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In February 2003, the European Union issued the directive on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electronic and electrical equipment in order to control the environmental pollution caused by e-waste. (RoHS) banned six classes of hazardous substances for electronic and electrical products entering the eu market from 1 July 2006.


RoHS 2.0 directive content

On July 1, 2011, the EU officially issued the revised version of RoHS directive (2002/95/EC), commonly known as RoHS 2.0 directive (2011/65/EU). The new version was officially implemented on January 3, 2013. After the new version was implemented, the old version was automatically abolished. Compared with the old version, the revised contents mainly include:1. Changed the legal terms and clarified the scope and definition of the directive;

2. The CE mark and EC qualification statement of the product shall be introduced;

3. Integrating medical devices, control and monitoring instruments into the scope of RoHS instruction in stages;

4. General medical devices and monitoring equipment (applicable from January 1, 2014);

5. In vitro diagnostic medical equipment (applicable from January 1, 2016);

6. Active implantable medical equipment (whether it is necessary to be included in the control scope for the review in 2020);

7. Industrial monitoring equipment (applicable from January 1, 2017);

New appendix Ⅲ, list priority assessment material, to take to REACH the same assessment mechanism, may be incorporated into the control range of the future, including:

1. Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD);

2. Phthalic acid (2-ethylhexyl ester) (DEHP);

3. Butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP);

4. Dibutyl phthalate (DBP);


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