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When RoHS exemptions expire on 22 July 2016, any Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) already on the EU market can continue to be sold. However new EEE using expired exemptions cannot be placed on the market beyond the 22nd. Components that use the exemptions will no longer be compliant after 22 July 2016 so manufacturers cannot use them to make ROHS compliant EEE. They can however be used as spare parts in older EEE or in products out of the scope of RoHS. Companies will have to reflec ...
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 soften plastics, will be restricted from 22 July 2019 for all electrical and electronic equipment apart from Category 8 (medical devices) and Category 9 (monitoring and control equipment) that will have an additional two years to comply by 22 July 2021. The maximum concentration va ...