances3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,8,8,9,9,10,10,10-Heptadecafluordecan-1-ol678-39-7
R00514Tris(4-nonylphenyl, branched and linear) phosphite (TNPP) with ≥ 0.1% w/w of 4-nonylphenol, branched and linear (4-NP)Phenol, 4-nonyl, phosphite3050-88-2
R00515Tris(4-nonylphenyl, branched and linear) phosphite (TNPP) with ≥ 0.1% w/w of 4-nonylphenol, branched and linear (4-NP)Phenol, p-isononyl-, phosphite31631-13-7
R00516Tris(4-nonylphenyl, branched and linear) phosphite (TNPP) with ≥ 0.1% w/w of 4-nonylphenol, branched and linear (4-NP)Phenol, p-sec-nonyl-, phosphite106599-06-8

Most of the changes to existing RSL entries were due to adjustments in the names of Declarable Substance Groups. This included:

  • Azocolourants and Azodyes which form certain aromatic amines
  • Phthalates, Selected Group 1 (DEHP, DBP, BBP, DIBP)
  • Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB)
  • Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE)
  • Polychlorinated naphthalenes

Additional changes to the RSL:

  • The name of the reference substance “Mercuric chloride” (ID=R00174) was changed to “Mercury, chloro(cyclohexylmethyl)-“
  • The duplicate reference substance Lead phosphate (ID=R00157) was deleted – this substance is also listed as Lead (II) phosphate (ID=R00165) (same CAS number) . Lead phosphate was added as a synonym to entry R00165 for completeness.

Exemption Lists

The initial release of exemption lists for EU RoHS Annex III and China RoHS were posted. The EU RoHS Annex IV exemption list is in final review and will be published soon.

When creating a material declaration, the following identity information is applicable:

  • List Authority=”IEC62474″;
  • List Identity=”EU-RoHS-AnnexIII” or “China-RoHS”
  • List Version=”E1.0″.
  • The Entry IDs of individual exemptions are provided in column D of the list.

Based on user input, some of the IEC 62474 exemptions lists have exemptions that are split into sub-exemptions when there are multiple expiry dates or technical requirements that change over time. Each sub-exemption has a sub-exemption ID (referred to as sub-identity). This has the benefit of enabling suppliers who are creating material declarations for their products to more precisely identify the specifics of the exemption they are declaring, including the product categories for which the exemption is valid.  However, the sub-exemption concept has the disadvantage of making the exemption lists more complex, although suppliers do not need to use the sub-exemptions. If a supplier’s part or material is used in many different product categories, they can select the original exemption (sub-identity=’00’).

For additional information on sub-exemptions, see the IEC 62474 blog article on exemption lists.

Given that this is the first release of the IEC 62474 exemption lists, there may be some adjustments based on feedback. Please check the IEC 62474  database regularly for any updates.

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 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 D18.00. The new and modified entries have a last revised date of 2019-07-21.

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 support on IEC 62474 or your substance management program, please contact ECD Compliance.

New Features in IEC 62474 Database Upgrade on March 15, 2019

The IEC 62474 database received a software upgrade on Friday March 15, 2019. You will notice that some of the menu names in the left hand ribbon have changed — the naming is now more consistent — and menu options have been added for exemption lists and supplementary lists and information (which now includes the REACH SVHC Complimentary List).

New Information in Declarable Substance List

The Declarable Substance List has two new data fields as specified in IEC 62474:2018. These fields are: “Substance Clarification” and “Mass Info Requirements”. Both fields are currently blank but will be updated in late March to include the new information.

New Location for EU REACH Complimentary List  (D17.00)

The EU REACH Complimentary List (CL) is now posted in the section in “Supplementary Lists and Information” instead of in the Archive section. The Complimentary List includes the REACH Candidate List substances that the validation team (VT) for IEC 62474 is screening out and not including on the DSL.  These are the Candidate List entries for which the evidence available to the validation team (VT) suggests that the substances are not present (above threshold) in materials that may be used in EEE products. If anyone is aware is aware of substances that are listed on the CL and may be present in EEE, please contact the VT 62474 with the information.  An email address for technical feedback is provided on the contact page of the IEC 62474 database.

Background on IEC 62474

IEC 62474 is an International Standard for the electrical and electronics industry on material declaration that includes an internationally recognized Declarable Substance List (DSL), a material declaration procedure and an XML-schema for data exchange. IEC standards are recognized by the WTO for International harmonization and regulatory cooperation.

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.