RoHS Regulatory Overview

Companies placing Electrical or Electronic Equipment (EEE) products on the EU Market must comply with the EU Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive 2011/65/EU (as amended by Directive 2015/863). This directive mandates that companies guarantee the products they place on the market do not contain the following substances in homogenous materials above the specified concentrations, unless an exemption exists:

  • Cadmium <0.01%
  • Lead <0.1%
  • Mercury <0.1%
  • Hexavalent Chromium <0.1%
  • Polybrominated biphenyls <0.1%
  • Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers <0.1%
  • Bis(2-Ethylhexyl) phthalate <0.1%
  • Benzyl butyl phthalate <0.1%
  • Dibutyl phthalate <0.1%
  • Diisobutyl phthalate <0.1%

Achieving Compliance

H2 Compliance can help you navigate this regulation and provide support on product evaluation and testing, how to document compliance, and support on the preparation of a declaration of conformity. There are also RoHS requirements in different parts of the world, such as UK and China, and we are well suited to advise on these regulations for market access for these countries.

RoHS is only one component of a total restricted substance management program. Please visit our SCIP & Articles Compliance page to learn more about restricted substance management and the solutions H2 provide to help companies meet their compliance obligations.

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