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RoHS Hazardous Substances Directive


Banned hazardous substances ROHS testing

The RoHS, which "restrictions on the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment", refers to the reduction from electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) on environmental and health risks caused by harmful substances.


The original instruction 2002/95/EC implemented in July 1, 2006, covering the DC 1500V, AC 1000V the following eight kinds of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) directive, in the new market EEE, homogeneous material (Homogenous material) in the lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), six chromium (Cr (VI)), and more polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs) and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) content should not exceed 1000ppm, cadmium (Cd) content shall not exceed 100ppm. RoHS 2 (2011/65/EU) came into force in July 21, 2011, and formally implemented in January 3, 2013 (on the same day 2002/95/EC waste only).


RoHS logo

Important changes in RoHS2.0   

Included in the CE logo, to become the European CE mark one of the instructions in addition to the electronic and electrical products must comply with (LVD), electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and energy related products (ErP) and RoHS2.0 instruction, to paste the CE logo, issued a declaration of conformity, RoHS2.0 also must be issued by the manufacturer support technical documentation, and retention for ten years.


Control products to expand the scope of eighth new types of medical equipment and ninth kinds of monitoring equipment, increase eleventh kinds of other electrical and electronic equipment. For the inclusion of the new ROHS 2 control products manufacturer has sufficient time to comply with the directive requirements, ROHS 2 related products set a control transition.

First selected 4 kinds of toxic and harmful substances (HBCDD, DEHP, DBP and BBP) as restricted substances may be included in the candidate, control the future.

DIBP two formic acid isobutyl phthalate two 1000ppm

DEHP two formic acid phthalate (2- ethylhexyl) ester 1000ppm

DBP 1000ppm

BBP two formic acid butyl benzyl phthalate 1000ppm


The new version of the EU RoHS directive 2011/65/EU was released in July 1, 2011. At present, still maintain the original six (Pb Pb, CD Cd, Hg Hg, Cr six CrVI, polybrominated biphenyls and polybrominated diphenyl ethers PBB, PBDE); no increase before the industry mentioned four items (HBCDD, DEHP, DBP and BBP), is a priority assessment.


A command as Chinese electronic and electrical products manufacturing enterprises are very familiar with, the introduction of course it is. Striking one snag after another since the revision process differences is larger, so this was intended to amendment in 2009 on the introduction of delays. In particular it is expanding its product range and restricted range within the EU, including the Commission, the European Parliament. The Council, industry, NGO have a heated argument.


Compared with the original 2011/65/EU different RoHS instructions

1. to expand the scope of products: medical equipment, monitoring equipment included in the scope of control, in addition to adding eleventh kinds of products were not included in the previous ten electronic and electrical equipment. All electronic and electrical products are covered in the scope of regulation within the instructions (including cable and spare parts), for the eighth types of medical Ninth kinds of instruments and monitoring and control instruments (including industrial monitoring instruments) the provisions of the transitional period, some in addition, also for these two types of products are 20 exemptions (listed in Annex IV);

The application of electronic and electrical products and expand the schedule:

July 22, 2014 - medical equipment and monitoring equipment

July 22, 2016 - in vitro diagnostic medical devices

July 22, 2017 - industrial monitoring equipment

Electrical and electronic equipment - July 22, 2019 not listed in it and the applicable scope of the RoHS directive of the previous

2. control substances did not expand, still maintain the six original material of the original limited requirements, but put forward the review process in the future, to include DEHP, priority substances were investigated, paving the way for the future to expand the scope of material management instruction;


3. of the manufacturers, importers and distributors have more clearly defined, and further standardize its duties. In addition, manufacturers and importers must continue the registration does not conform to the requirements of EEE directive and product recall, and the relevant information to the authorized distributors. Specify the table, instead of the EU manufacturers to fulfill with CE labeling and RoHS instruction related duties.


4. the provisions of the relevant matters product attached CE and CE marks: EEE products put on the market before the manufacturer / importer / distributor has to ensure that on the basis of 768/2008/EC appendix II module A conformity assessment procedures are evaluated, and must be in the final product and affix the CE logo. The relevant technical documents and the EU declaration of conformity should be kept for 10 years.


This directive will be released on OJ twentieth date, in January 2, 2013 before the member states need to be transformed into domestic law, the new directive will be formally implemented in January 3, 2013, the old directive 2002/95/EC shall be repealed simultaneously.


The influence of 2011/65/EU will be released to the China electrical and electronic products manufacturing enterprises, especially the medical products, monitoring and control instruments are included in the scope of regulation, so the influence of the two kinds of manufacturing enterprises will be very great; in addition, due to electrical and electronic products need to be attached on the CE logo therefore, meet the requirements of the directive on the industry, also will be a huge challenge.

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