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The European Commission is set to enforce a part of the Commission Delegated Directive (EU) 2015863 of 31 March 2015 amending Annex II to Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council as it regards to the list of restricted substances on July 22nd, 2019.

This enforcement applies to the restriction of use for Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), Butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP), Dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP) in electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) and their cables or spare parts.

Overall, this Directive restricts the use of the following hazardous substances as listed in Annex II:

  • Lead (0,1 %)
  • Mercury (0,1 %)
  • Cadmium (0,01 %)
  • Hexavalent chromium (0,1 %)
  • Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) (0,1 %)
  • Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) (0,1 %)
  • Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (0,1 %)
  • Butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP) (0,1 %)
  • Dibutyl phthalate (DBP) (0,1 %)
  • Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP) (0,1 %)

Meanwhile, the restriction of use for these substances will be enforced on July 22nd, 2021 for medical devices, including in vitro medical devices, monitoring and control instruments, including industrial monitoring and control instruments and their cables or spare parts.

Source URL: Commission Delegated Directive (EU) 2015863

 

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