EU RoHS 2 Recast Directive Services

Intertek solutions for compliance with EU RoHS 2 Directive (2011/65/EU) requirements.

The new RoHS Directive, officially known as Directive 2011/65/EU on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (recast), was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on July 1, 2011 and entered into force on July 21, 2011.

The RoHS Directive restricts the use of Lead (Pb), Mercury (Hg), Cadmium (Cd), Hexavalent chromium (Cr6+), Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB), and Polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) in manufacturing of certain electrical and electronic equipment sold in the European Union.

The new RoHS Directive, also known as RoHS 2, introduces new CE marking and declaration of conformity requirements.  Before placing an EEE on the market, a manufacturer / importer / distributor must ensure that the appropriate conformity assessment procedure is in line with module A of Annex II to Decision No 768/2008/EC has been carried out and affix the CE marking on the finished product.  After January 2013, electronic products bearing the CE Mark must meet the requirements of this new directive.

The new RoHS Directive scope has been extended to all electrical and electronic equipment (EEE), including medical devices, monitoring and control instruments, and EEE products not covered under the previous ten categories (the eleventh equipment category) unless specifically excluded. The timeline for the applied extension EEE:

  • 22 July 2014  - Medical devices and monitoring and control instruments
  • 22 July 2016 - In vitro diagnostic medical devices covered
  • 22 July 2017 - Industrial monitoring and control equipment covered
  • 22 July 2019 - Electrical and electronic equipment which fell outside the scope of the original RoHS Directive

EU RoHS 2 Recast Directive (2011/65/EU) Services
Intertek provides a single-source solution for RoHS compliance, supported by RoHS experts located in over 100 countries worldwide, enabling Intertek to help companies to successfully facilitate their RoHS compliance.

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