Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs)

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Being clear on what our products contain

Being clear on what our products contain

REACH is a European regulation that makes sure dangerous chemicals are used safely (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals Regulation EC 1907/2006). These chemicals are known as 'substances of very high concern' (SVHCs).

If EE sells any product that contains over a certain amount of an SVHC, we need to make that clear to you. The table below shows SVHCs and which products they may be found in. All SVHCs in our products are not dangerous if the products are being used in the normal way.

 

Substance CAS no Individual articles affected Products
1,3-propanesultone 1120-71-4 Electrolyte for batteries may potentially contain 1,3- propanesultone above 0.1% by weight(25p per call) Mobile phones, house phones, MiFis, tablets, bluetooth speakers, baby monitors and other connected products that contain lithium-ion batteries
Cobalt dichloride 7646-79-9 Battery may potentially contain cobalt dichloride above 0.1% by weight Mobile phones, house phones, MiFis, tablets, bluetooth speakers, baby monitors and other connected products that contain lithium-ion batteries
Cobalt (II) sulphate 10124-43-3 Battery may potentially contain cobalt (II) sulphate above 0.1% by weight Mobile phones, house phones, MiFis, tablets, bluetooth speakers, baby monitors and other connected products that contain lithium-ion batteries
Cobalt dinitrate 10141-05-6 Battery may potentially contain cobalt dinitrate above 0.1% by weight Mobile phones, house phones, MiFis, tablets, bluetooth speakers, baby monitors and other connected products that contain lithium-ion batteries
Cobalt diacetate 71-48-7 Battery may potentially contain cobalt diacetate above 0.1% by weight Mobile phones, house phones, MiFis, tablets, bluetooth speakers, baby monitors and other connected products that contain lithium-ion batteries
Lead monoxide (lead oxide) 1317-36-8 Resistors in products may potentially contain lead monoxide above 0.1% by weight Products that contain a printed circuit board
Lead titanium trioxide 12060-00-3 Capacitors in products may potentially contain lead titanium trioxide above 0.1% by weight Products that contain a printed circuit board
Lead titanium zirconium oxide 12626-81-2 Ceramic elements in products may potentially contain lead titanium zirconium oxide above 0.1% by weight Products that contain a printed circuit board
Diboron trioxide 1303-86-2 Passive component, thermistor and chip resistor products may potentially contain diboron trioxide above 0.1% by weight Products that contain a printed circuit board
1,3,5-tris(oxiran2-ylmethyl)-1,3,5-triazinane-2,4,6-trione (TGIC) 2451-62-9 PSR ink of PCB in products may potentially contain TGIC above 0.1% by weight Products that contain a printed circuit board
Isopropylidenediphenol (bisphenol A; BPA) 80-05-07 Dielectric layer in products may potentially contain 4,4’-isopropylidenediphenol above 0.1% by weight Mobile phones, house phones, MiFis, tablets, bluetooth speakers, baby monitors and other connected products that contain lithium-ion batteries
Hexahydromethylphthalic anhydride 25550-51-0 Protects the wafer Products that contain a printed circuit board
Lead 7439-92-1 Resistors, inductors, capacitors, diodes, cables in products may potentially contain lead above 0.1% by weight Products that contain a printed circuit board
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