• ROHS2 Category 9 List

    Hi,   Is there anybody in the community who can share a list of equipment that will be classified in Category 9?   Our company sells atomic clocks to power companies. From my research, such products fall u...
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  • RoHS 2

    I would like to know if the Supplier Declaration for RoHS2 Conformity must be physically present (electronically or written) in the manufacturer's Technical Document File or is it acceptable to just link to the suppli...
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  • RoHS compliance

    Hi, Can anyone tell me what "STAINLESS STEEL, TYPE 302 OR 304 / FIN: ELECTRO FILM (2109) PER MIL-L-46010" refers to?   And is it under RoHS compliant?   I appreciate the help,   Thank you
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  • Reselling a non-compliant product already in the EU

    Can I re-sell a non-RoHS compliant product already in the EU to a different customer also in the EU. For example: I buy a non-RoHS compliant product from a customer and sell it to a third party customer in the EU. T...
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  • Update on RoHS spare parts

    The European Commission is planning a revision to the rules and extending the scope of spare part provisions that restrict their use in hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. Existing RoHS regul...
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  • The EC definition of the term professional

    The term “professional use” has required clarification for quite some time. For example it needs to be understood when assessing monitoring and control instruments that fall within scope during July 2017&h...
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  • How Category 11 is different

    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 ava...
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  • RoHS exemptions set to expire

    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 bey...
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  • RoHS restricted substances to become 10

    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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  • RoHS and WEEE: Comparison of EU & Indian legislation e-book

    Introduction The draft document published by the Indian Government in New Delhi on 14th May 2010 for consultation has now been published with some modifications as the “E-waste (Management and Handling) Rules...
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  • EEE returns pre & post July 2017

      Hello Gary.       Hope all is well. Can you answer me a few questions in relation to RoHS please?       Scenario 1.   XYZ company sells a piece of EEE into Europe befor...
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  • From Prototype to Product - the RoHS Directive

    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 Electr...
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  • RoHS exemptions under review

    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 Sep...
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  • RoHS-EC Frequently asked Questions

      The Frequently Asked Question document published by the European Commission is regarded as an invaluable reference in helping industry to comply with the obligations of the RoHS Directive. In this case an FA...
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  • All about the 6 RoHS restricted substances

      The six substances are:   Lead Cadmium Mercury Hexavalent chromium Polybrominated biphenyls or PBB (these are flame retardants) Polybrominated diphenyl ethers or PBDE (this is a family of flame reta...
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  • RoHS and MSDS

    I've inquired RoHS information for powder coat bought from a supplier. They provided a MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet), can I use it to determine RoHS status? Also, is MDS (Material Declartion Sheet) same as MSDS?
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  • Phthalate ban becomes law

    The use of four phthalates DEHP, BBP, DBP and DiBP will be banned in electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) sold in the European Union from July 2019 (2021 for medical devices and monitoring and control instruments...
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  • Update to RoHS exemptions - June 2014

    Please find attached an exclusive, fully updated list of exemptions to the RoHS Directive.     Find out more EU RoHS Directive information.   Register with element14 to be able to receive the latest ...
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  • Update on RoHS exemptions

    The Oko Institute are looking at four exemption renewals and there is a large backlog of renewal requests to follow. Analysis on 7b, 9b, 13a and 13b started on 29 December 2014 and is expected to run for 9 months. The...
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  • The danger of PBDEs

    Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) which are often used as fire retardants, can be found around the home in such as the television, computer, toaster and the sofa. They are also found in blood and breast milk whic...
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