Consultation document on proposed risk management for products containing PBDEs: annex B


Annex B: Potential Applications Where the DecaBDE Mixture May Still Be Used

Sector Example Applications
Electrical and electronic equipment (EEE)
  • Housings and internal components of TVs, mobile phones, fax machines, audio and video equipment, remote controls, communications cables, capacitor films, building cables, wire, cables, connectors in electrical and electronic equipment, circuit breakers, coils, printing and photocopy machine components (toner cartridges and connectors), and scanner components
  • Household-specific items including lamp sockets, kitchen hoods, electrical kitchen appliances, components of water-heating devices, components of electrical appliances (i.e., transformers and switches), and components in fans, heating fans and hair dryers
Textiles
  • Upholstered furniture (i.e., textiles and polyurethane foam used in sofas, office chairs, stadium seats and transportation fabrics), tents, mattresses, carpets, hanging drapes, awnings and specialized clothing
Transportation (automobiles/mass transportation)
  • Fabric material where DecaBDE is encapsulated in back-coating of articles: rear deck, upholstery, headliner, sun visor, head rest and trim panel
  • Reinforced plastics, including instrument panel and interior trim
  • Under the hood or dash, including terminal/fuse block, higher amperage wire, and cable jacketing (spark plug wire)
  • EEE, including battery case, battery tray, engine control, electrical connectors, components of radio disk, GPS and computer systems
Transportation (airplanes, ships/boats)
  • Electrical wiring and cables
  • EEE, including navigation and telecommunications equipment, computers and computer devices, audio and video equipment, electrical connectors, appliances, housings and internal components of TVs, fax machines, remote controls, communications cables, capacitor films, cables, circuit breakers, printing and photocopy machine components (toner cartridges and connectors), scanner components, air ducts for ventilation systems, electrical ducts and fittings, switches and connectors, and components in fans, heating fans and hair dryers
Building/construction/industrial
  • Pipes, lamp holders, stadium seats, reinforced plastics, switches and connectors, facing laminates for insulation panels, film for use under the roof and to protect building areas, electrical ducts and fittings, components in analytical equipment in industrial and medical laboratories, air ducts for ventilation systems, pillars for telephone and communication cables, and plastic pallets

Note: Information contained in this table is taken from the Bromine Science and Environmental Forum (BSEF) fact sheet entitled Applications of DecaBDE,Footnote 16 a PBDE technical and socio-economic report (Cheminfo 2008),Footnote 17 and a study on the importation of PBDEs in products into Canada (Cheminfo 2012).Footnote 18

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