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Most RoHS products are failing UK tests

An interview at Green Supply Line with Chris Smith, head of the UK RoHS enforcement at the National Weights and Measures Laboratory, says most products they have tested are not RoHS compliant. Even though companies are trying to meet the standards, they will overlook mechanical items or plastics that might contain brmoine for example. Smith sounds like he’s trying to accommodate firms wherever possible:

If you have a product not quite compliant and are working towards it, we will open dialog with you. Be honest with us. If you’re honest with us, we have avenues to explore to work in a more cooperative manner.

He does, however, have a warning for firm’s trying to avoid RoHS compliance:

If you evade or try to mislead us, and we’re aware of the problem, doors will be closed.

You have been warned, as they say.

Tags: avenues, chris smith, problem 2c, RoHS, rohs compliance, weights and measures

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