Halogenated flame retardants in plastic and rubber parts

Halogenated flame retardants are toxic and not biodegradable.

Criterion ID

11401

Criterion level

Core

Criterion type

Technical specification

Criterion text

All plastic and rubber parts in the specified product(s) weighing at least 25 grams may not contain halogenated flame retardants at more than 0.1% by weight.

Parts that are considered to be plastic or rubber are those that are mainly composed of plastic and/or rubber; that is, containing at least 50% by weight.

Exceptions

Circuit boards, electronic components (for example resistors, capacitors, transformers and fans) and all kinds of cable insulation material are exempted.

Fluoroorganic additives that are used to change/modify the droplet behaviour of plastics exposed to fire or for improving process characteristics are exempted from this requirement, provided they represent less than 0.5% by weight of the homogeneous material. Homogeneous material refers to each individual plastic part.