RoHS2

RoHS exemptions set to expire in July

When RoHS exemptions expire on 22 July 2016, any Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) already on the EU market can continue to be sold. However new EEE using expired exemptions cannot be placed on the market beyond the 22nd. Components that use the exemptions will no longer be compliant after 22 July 2016 so manufacturers cannot use them to make ...

RoHS directive to ban four phthalates

The RoHS directive will ban four phthalates in electrical equipment from 22 July 2019 (2021 for categories 8 and 9). The table below summarises their main uses. Substance Main uses in electrical and electronic equipment Bis-ethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP) Plasticiser used in PVC, rubber and in other polymers. A main use was in cable and wire insulation, but this has declined ...

Toys fail the RoHS test

According to the National Measurement Office, research was carried out on a range of higher priced (£30 and upwards) toys with a view to ascertaining levels of compliance with both the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) and Battery and Accumulators Directives.

Monitoring and Control Equipment – In or Out

The implementation dates for monitoring and control instruments were outlined in the legal text of the RoHS2 directive 2011/65/EU. Affecting Monitoring and Control Instruments placed on the market before 22 July 2014, these were designed specifically for use by consumers and, for example, college students. Where the products are designed exclusively for use by professionals, for example as part of ...

Four new phthalates restricted under the RoHS2

Four phthalates that are already on the REACH Candidate List will also be restricted under the RoHS2 Directive taking the number of substances to ten. DEHP, BBP, DBP and DIBP, which are primarily used as plasticisers to soften plastics, will be restricted from 22 July 2019 for all electrical and electronic equipment apart from Category 8 (medical devices) and Category ...