🚀 Released on 24th February 2023
The following 20-minute video explains what types of materials and parts can contain the new declarable substances and how to update your Regulatory Compliance Declarations (RCDs).
A quick reference guide to help you update your declarations is also available:
- 9 new SVHCs added to the REACH Candidate List on 17 January 2023
- Updated EU MDR (CMR 1A & 1B) substances
- Rare earth minerals and precious metals (French Labelling Requirement)
- Mercury restriction in Canada
- Per and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) indicative EPA list
- RoHS exemption amendments
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New REACH Candidate List Substances
On 17 January 2023, the European Chemicals Agency added nine new substances to the REACH Candidate List which now contains 233 substances.
To ensure alignment with the IEC62474 screening of these substances, all nine SVHCs will be added to BOMcheck and require supplier declarations.
|Substance name and CAS number
|Example of use(s)
|Additive flame retardant
|Additive flame retardant
|Substitute to BPA in thermal paper and other applications where BPA may be present
|Barium diboron tetraoxide
|Barium Borate is UV resistant and may be used as a UV stabiliser in PVC materials in concentrations above 0.1% w/w. There is evidence this substance can also be present >0.1% in resistive ink used in trimmer potentiometers.
|Bis(2-ethylhexyl) tetrabromophthalate covering any of the individual isomers and/or combinations thereof
|Additive flame retardant and plasticiser in vinyl products such as PVC and neoprene.
|This substance may be found in inks and toners.
|Melamine is a starting material for various polymerization reactions including resins, laminates and coatings. Melamine can also be used in additive flame retardants (such as intumescent coatings) and also in textiles, paper, rubber and inks.
|Perfluoroheptanoic acid and its salts
|This substance may occur as a breakdown product of stain and grease-resistant coatings on products.
|reaction mass of 2,2,3,3,5,5,6,6-octafluoro-4-(1,1,1,2,3,3,3-heptafluoropropan-2-yl)morpholine and 2,2,3,3,5,5,6,6-octafluoro-4-(heptafluoropropyl)morpholine
|This substance can be used in functional fluids (at industrial sites) e.g. hydraulic and metalworking fluids
Updated EU MDR (CMR 1A & 1B) substances
The CMR 1A & 1B substances list in the RCD tool will be updated to include additional substances and the 9 new SVHCs. The entry for CMR 1A & 1B substances in the RCD tool will be set to missing for all suppliers due to the updated list.
French Labelling Requirement
France Decree 2022-748 published on April 29 2022, which relates to the environmental labelling of waste-generating products requires producers to label products containing rare earth minerals and precious metals > 1mg at the product level.
Two entries will be added to the Industry restricted and declarable substances list with a limit of “No intentionally added content” to account for this regulation. BOMcheck will also capture information on the amount (mg) of rare earth minerals/precious metals where the indicated compliance status = no (i.e. parts contain these substances).
|Gold, Silver, Platinum, Palladium
|Rare earth minerals
|Scandium, Yttrium, Lanthanum, Cerium, Praseodymium, Neodymium, Promethium, Samarium, Europium, Gadolinium, Terbium, Dysprosium, Holmium , Erbium, Thulium, Ytterbium, Lutetium
Mercury restriction in Canada
Under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act, restrictions are placed on the following substances:
Lead and lead compounds in childcare products and toys to less than 90 mg/kg (90 ppm or 0.009 % w/w) – This substance is already included in BOMcheck under the Other regulated substances list
Mercury in childcare products and toys to 10 mg/kg (10 ppm or 0.001 % w/w) – This substance will be added as a new entry in BOMcheck under the Other regulated substances list
Per and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) indicative EPA list
A PFAS list containing 824 substances classed as Per and poly-fluoroalkyl substances will be added to the Industry restricted and declarable list in BOMcheck. The list which has been agreed by SteerCo is an indicative EPA PFAS list.
The entry will have a concentration limit of “No intentionally added content” and Suppliers will be able to indicate compliance to the list of 824 substances.
RoHS exemption amendments
Several RoHS exemptions are expiring on 22nd & 24th February. As such, the BOMcheck v7.0 release date has been aligned with these dates to avoid overburdening suppliers with declaration updates.
Existing declarations claiming these exemptions will be updated with a new compliance status and the exemptions will be updated in the tool so that any suppliers selecting these exemptions will be notified they have expired.
IF YOU HAVE CREATED FULL MATERIALS DECLARATIONS (FMDs) ON BOMcheck THEN YOU WILL NOT NEED TO TAKE ANY ACTION. The RCDs which are generated from your FMDs have been updated automatically for these new substances. The Approval Date for these RCDs has been set to 24 February 2023. The Approval Date for your FMD declarations remains the same.
If you have created RCDs on BOMcheck then you need to sign in and update your declarations for the above substances by following the v7.0 Guidance Video and v7.0 Quick Reference Guide provided by the BOMcheck Team.