European Commission sets ROHS Directive
The European Commission has stated that by 1 July 2006 Electrical and Electronic Equipment put onto the European Market will maintain the standards of Directive 2002/95/EC eliminating the use of Lead, Mercury, Cadmium, Hexavalent Chromium, Polybrominated Biphenyls (PBB), and Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDE) in Electrical and Electronic Equipment.
Electrical Equipment within the scope of ROHS includes:
-Large household appliances
-Small household appliances
-IT and telecommunications equipment
-Electrical and electronic tools
(with the exception of large-scale stationary industrial tools)
-Toys, leisure and sports equipment
-Batteries and Accumulators
-Medical devices (with the exception of all implanted and infected products)
Monitoring and control instruments are being addressed separately by the European Commission. Currently studies are being conducted after which proposals for implications will be reviewed.
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