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EU-RoHS Guidelines (RL 2011/65/EU)

On 03.01.2013 the EC Directive 2002/95/EC the restriction of use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment was superseded by the EC Directive 2011/65/EU (RoHS Recast/ RoHS 2). Similar to the first version of the Directive, RoHS 2 asks manufacturers, distributors and importers to adhere to specified electrical appliances EU substance restrictions. These restrictions relate to the use of substances such as lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, PBB, and PBDE.

Covered by the new RoHS Directive is electrical and electronic equipment placed on the market, including cables and spare parts for the repair, reuse, and update functions, or the extension of power assets.
Electrical and electronic equipment in category 8 "Medical equipment" and category 9 "Monitoring and control instruments including monitoring and control instruments in the industry" fall within the scope of the Directive.

Further, changes have been made in the amount and description of exceptions (Specific usages of products where it is allowed to exceed tresholds of restricted substances). 

The RoHS Directive has been newly included in the CE system. A significant change is required in accordance with Article 7 of Directive 2011/65/EU production control. The producers responsibility is substantially expanded, and includes - among other things - tasks such as:

  • A conformity assessment procedure
  • Risk analysis and assessment of conformity with the requirements
  • Documentation query in the supply chain
  • Creation and archiving of technical documentation and declaration of conformity

To make sure that your products are RoHS-compliant, let us take care of the process.

Process to secure the legal compliance of products