EU REACH

EU REACH

REACH

REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) Regulation (EC)No 1907/2006 is a European Union chemical regulatory framework that entered into force on 1 June 2007. REACH is based on the belief that industry itself should be responsible for ensuring that the chemicals it manufactures and puts on the market in the EU do not adversely affect the health of the workers exposed to them through the employment, the users who come into contact with them, or the environment. REACH will also simplify the control of chemicals in the European market place and replaces a large number of other directives with a single system of registration, evaluation and authorization.

SVHC

The European Chemical Agency (ECHA) announce substances of very high concern (SVHC) in the ''Candidate List'' which was published on the ECHA website Irregularly. Those SVHC might have the following characteristic(s):

  • Carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic for reproduction (CMR)
  • Persistent Bioaccumulative and Toxic (PBT)
  • very Persistent, very Bioaccumulative (vPvB)
  • Proven to be seriously harmful to the human body or to the environment, and the hazardous level is the same as those of the previous stated substances (e.g. Endocrine Disrupters)

Please visit http://echa.europa.eu/ for the latest Candidate List under "ECHA CHEM".

Article 33 Duty to communicate information on substances in articles

According to Article 33 of REACH, the manufacturer has the obligation to provide sufficient information to the consumer/recipient of the article if Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) of candidate list are contained in its products in a concentration above 0.1% weight by weight (w/w).

The below mentioned SVHC may be contained in the listed articles in a concentration above 0.1% weight by weight.

[Parts]

ASUS Product Name Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC)
Substance Name CAS Number
VGA Card No SVHC Not Applicable
Sound Card No SVHC Not Applicable
Motherboard No SVHC Not Applicable
Case No SVHC Not Applicable
Heatsinks No SVHC Not Applicable
CD/DVD Writer No SVHC Not Applicable

[Desktop Computers]

Part Name Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC)
Substance Name CAS Number
Case No SVHC Not Applicable
Mechanical Devices
(Fans, Heatsinks, etc.)
Circuit Board
Internal Cables/Cords/Connectors
Internal Media/Storage Devices
Display
Power Cord Bis (2-ethyl(hexyl)phthalate)
(DEHP)
117-81-7

[Notebook Computers]

Part Name Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC)
Substance Name CAS Number
Case No SVHC Not Applicable
Mechanical Devices
(Fans, Heatsinks, etc.)
Circuit Board
Internal Cables/Cords/Connectors
Internal Media/Storage Devices
Internal Power Supply
Display
Fingerprint Identifier
Rechargeable Battery
Power Cord Bis (2-ethyl(hexyl)phthalate)
(DEHP)
117-81-7

[Networks]

Part Name Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC)
Substance Name CAS Number
Case No SVHC Not Applicable
Circuit Board
Internal Cables/Cords Bis (2-ethyl(hexyl)phthalate)
(DEHP)
117-81-7

[Peripherals]

Part Name Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC)
Substance Name CAS Number
Keyboard Bis (2-ethyl(hexyl)phthalate)
(DEHP)
117-81-7
Mouse
Wireless Keyboard No SVHC Not Applicable
Wireless Mouse
WEB CAM Bis (2-ethyl(hexyl)phthalate)
(DEHP)
117-81-7
TV BOX No SVHC Not Applicable

[PDAs, Mobile Phones]

Part Name Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC)
Substance Name CAS Number
Case No SVHC Not Applicable
Mechanical Devices
(Fans, Heatsinks, etc.)
Circuit Board
Internal Cables/Cords/Connectors

[Monitors, TVs]

Part Name Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC)
Substance Name CAS Number
Case No SVHC Not Applicable
Display
Circuit Board
Internal Cables/Cords/Connectors

[PNDs]

Part Name Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC)
Substance Name CAS Number
Case No SVHC Not Applicable
Display
Circuit Board

[Audio Equipments]

Part Name Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC)
Substance Name CAS Number
Amplifie No SVHC Not Applicable
Radio
Wireless Skype Phone
Skype Phone Bis (2-ethyl(hexyl)phthalate)
(DEHP)
117-81-7

[Power Supplies and Cables]

Part Name Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC)
Substance Name CAS Number
External Power Supplies/ Power Adaptor Bis (2-ethyl(hexyl)phthalate)
(DEHP)
117-81-7
External Cables (DVI, HDMI, PC, USB)
Power Cord