I was asked about Deca-BDE by a US company.
Deca-BDE was given an exemption but the EC used the wrong procedure so the ECJ (courts) deleted
the exemption from 1st July 2008 and no stakeholder has since requested a new exemption for it.
Deca-BDE is therefore now banned by RoHS in equipment in scope so it should not be present although
this is no guarantee.
Previously, Deca-BDE was widely used.
Deca-BDE is not a REACH SVHC and is not restricted by REACH (yet). 
It could occur in non-electrical products but should not be in electrical products intended for the EU
market and for those US States that have introduced bans.

 

 


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