RoHS Directive

Scope of the RoHS directive

The RoHS directive restricts the use of:

  • Lead (Pb),
  • Mercury (Hg),
  • Cadmium (Cd),
  • Hexavalent chromium (Cr6+),
  • Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE)

RoHS no only applies to electronic equipment, but also to toys, medical devices and other products.

The RoHS Directive

In order to improve the management of waste from electrical and electronic equipment, countries within the European Union have put in place two important directives: WEEE and RoHS.

RoHS is the EU directive that regulates the ‘Restriction of Hazardous Substances’ in electrical and electronic equipment. 2011/65/EU (RoHS 2) is the latest update of the RoHS directive, which is a recast of its predecessor 2002/95/EC (RoHS 1). This latest update was published on 21 July 2011 and came into effect on 2 January 2013.

Compliance clip (PDF) about RoHS Directive

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