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The Restriction of Hazardous Substances or RoHS Directive in the EU restricts the use of toxic materials in the manufacturing of electrical and electronic equipment. In conjunction with the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive its aim is to tackle the problem of toxic waste ending up in landfill sites. RoHS covers six substances - lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium and flame retardants polybrominated biphenyls and polybrominated diphenyl ethers. The maximum permitted leve ...
The obligations for category 11 products differ slightly from those of other categories. There is no allowance to use non-compliant spare parts in pre 2019 equipment. RoHS also applies to category 11 products made available from 23 July 2019 and not, as with other product categories that must comply if placed on the market after the relevant deadline. Therefore, old non-compliant “category 11” stocks cannot be sold after 23 July 2019, regardless of when they were made or imported int ...
The Oko Institut is now in the process of reviewing RoHS exemptions with a programme as follows: Pack 7 = 4 products were under review, the consultation is now closed and the final report is expected by the end of September 2015. Pack 8 = 3 products were under review, the consultation is now closed, and the final report is expected by the middle of December 2015. Pack 9 = 29 products under review until the end of October with a final report due by March 2016. Pack 10 = 2 products to re-evaluate ...