Electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) in the European Union Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU) has been revised and completed on July 1, 2011 in the Official Journal of the European Union has announced. Last revised directive from July 21, 2011 come into effect. The EU directive requires member states into the new national law, and from January 2, 2013 came into effect. Directive 2002/95/EC from the original January 3, 2013 from abolished.
The revised Directive with Directive 2002/95/EC of the original amendment, in particular, is listed in Annex III and Annex IV of the specific application of restrictive immunity. In addition, the new directive adds a definition to clarify its scope of application, the process according to EEE, and regulate manufacturers, authorized representatives, importers and distributors of liability and other issues.
Compared with the original instructions, the new directive major changes are as follows:
- Are not included in the original ten categories of waste electrical and electronic products (WEEE) in the other electrical and electronic equipment (EEE), the new directive has now been covered and included in Appendix I, this means that the scope of the RoHS directive extends to almost all Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE);
- Put on the market of electrical and electronic products (EEE), including cable, spare parts, the recycled parts, functions or capacity upgrades, updates, homogeneous material in the restricted hazardous substances should not exceed the maximum;
- Manufacturers should develop technical documentation, and implementation of internal quality control procedures to ensure the stability of production;
- The manufacturer shall provide the state in line with EU requirements, in order to prove its electrical and electronic products meet the relevant requirements;
- Subject to the directive for the control of electrical and electronic products, the product should indicate the following information:
Type, batch or serial number or other identifiable elements
Name, registered trade name, manufacturer address
Revised directive also proposed:
- Directive 2002/95/EC is not involved in the original equipment, and does not comply with the new directive, put on the market can continue until July 22, 2019;
- The following products on the market, its limit of six hazardous substances should be required to perform date:
Medical equipment and monitoring equipment from July 22, 2014 from the Executive
In vitro diagnostic medical devices, since July 22, 2016 from the Executive
Industrial control equipment since July 22, 2017 from the Executive