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Toys fail the test

Posted by gnevison Feb 25, 2015
According to the National Measurement Office, research was carried out on a range of higher priced (£30 and upwards) toys with a view to ascertaining levels of compliance with both the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) and Battery and Accumulators Directives. A total of 15 different toys, at varying price points, were selected in categories such as educational, outdoor and musical toys. Of the 15 toys 40% failed compliance. Failure included chemical content or labelling while a qua ...
The implementation dates for monitoring and control instruments were outlined in the legal text of the RoHS2 directive 2011/65/EU. Monitoring and Control Instruments placed on the market before 22 July 2014. These were designed specifically for use by consumers and, for example, college students. Where the products are designed exclusively for use by professionals, for example as part of their job, they fall into scope by 22 July 2017. If a student uses occasionally then it does not change the s ...