GE Intelligent Platforms REACH Compliance
The Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals Regulation 1907/2006, commonly referred to as "REACH", is Europe's chemicals legislation, which is applicable in all European Union Member States and Norway, Liechtenstein and Iceland.
REACH “Article” and SVHC Declaration for GE Intelligent Platforms Products
The electronic products produced and offered by GE Intelligent Platforms or its subsidiaries are considered "Articles" under the definition of the European Union’s Regulation N° 1907/2006 on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) entered into force on 1 June 2007.
Within the REACH regulation (Article 3, paragraph 3) an "article" is defined as:
3) Article: means an object which during production is given a special shape, surface or design which determines its function to a greater degree than its chemical composition.
Current GE Intelligent Platforms products, as provided, do not intentionally release a chemical substance and, based on current information, do not contain any substance meeting the criteria of "Substances of Very High Concern" (SVHC)" in sufficient amount to trigger notification. As such, no registration or notification obligations exist for these products under REACH.
Should articles produced and/or brought to market by GE Intelligent Platforms or its subsidiaries, be identified as containing SVHC substances identified on the ECHA “Candidate List” (including future updates), in a concentration above 0.1% (w/w), GE Intelligent Platforms will provide sufficient information, available to us, to our customers and on request to a consumer within 45 days of the receipt of this request. This information will state safe use of the article and, at a minimum, include the name of the substance.
Further information on articles can be found in REACH RIP 3.8 and the associated guidance documents: http://guidance.echa.europa.eu/guidance_en.htm
Information on the substances currently included on the Candidate List can be accessed at: http://echa.europa.eu/chem_data/candidate_list_en.asp
Any new Information regarding GE Intelligent Platforms REACH Compliance initiatives will be posted here.
GE Intelligent Platforms Products Known to Contain SVHC Substances >0.1% by Weight
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