The IEC 62474 International Material Declaration standard was revised in 2018 as part of a periodic review. The revised International Standard was published in November 2018, introducing several new capabilities based on emerging regulatory requirements, user feedback, and the needs of other industries. This included 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 more useful to industries other than the electrotechnical products. This had been requested by National Committees who intended to use the standard across a broad range of industries from the chemicals through all downstream manufacturers
Adoption of IEC 62474 as European and National Standards
IEC 62474 has been adopted as the European standard for material declaration (EN 62474). It’s also been adopted as National Standards by several other countries including Japan, China, and Brazil.
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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 newly added REACH SVHCs that may be constituents of EEE products. A few additional maintenance updates were also made to the DSL.
Link to IEC62474 article
The European Chemical Agency (ECHA) has launched their fall consultation of additional substances for the REACH Candidate List of SVHCs. Six substances (see Table 1) have been proposed.
The IEC 62474 Validation Team is currently reviewing the substances for potential applicability to the EEE industry.
Table 1: Proposed SVHCs under Consultation
|4,4’-isopropylidenediphenol (bisphenol A)||201-245-8||80-05-7
|4-Heptylphenol, branched and linear [substances with a linear and/or branched alkyl chain with a carbon number of 7 covalently bound predominantly in position 4 to phenol, covering also UVCB- and well-defined substances which include any of the individual isomers or a combination thereof]|| ||
|Benzene-1,2,4-tricarboxylic acid 1,2-anhydride (trimellitic anhydride)||209-008-0||552-30-7
|Nonadecafluorodecanoic acid (PFDA) and its sodium and ammonium salts||206-400-3, |
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.
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.
There were a couple of additional minor changes were made to declarable substance groups and reference substances.
A more comprehensive summary is provided in our IEC 62474 blog.
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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.
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 2015.
A detailed summary of the changes is provided on our IEC 62474 blog.
An update to the IEC 62474 declarable substance list (DSL) and data exchange format was published on April 8, 2015. Regulatory changes prompted 5 new and modified substance entries. Nearly 30 other changes were implemented as part of a year-long DSL review to identify substances whos names have changed in regulatory usage and to implement common naming conventions.
Details of the update are provided on the IEC 62474 blog.