EU: REACH Annex XVII amended and added
European Commission officially published Regulation (EU) 835/2012, (EU) 836/2012, (EU) 847/2012, (EU) 848/2012, amending the existing entries for mercury and cadmium as well as adding new entries for lead and phenyl mercury compounds.
Amended the existing entries：
- Regulation (EU) 835/2012, ECHA shall be asked to assess whether the use of cadmium and its compounds in plastic material, other than that listed in subparagraph 1, should be restricted；
- Regulation (EU) 847/2012,
- Added scope control：Mercury-containing measuring devices intended for industrial and professional uses shall not be placed on the market after 10 April 2014. Such as barometers, hygrometers and thermometers, etc.
- Exemption：For instance, thermometers exclusively intended to perform tests according to standards that require the use of mercury thermometers until 10 October 2017.
Added new entries：
key points of regulation (EU) 848/2012
|substance name||cas no.||ec no.||restriction|
|62.||(a) Phenyl mercury acetate||62-38-4||200-532-5|
(i) Shall not be manufactured, placed on the market or used as substances or in mixtures after 10 October 2017 if the concentration of mercury in the mixtures is equal to or greater than 0,01% by weight.(ii) Articles or any parts thereof containing one or more of these substances shall not be placed on the market after 10 October 2017 if the concentration of mercury in the articles or any part thereof is equal to or greater than 0,01% by weight .
|(b) Phenyl mercury propionate||103-27-5||203-094-3|
|(c) Phenyl mercury 2-ethylhexanoate50ppb||13302-00-6||236-326-7|
(d) Phenyl mercury octanoate
|(e) Phenyl mercury neodecanoate||26545-49-3||247-783-7|
key points of regulation (eu) 836/2012
|substance name||cas no.||ec no.||rectriction|
|63.||Lead and its compounds||7439-92-1||231-100-4||Shall not be placed on the market or used in any individual part of jewellry articles if the concentration of lead (expressed as metal) in such a part is equal to or greater than 0,05 % by weight.|
For the purposes of paragraph 1:
(i) “jewellry articles” shall include jewellry and imitation jewellry articles and hair accessories, including:
(a) bracelets, necklaces and rings;
(a) crystal glass
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