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6 Posts authored by: VictoriaJones element14 Team
  Gary Nevison, Head of Legislation and Compliance, will be addressing the COG member’s meeting on the 6th March 2012 in Newport Pagnell, UK.   Gary’s presentation will look at the RoHS recast or RoHS 2 which entered into force in 2011.   This presentation looks at the timelines, changes in definitions and scope, new product categories including that of open scope, exclusions, exemptions, and assessment methodologies for future substance restrictions; as well as th ...
  It’s been a busy year with many changes in legislation affecting the electronics industry. Below is a quick check list of all the major changes that you should be aware of in ensuring full compliance. Click on the links to read more detailed articles.     2011   3rd February Plenary vote on first reading of WEEE 2 14th March Environment Council political agreement on WEEE 2   8th June RoHS 2 adopted by European Parliament and Council 1st May Indian e ...
  New Electronics has conducted an interview with Richard Alderman, Director at the Serious Fraud Office exploring ways of cutting corruption within small businesses.   The SFO seeks to protect UK businesses from bribery and corruption, both at home and overseas.   Looking at the new Bribery Act, the interview covers risk assessment, responsible business practices, customer relationships, facilitation payments and the promotion of a responsible business culture.   To c ...
The Environment Agency has released figures showing that at least 9.56% of batteries were recycled in the UK in 2010, narrowly missing the unofficial 10% target (comparative to the number of batteries put on the market in 2009). However it has since come to light that the figures from CCR Rebat, one of the UK’s six recycling schemes, have not been included in the final percentage due to incorrect data so it is more than likely that the 10% target has been met, if not exceeded.   Howe ...
The Risk Assessment Committee (RAC) and Socio-Economic Analysis Committee (SEAC), part of REACH, have given their support to the banning of the use of Dimethylfumarate (DMF) in consumer articles and lead and its compounds in jewellery.   Following a number of severe skin reactions a temporary import ban already exists for DMF, but RAC have now concluded that permanent measures are needed as the substance puts consumers “seriously at risk”.   In addition the RAC commented ...
As part of the RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) directive exemptions, which were brought into force on the 24th September 2010, old exemption 5 now forms part of exemption 7ci. This is a combined exemption for lead in glass and ceramics. So where previously exemption 5 was quoted, exemption 7ci would now apply.   Find out more global legislation information.   Register with element14 to be able to receive the latest global legislation updates   Found the information, ...