Expert analysis of electronics-related legislation and compliance requirements, such as RoHS, REACH and WEEE, from industry expert Gary Nevison of Farnell.

Latest Tech News About RoHS Directive Exemptions

Oko confirm 10 new RoHS exemptions

The Oko Institut recently published its report on 18 new RoHS exemption requests to be added to the RoHS Recast 2011/65/EU. The final version of their report was published in December amending that of September. The majority of the requests were made by trade bodies representing the “phase…

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Commodity exemptions set to expire

Some RoHS exemptions expire at the end of the year. So what about their RoHS status? The key to this issue is that any EEE Put On The Market (POTM) before 2 January 2013 can be sold as normal. For example the capacitors under exemption 7-CIII are fine to…

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2 new additions to the RoHS exemption list

The European Commission has added two new entries to the RoHS exemptions list. The annex to RoHS directive 2002/95/EC is amended with the addition of: 7(c)-IV…Lead in PZT based dielectric ceramic materials for capacitors being part of integrated circuits or discrete semiconductors 40…Cadmium in…

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RoHS exemptions set to change in 2011

2011 will witness several changes to the list of RoHS exemptions. Exemptions 19, 20 and 21 will expire on 1 June. Until 31 December there had been no limitation of use on 1a, 1b, 1e, 2a1, 2a2, 2a3, 2a5, 2b3, 2b4, 3a, 3b, 3c, 4a, 4b1, 4b2, 4b3, 4c1, 4c2…

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RoHS exemptions - stakeholder consultation

A stakeholder consultation has been launched, to run until February, on two RoHS exemption requests. They cover cadmium used as a pigment for use in vitreous enamel and a restriction on a previous exemption (1) to read non-liquid mercury only.   Directive Decoder…

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RoHS exemptions corrected

After a lengthy delay the updated list of RoHS exemptions entered into force on 24 September. However, there were errors and a revised list was published on 29 September (see link): Corrected RoHS exemptions Directive Decoder…

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RoHS exemptions on the OJ and enter force

After a delay of several months the proposed list of RoHS exemptions was finally added to the Official Journal (OJ) of the European Union on 24 September and became effiective on that date (some Member States need to amend their national legislation first…

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3 RoHS exemptions under consultation

The European Commission is consulting (from 20 September until 15 November) on whether or not to extend the exemptions from a ban on hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment under the RoHS Directive. Two relate to lead and the third to cadmium:   Exemption 30: “Cadmium alloys as electrical / mechanical…

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