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IREACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals) substances form a part of the over-arching RSL. This European Union legislation is meant to further improve the protection of human health and the environment. It applies to all suppliers (inside and outside of Europe) that want to sell, import or manufacture chemicals and/or products containing certain chemicals within the EU.

We support REACH’s objective of further improving the European Union’s regulation on chemicals. Our chemical suppliers (pre)register the chemicals they supply to us, in order to ensure compliance and prevent interruption of the supply flow. The limited number of chemicals that we produce and import has already been entered into the pre-registration process. Additionally, we have requested our component or finished products suppliers to provide us with information on the relevant chemicals in their products. This allows us to provide our customers and consumers with information about “substances of very high concern” (SVHC) from REACH’s candidate SVHC list. The table below indicates which substance(s) of very high concern (SVHC) may be present in our products above the threshold level of 0.1% by weight of an article. Based on our current knowledge and supplier information, the following SVHCs are present in our articles.

Philips Lighting product category

Substance of Very High Concern

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Cables and other PVC-based components of electric and electronic equipment
DEHP, bis(2-ethyl(hexyl)phthalate

DIBP, diisobutyl phthalate

This substance may be present in separately sold PVC cables and PVC cables or parts along with the appliances  
Lithium-Manganese Dioxide Coin-type Battery
1,2-dimethoxyethane; ethylene glycol dimethyl ether (EGDME)
This substance is used as a solvent for electrolytes inside the battery
PUVA Phototherapy fluorescent lamps
Silicic acid (H2Si2O5), barium salt (1:1), lead-doped
This substance is used in internal coatings for color /09 type fluorescent lamps used for PUVA Phototherapy applications
Secura fluorescent lamps
Phenol, 2-(2H-benzotriazol-2-yl)-4,6-bis(1,1-dimethylpropyl)
This substance is used in protective coatings for glass fragment retention used for professional Lighting applications
Components of electric and electronic equipment
This substance may be present in e.g., lead solders, as an alloying element in steel and aluminium, in galvanised steel components and in copper alloys (applications exempted by the EU RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU, Annexes III and IV).

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