Previously the RoHS scope has applied to electrical and electronic equipment that is dependent on electric or electromagnetic fields in order to work properly.
This is set to change under the RoHS Recast that will become law around 2013.
The Recast will mean that RoHS applies to electronic equipment that is dependant on electronic or electromagnetic fields to fulfil at least one of its intended functions.
Therefore this will greatly increase the amount of equipment deemed as in scope
Products such as safes with electronic locks, electrically heated clothing, children’s footwear with flashing lights, furniture with integrated lighting and musical greetings card could all now fall in scope.
How is this re-classification likely to affect your business?
Are there other examples of products that would be in scope once the recast comes into force?
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