What is the current EU RoHS Directive?

What is the current EU RoHS Directive?

RoHS is the EU directive that regulates the ‘Restriction of Hazardous Substances’ in electrical and electronic equipment. Directive 2011/65/EU (“RoHS 2”) is the current version of the RoHS directive, that replaced the initial Directive 2002/95/EC (“RoHS 1”).

Is RoHS required in EU?

The original RoHS, also known as Directive 2002/95/EC, originated in the European Union in 2002 and restricts the use of six hazardous materials found in electrical and electronic products. All applicable products in the EU market since July 1, 2006 must pass RoHS compliance.

What is the RoHS symbol?

What Does RoHS Mean? RoHS refers to the guidelines regulating the use of hazardous chemicals in electrical and electronic equipment (EEE). Hence the letters RoHS stands for the “Restriction of Hazardous Substances”.

What are the 10 RoHS substances?

The RoHS Directive currently restricts the use of ten substances: lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE), bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP), dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP).

Can I use RoHS logo?

What Labels Are Required For RoHS? Formerly, products that were RoHS compliant had a RoHS symbol. However, due to EU regulations, RoHS compliance is now implied by the presence of a CE label, so explicitly adding a RoHS symbol is no longer necessary.

Does RoHS apply to labels?

EU RoHS applies to goods manufactured or imported in the EU that have an electrical current that passes through it. Therefore, unless the labels/decals are applied to the electronic product prior to sale and are intended to remain on the electronic product throughout its use, they would not need to comply with EU RoHS.

Does CE mark mean RoHS compliance?

The only legal marking, as pertains to RoHS and all CE marking Directives, is the CE marking. That means your product must comply with any Directive that includes your product within its scope – and the relevant Directives must be indicated on the declaration of conformity for the product.