It is not necessary to seek ingredients information or ascertain Red List compliance for components meeting the definition of small electrical components as contained in the glossary and further detailed under Small Electrical Components clarifications. Instead, these products must be compliant with the regulations of the European Union’s Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive 3, 2015, which establishes the following maximum concentration values for toxic chemicals tolerated by weight in homogeneous materials:

  • Lead (0.1%)
  • Hexavalent chromium (0.1%)
  • Bis(2-Ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (0.1%)
  • Butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP) (0.1%)
  • Cadmium (0.1%)
  • Dibutyl phthalate (BBP) (0.1%)
  • Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP) (0.1%)
  • Mercury (0.1%)
  • Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) (0.1%)
  • Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) (0.1%)

Likewise, it is not necessary to seek ingredients information or ascertain Red List compliance for complex electrical or data products that are made up entirely of small electrical components.

Products in the Declare program that contain Small Electrical Components must comply with the requirements of this Exception and use a Materials and Substances disclosure in order to clearly identify each component using this requirement. Declare manufacturers must also state in the product description whether a take-back mechanism for electrical components has been established and is available.

Date added: May 2013
Date updated: April 2022
Formerly named: I10-E2 5/2013 Small Electrical Components

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