Phthalates Added to RoHS Annex II

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Phthalates Added to RoHS Annex II
Phthalates Added to RoHS Annex II
The European Commission (EC) plans to add four phthalates to the list of restricted substances under Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive 2011/65/EU (RoHS). The four phthalates include DEHP, BBP, DBP, and DIBP, and the limit for each is set to be 0.1%. The directive is set to be effective on July 22, 2019 for electrical and electronic components. For medical devices, monitoring, and control instruments the effective date is July 22, 2021.
oehha.ca.gov/prop65/CRNR_notices/list_changes/051115listBPA.html
BPA Added to California Proposition 65
In April 2013 Bisphenol A (BPA) was delisted from California Proposition 65. However, on May 11, 2015 the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) decided to add BPA to the list of chemicals known to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity. Manufactures have until May 11, 2016 to comply.
oehha.ca.gov/prop65/CRNR_notices/list_changes/051115listBPA.html
Minnesota Bans Flame Retardant Chemicals
Minnesota is following suit to several other US states that already have regulations in place regarding the use of flame retardant chemicals in children’s products and upholstered furniture. On May 16, 2015 the state enacted a bill (SF 1215) that will ban the use of tris (2-chloroethyl) phosphate (TCEP), tris (1,3-dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate (TDCPP), decabromodiphenyl ether (decaBDE), hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD/HBCDD). By July 1, 2018 manufacturers are required to discontinue selling products that contain these chemicals. The bill also indicates that manufacturers are prohibited from replacing with a substitute that “have been designated as a chemical of high concern”.
www.revisor.mn.gov/bills/bill.php?b=senatef=SF1215&ssn=0&y=2015
Regulated Phthalate Chart
Phthalate
CAS #
CPSC
CPSC-Proposed
CA Prop 65
REACH
DEHP
117-81-7
X
X
X
BBP
85-68-7
X
X
X
DBP
84-74-2
X
X
X
DIDP
26761-40-0 & 68515-48-0
X
X
DINP
28553-12-0 & 68515-48-0
X
X
DnOP
117-84-0
X
DnHP
84-75-3
X
X
DPENP
131-18-0
X
DHEXP
84-75-3
X
DCHP
84-61-7
X
DIBP
84-69-5
X
DPP
84777-06-0
X
DIPP
605-50-5
X
DMEP
117-82-8
X
DHNUP
68515-42-4
X
DHHOP / DIHP
71888-89-6
X
DNPP
131-18-0
X
NPIPP
776297-69-9
X
ATS frequently tests for other phthalates to meet various retailer requirements. Some other commonly tested phthalates are listed below. The list is not limited to the full scope of ATS phthalate capability. ATS has developed standards to analyze for several other phthalates.
Phthalate
CAS #
DMP
131-11-3
DEP
84-66-2
DPrP
131-16-8
DnPP
131-18-0
DIHpP
41451-28-9
DIOP
27554-26-3
DENUP
84-76-4