RoHS (EU Directive 2015/863) adds, the four phthalates are mainly used as insulation plasticizers and are on the REACH list of SVHC (Substances of Very High Concern and Category 11 products include all other electronic and electrical equipment not covered under the other categories. Below the lists:

• Cadmium (0.01 %)

• Lead (0.1 %)

• Mercury (0.1 %)

• 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 %)

There is an extension exception for, Medical devices that have a two-year extension to meet RoHS 3 compliance, the restriction of DEHP, BBP, DBP, and DIBP shall apply to medical devices, including in vitro medical devices, and monitoring and control instruments, including industrial monitoring and control instruments from 22 July 2021

ECHA includes few restrictions on usage of the lead application


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