• 2016 - what's on the radar

    Looking forward to further legislative developments in 2016 there are several things of note. We now have confirmation that there will be four phthalates added to the RoHS list of restricted substances that become ef...
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  • Regulatory Compliance Mark rules in ANZAC

    In Australia the RCM (Regulatory Compliance Mark) replaces C-tick and A-tick for existing suppliers from 1 March 2016 and has been the only mark that can be used by new suppliers since 1 March 2013. Further comprehen...
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  • Four RoHS restricted phthalates - typical uses

    Here Dr. Paul Goodman, Senior Materials Consultant at edifera provides an insight into the uses of the four phthalates restricted from 2019 / 2021.   Uses of four RoHS restricted phthalates   The RoHS direct...
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  • Radio Equipment Directive to replace R&TTE

    The Radio Equipment Directive or RED (2014/53/EU) replaces the Radio and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment or R&TTE Directive (1999/5/EC). RED was first added to the Official Journal of the European Union in M...
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  • The future of NMO

    The UK market surveillance authority NMO (The National Measurement Office) has been renamed the National Measurement and Regulation Office (NMRO) and is responsible for the enforcement of batteries, RoHS, timber and e...
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  • 4 new RoHS substances 2019 - 2021

    Four phthalates that are already on the REACH Candidate List will also be restricted under the RoHS2 Directive taking the number of substances to ten. DEHP, BBP, DBP and DIBP that are primarily used as plasticisers to...
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  • The New Legislative Framework - NLF

    The package of measures known as the “New Legislative Framework” was adopted in the European Council on 9 July 2008 and published in the Official Journal a few weeks later. The measures were designed to he...
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  • Legislative Review - definitely more to come!

    As another year draws to a close we have the chance to look back at 2014 and the legislative measures that had an impact on our industry. RoHS2 (Recast) and Conflict Minerals were probably the main areas of activity ...
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  • What's in a technical file

    With the RoHS2 CE mark directive now capturing categories eight (medical devices) and nine (consumer monitoring and control instruments) there has been increased interest in the typical contents of an obligatory techn...
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  • Medical Devices just meet the RoHS2 deadline

    Medical Devices fell within the scope of the RoHS2 Directive 2011/65/EU on 22 July 2014. Most Medical Device (category 8) manufacturers have met the deadline (only just in some cases), but they have known that compli...
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  • Batteries - helping your decision process

    Have you manufactured or imported a battery or accumulator, either as a discrete product or installed in electrical equipment....if so, follow the decision tree attached:     Find out more EU Batteries Dire...
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  • RoHS categories 8 and 9 in scope within days

    Back in July 2006 ERA published their recommendation on categories 8 and 9 to the European Commission (later amended in September 2006). Annex 2 contained an indicative list of the products that will fall in scope fr...
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  • Four substances to face another consultation

    Discussions on a list of new substances to be restricted under the RoHS2 directive 2011/65/EU will continue in October with the launch of a fourth consultation and third stakeholder meeting on four selected chemicals ...
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  • Can I use lead based solder?

      I still get asked about lead in solder and when and where it can be used.                        ...
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  • USB and ethernet cable

      The RoHS FAQs make it clear that in general finished cables (e.g. terminated not just simple cable on a reel) are in scope and that data cables are Category  3 or 4.  So the CE mark should be appli...
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  • Spare parts for category 9

      Here we address a popular question in respect of spare parts under the RoHS Recast Directive. Spare parts for category 9 equipment are covered by Article 4.4 d and e. These spare parts will not need to comply...
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