On 20 February 2019 the European Parliament agreed on new limit values for brominated diphenyl ethers, which are used as flame retardants. Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE), already known through the RoHs Directive, are now newly governed by this resolution, with the limit value being halved. For DecaBDE, however, only the RoHS limit value is still in force for electrical appliances. (Source)
Parties concerned: Dealers, importers and manufacturers
Requirements: Materials of products may only contain a total of 500 ppm of BDEs; for DecaBDE as a single substance, the limit is 10 ppm.
Recommendation: The agreement is not yet legally binding. However, please make sure that your suppliers already have products that meet the above requirements. In order to keep costs under control, also with regard to further restrictions on pollutants, risk-based test management is recommended. TMK offers you appropriately optimised test planning.