Expert analysis of electronics-related legislation and compliance requirements, such as RoHS, REACH and WEEE, from industry expert Gary Nevison of Farnell.
Article 2.2 of the Recast
Article 2.2 of the RoHS Recast 2011/65/EU has an impact on Categories 8 (medical devices) and 9 (monitoring and control instruments) as it affects all products that are in the scope of RoHS2 that were excluded from RoHS1. Also affected are fixed installation equipment that was previously regarded as being excluded (such as fuse boxes, light fittings etc), anything in Category 11 such as furniture and electrically operated safes. Petrol lawnmowers and gas cookers are also affected.
Non-compliant stock cannot be sold after July 2019 and the supply chain must be completely cleansed.
With thanks to Dr Paul Goodman at ERA Technology