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I have been asked several times about the use of the myriad of random, unofficial RoHS Compliant symbols.

The topic has been widely discussed ahead of the implementation of the RoHS Recast on 2 January 2013.

Under the Recast the CE mark will denote compliance when it is placed on electrical and electronic equipment.

However, some companies would like to continue the use of their own, or third party RoHS Compliant symbols.

The matter should be addressed in the final edition of the European Commission Frequently Asked Question

document which is expected to be published before the end of the year.

While the CE mark will indicate compliance, the use of a basic RoHS compliance symbol alongside such as a

tick is expected to be allowed. Symbols that include text such as “RoHS Compliant” or “RoHS Certified” are

unlikely to be permitted as these would be deemed to be promoting a greater level of compliance over just the CE mark.

 

 

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