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      The RoHS Recast 2011/65/EU becomes effective on 2nd January 2013.   Medical Devices (category 8) and consumer Monitoring and Control Instruments (category 9) fall within scope on 22nd July 2014.   In Vitro Diagnostics are captured on 22nd July 2016 and industrial Monitoring and Control Instruments a year later.   Finally, category 11, the so called Open Scope becomes effective in July 2019.    Find out more EU RoHS Directive information.  ...
The RoHS Recast 2011/65/EU becomes effective on 2nd January 2013.   Medical Devices (category 8) and consumer Monitoring and Control Instruments (category 9) fall within scope on 22nd July 2014.   In Vitro Diagnostics are captured on 22nd July 2016 and industrial Monitoring and Control Instruments a year later.     Finally, category 11, the so called Open Scope, becomes effective in July 2019.     Find out more EU RoHS Directive information. Register wit ...
  Questions 5.1 through to 5.6 in the RoHS Frequently Asked Question guide focus on the compliance status of cable. Unfortunately this is not straight forward and it depends on the type of cable and which EU Member State you are in. Cables specifically designed for types of equipment already in scope, such as USB cables, SCART leads etc are now in scope. Any which are specifically designed for a medical device (category 8) or non-industrial monitoring and control instruments (category 9) ...
    Article 2.2 of the RoHS Recast 2011/65/EU has an impact on Categories 8 (medical devices) and 9 (monitoring and control instruments) as it affects all products that are in the scope of RoHS2 that were excluded from RoHS1.   Also affected are fixed installation equipment that was previously regarded as being excluded (such as fuse boxes, light fittings etc), anything in Category 11 such as furniture and electrically operated safes. Petrol lawnmowers and gas cookers are also ...
Those of you that attended one of the excellent BIS Road Shows a few months back would have heard them say that the myriad of ad-hoc “RoHS Compliance” symbols would be replaced by the CE mark on finished equipment. Fast forward a few months to October and there is some uncertainty over which types of logos will be permitted. The Enforcement Authorities have also said that this was not clear and that they had asked the European Commission for clarification. It is thought that log ...
A lot of people are asking about the RoHS Recast that will be transposed into national law by 2 January 2013. A question frequently raised is around the status of “consumables” and whether or not they are in scope. The European Commission FAQ document, question 6.1 offers useful guidance:   “Consumables that have no equipment constituent, such as soap powder or vacuum cleaner bags, are not equipment and are therefore not in the scope of RoHS2. Only consumables with an e ...
    Some RoHS exemptions expire at the end of the year. So what about their RoHS status? The key to this issue is that any EEE Put OnThe Market (POTM) before 2 January 2013 can be sold as normal. For example the capacitors under exemption 7-CIII are fine to be used in EEE POTM before 2 January. However, after that date they, and any other exemption expiring, become non compliant and cannot be used in EEE POTM. Manufacturers will be working on compliant parts or suitable alternative ...