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Management of Hazardous Substances

LG Electronics is researching and developing technology for the management and replacement of hazardous substances.

1. Level A-I substance (prohibited/restricted substance)

1. Level A-I substance (prohibited/restricted substance)
Type Substances Regulations
Level A-I Lead and its compounds EU RoHS, Battery, Packaging Directive, EU REACH Regulation, EU ELV,
China ELV, Korea RoHS, Japan J-MOSS, US/CA SB-20/50, US CPSIA,
CA Proposition 65, US CPSC Public Law 110-314
Cadmium and its compounds EU RoHS, Battery, Packaging Directive, EU REACH Regulation, EU ELV,
China ELV, Korea RoHS, Japan J-MOSS, US/CA SB-20/50, CA Proposition 65
Mercury and its compounds EU RoHS, Battery, Packaging Directive, EU REACH Regulation, EU ELV,
China ELV, Korea RoHS, Japan J-MOSS, US/CA SB-20/50, CA Proposition 65
Hexavalent chromium and its compounds EU RoHS, Battery, Packaging Directive, EU REACH Regulation, EU ELV,
China ELV, Korea RoHS, Japan J-MOSS, US/CA SB-20/50, CA Proposition 65
PBB
(Polybrominated biphenyls)
EU RoHS, EU REACH Regulation, China ELV, Korea RoHS, Japan J-MOSS,
US states flame retardant, CA Proposition 65
PBDEs
(Polybrominated diphenyl ethers)
EU RoHS, EU REACH Regulation, China ELV, Korea RoHS, Japan J-MOSS,
US states flame retardant, EU POPs Regulation, CA Proposition 65
DEHP
(Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate)
EU RoHS, EU REACH Regulation, CA Proposition 65
DBP
(Dibutyl phthalate)
EU RoHS, EU REACH Regulation, CA Proposition 65
BBP
(Benzyl butyl phthalate)
EU RoHS, EU REACH Regulation, CA Proposition 65
DIBP
(Diisobutyl phthalate)
EU RoHS, EU REACH Regulation, CA Proposition 65

2. Level A-II substance (prohibited/restricted substance)

2. Level A-II substance (prohibited/restricted substance)
Type Substances Regulations
Level A-II PCBs (Polychlorinated biphenyls)
PCNs (Polychlorinated naphthalenes)
PCTs (Polychlorinated terhphenyls)
OSPAR Priority Chemicals,
EU REACH Regulation,
EU POPs Regulation
SCCP
(Short-chain chlorinated paraffin, C10-13)
EU POPs Regulation,
OSPAR Priority Chemicals
PFOS (Perfluorooctanesulfonate) EU POPs Regulation
Nickel and its compounds EU REACH Regulation
Asbestos EU REACH Regulation
Azo compounds EU REACH Regulation
Ugilec 121, 141, DBBT EU REACH Regulation
Specified organic tin compounds EU REACH Regulation
Arsenic and its compounds EU REACH Regulation
Ozone layer depleting substances EU ODC Regulation, Montreal Protocol,
Federal IRS Excise Taxes for Ozone Depleting Chemicals
PAH, Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons EU REACH Regulation, GermanyGS mark
Formaldehydes ChemG(Germany), Formalin Act (Denmark),
California ATCM, US TSCA Title VI
DMF (Dimethylfumarate) EU REACH Regulation, Commission decision 2009/251/EC
VOC, Volatile Organic Compounds EU REACH Regulation,
Health-friendly housing construction standards
HBCDD (Hexabromocyclododecane) EU REACH Regulation,
Norway Product regulation,
Switzerland reduction of risk linked to use of
dangerous substances, EU POPs Regulation
Bisphenol A EU REACH, France FCM, EU FCM
TCEP
(Tris(2-chloroethyl)phosphate)
Washington D.C. Flame retardant regulation
TDCPP
(Tris(1,3-dichloro-2-propyl)phosphate)
Washington D.C. Flame retardant regulation
Biocidal substances EU BPR, US FIFRA, Korea biocidal product regulation
PFOA (Perfluorooctanoicacid) Norway Product Regulation,
EU REACH Regulation

3. Level B-I substances (voluntary use reduction substances)

3. Level B-I substances (voluntary use reduction substances)
Type Substances
Level B-I PVC (Poly vinyl chloride)
Other brominated flame retardants (except PBB, PBDE, HBCDD)
Other phthalates(except DEHP, DBP, BBP, DIBP)
Antimony and its compounds
Beryllium and its compounds
Other chlorinated flame retardants (except TCEP, TDCPP)

LG Electronics can phase out Level B-I substance of each product group according to the phase out program of the relevant business unit.

4. Level B-II substances (substances to observe)

4. Level B-II substances (substances to observe)
Type Substances
Level B-II Cobalt and its compounds including alloy, Selenium and its compounds including alloy, Bismuth and its compounds including alloy, Surfactant (DTDMAC, DODMAC, DSDMAC, DHTDMAC), MCCP (Medium-chained chlorinated paraffin, C14-C17), PCP (Pentachlorophenol), Musk xylene, Green House Gases, EU REACH SVHCs, and California Proposition 65 substances.
Phosphorus flame retardant (Sweden taxation), Radioactive substances

※ Level B-II are substances considered harmful to human being and environment the are not currently prohibited of use. but are scheduled for the information provision in REACH and/or prohibition by the law and regulation in the future.