RoHS – Restriction of use of Hazardous Substances

The Directive on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment 2002/95/EC (commonly referred to as the Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive or RoHS) was adopted in February 2003 by the European Union. The RoHS directive took effect on 1 July 2006, and is required to be enforced and become law in each member state. This directive restricts the use of six hazardous materials (i. e. lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium and certain BFRs) in the manufacture of various types of electronic and electrical equipment. It is closely linked with the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE) 2002/96/EC which sets collection, recycling and recovery targets for electrical goods and is part of a legislative initiative to solve the problem of huge amounts of toxic e-waste.



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2 Identify all EU Directives applicable to your product (such as LVD, EMC, etc.) We will assist!
3 Assure that your product falls under the scope of RoHS We will guide you through!
4 Define measures for prevention of hazardous substances (as defined by RoHS) We will guide you through!
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