On June 4, 2015, the EU Communiquy (OJ) issued the RoHS 2.0 Amendment Directive (EU) 2015/863, formally listing DEHP, BBP, DBP, DIBP in the list of restricted substances in Appendix II. There are ten mandatory controlled substances in Appendix II, as detailed in the following table:
Following the issuance of the revised directive, EU member states are required to translate the directive into national legislation and implement it by December 31, 2016. And from July 22, 2019, all electronic and electrical products (except medical and monitoring equipment) will be required to meet the restrictions; from July 22, 2021, medical equipment (including external medical equipment) and monitoring equipment (including industrial monitoring equipment) will also be included in the scope of control.
In addition, toy products which are already under the control of Article 51 of Annex XVII of REACH will not be controlled by DEHP, BBP and DBP.
Phthalate esters are widely used as plasticizers in electronic and electrical appliances, reminding relevant manufacturers to attach great importance to and take timely measures to reduce trade risks.
RoHS directive FAQ 10 questions ten answers:
What products does Q1:RoHS directive target?
A1: RoHS directives are directed at electronic and electrical equipment to reduce the risk of hazardous substances in electronic and electrical equipment to human health and environmental safety during waste and disposal. As the Directive requires that harmful substances in any homogeneous material of electronic and electrical equipment should not exceed the prescribed limit, in fact, raw materials and components related to electronic and electrical equipment are affected by the directive. In addition, the EU has similar legislative controls on other products that may cause similar problems, such as vehicle scrap directives, battery directives and packaging directives.
Q2: what is the purpose of rewriting the EU RoHS directive?
A2: The main objectives of the EU's rewriting of the RoHS Directive include: better regulatory conditions, simplicity, effectiveness and enforceability; greater clarity of the law, including simplification of its unified implementation; adaptation to technological and scientific advances, especially in the use of hazardous substances in medical equipment, monitoring and control instruments; To adjust and coordinate the relationship between RoHS and other EU regulations, such as REACH, ErP and WEEE, and to strengthen the coordinated implementation among different member states.
Q3: European Union RoHS 2.0 stipulates that electronic and electrical equipment should be CE logo and RoHS requirements into the CE framework. What is the significance of CE logo?
A3: The CE logo means that the product meets the main technical requirements of the EU and can be circulated freely in the EU member states. Therefore, the CE logo is regarded as a passport and pass for the product to enter the European market. Products that are required to be labeled with CE will not be allowed to be marketed unless they are labeled with CE; products that have been labeled with CE entering the market will be ordered to withdraw from the market if they do not meet the relevant technical requirements; and products that continue to violate the relevant CE labeling requirements of the directive will be restricted/prohibited from entering the EU market or forced to withdraw from the market. The field.
Q4: how do we see the relationship between REACH and RoHS 2?
A4: First of all, it needs to be made clear that the electronic and electrical products launched into the EU market must meet the requirements of both the RoHS Directive and REACH regulations. The RoHS Directive is an industry-specific directive to restrict the use of certain hazardous substances in electronic and electrical equipment, while REACH regulations require registration, assessment, authorization and restriction of chemicals to affect almost all products, including electronic and electrical products. Secondly, the RoHS directive does not affect the application of REACH regulations, and vice versa. In case of overlapping requirements, strict requirements should be applied. In addition, in the periodic review of the RoHS Directive, the European Commission on Environment will also analyze its consistency with REACH regulations to ensure consistency between the RoHS Directive and REACH.
Q5: does the communication network equipment belong to the RoHS 2 control range?
A5: Yes. The management and control products listed in Appendix I to RoHS 2.0 fall into 11 categories, of which the third category is "IT and telecommunications equipment" and the communication network equipment should fall into this category to meet RoHS requirements. It should also be noted that the exemption clause 7 (b) in Appendix III of RoHS 2.0 exempts lead from solders used in network infrastructure equipment for signal switching, generation and transmission, and telecommunications network management.
Q6: how to determine whether the product belongs to the RoHS 2 definition of electrical and electronic equipment?
A6: First of all, according to RoHS 2.0's general definition of electronic and electrical equipment and the definition of "dependence", if at least one design function of a device needs to be realized by current or electromagnetic field, the device belongs to the electronic and electrical equipment defined by RoHS 2.0, and even the electronic function is only a small function in the device. For example, gas stoves with electronic clocks, gasoline-powered equipment with electronic lighting (such as lawnmower) are all electronic and electrical equipment defined by RoHS 2.0.
Secondly, in order for a product to become an electronic and electrical device, its power-dependent functions must interact in principle. For example, a lighted wardrobe, even if sold as a unit, differs between furniture and electronics. If the lamp and the wardrobe can be separated and the lamp and the wardrobe can be used as a single product with complete functions, the lamp is within the scope of electronic and electrical equipment, and the wardrobe is outside the scope of electronic and electrical equipment. Unlike electric tools, lamps, and many other types of electronic and electrical equipment, these devices consist of a variety of detachable electrical/electronic and non-electrical/electronic components that can only be combined to achieve all functions.
Q7: there are many uses for electrical and electronic equipment.