March 1, 2017 | Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc.
Updates to CA Prop 65, EU REACH and EU Battery Directive Regulations
New Substances Added and a Recently Expired Exemption Now Applies
Several updates have been added to the CA Prop 65, EU REACH and EU Battery Directive regulations over the past few weeks.
New substances have been added to Prop 65 and REACH, while a prior exemption for the Battery Directive has expired.
CA Prop 65
Under California's Proposition 65, Pertuzumab (CAS No. 380610-27-5) and Vismodegib (CAS No. 879085-55-9) have been added to the lists of chemicals known to the state to cause reproductive toxicity. The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) added these two new substances to the regulation effective January 27, 2017.
Effective February 9, the European Commission amended Annex XVII of the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation to include Bis(pentabromophenyl)ether (decabromodiphenyl ether; decaBDE) (CAS No. 1163-19-5; EC No. 214-604-9).
Per the regulation amendment, decaBDE may not be manufactured or placed on the market as a substance on its own, or as a mixture, component, article, or any part thereof in a concentration equal to or greater than 0.1% by weight, after March 2, 2019.
Aircraft production is exempt from this new restriction until March 2, 2027. And there are exemptions for electrical and electronic equipment within the scope of Directive 2011/65/EU, motor vehicles within the scope of Directive 2007/46/EC, agricultural and forestry vehicles within the scope of Regulation (EU) No 167/2013, and machinery within the scope of Directive 2006/42/EC.
EU Battery Directive
Finally, the existing exemption for portable batteries and accumulators intended for use in cordless power tools under the EU Battery Directive expired on December 31, 2016.
Therefore, effective January 1, it is prohibited to place portable batteries and accumulators, including those incorporated into appliances, on the market that contain more than 0.002% of cadmium by weight, including portable batteries and accumulators intended for use in cordless power tools.
In the 2013 publication of the Battery Directive regulation, which provides details on the recently expired exemption, the Commission noted that suitable cadmium-free substitutes for such applications are available on the market, namely nickel-metal hydride and lithium-ion battery technologies.
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