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Reference EN 62321:2009
Title Electrotechnical products - Determination of levels of six regulated substances (lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls, polybrominated diphenyl ethers)
Project Number 20662
Abstract/Scope IEC 62321:2008, which is an International Standard, specifies the determination of the levels of lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd), hexavalent chromium (Cr(VI)) contained in inorganic and organic compounds, and two types of brominated flame retardants, polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) contained in electrotechnical products. This standard refers to the sample as the object to be processed and measured. The nature of the sample and the manner in which it is acquired is defined by the entity carrying out the tests and not by this standard. It has the status of a horizontal standard in accordance with IEC Guide 108.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2009-04-03
Current Stage code deadline 2009-12-01
Deadline date for vote  


Directive(s) ROHS related (2002/95/EC)
Order Voucher  


IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 111
Reference Document IEC 62321:2008 (EQV)
ICS 13.020 - Environmental protection
43.040.10 - Electrical and electronic equipment
Keywords Lead; Cadmium; Hexavalent Chromium; Ether
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle
All Hazardous substances - Heavy metals Raw Material, Manufacturing, Use, Recovery, Disposal B2B
All Hazardous substances Raw Material, Manufacturing, Use, Recovery, Disposal B2B


Deadline Date
6060 2009-04-03 2009-12-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2009-03-01 2009-05-01  
5061 2009-01-27 2009-03-01  
5060 2008-10-06 2008-10-20 export to doc file  EN
5020 2008-08-01 2008-10-03  
3090 2008-01-11 2008-07-31  
5060 2007-12-18 2008-01-07 export to doc file  EN
5020 2007-10-12 2007-12-14  
3090 2007-02-09 2007-09-30  
5060 2006-10-13 2006-10-19 export to doc file  EN
5020 2006-05-05 2006-10-06  
1090 2006-05-02 2006-05-05  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2009-03-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2009-04-03
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2009-06-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2009-12-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2012-03-01


Superseded by EN 62321-1:2013
FprEN 62321-2:2013
FprEN 62321-3-1:2013
FprEN 62321-3-2:2013
FprEN 62321-4:2013
FprEN 62321-5:2013
Normative reference (6) ISO 3696:1987
ISO 5961:1995
EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005
ISO/IEC Guide 98:1995

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