RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU Evaluation

RoHS is a CE marking Directive and if your product is within its scope then it must carry a CE marking and be referenced on an accompanying declaration of conformity.

RoHS Directive Compliance requires more than collection of documents. F2 Labs can assist in the collection of the documents, evaluate them to EN 50581:2012, and prepare a technical report in the same format as our safety reports. We years of experience in preparing RoHS reports for our clients to include in their Technical File(s).

For instance, do you differentiate between RoHS 2002/95/EC, RoHS 2011/65/EU, and the new amendment (EU)2015/863?  We can take this burden from your staff and handle it for you.

RoHS ( Restriction of Hazardous Substances) applies to anything that is ‘EEE’ (electrical and electronic equipment). This means anything with any electric function. Even a gas mower with a piezo spark ignitor.

Electrical Product Compliance Testing

F2 Labs offers a full range of compliance testing services. We are fully equipped to test and approve a wide range of electrical products and equipment for organizational and governmental certifications, from battery chargers and lighting equipment to medical electrical equipment, wireless devices, and industrial machinery. Request a quote today!

The following categories are in its scope, per Annex I of the RoHS Directive:

  1. Large household appliances.
  2. Small household appliances.
  3. IT and telecommunications equipment.
  4. Consumer equipment.
  5. Lighting equipment.
  6. Electrical and electronic tools.
  7. Toys, leisure and sports equipment.
  8. Medical devices.
  9. Monitoring and control instruments including industrial monitoring and control instruments.
  10. Automatic dispensers.
  11. Other EEE not covered by any of the categories above.

Any equipment in the above list must comply with the material restrictions indicated in RoHS Directive Annex II:

  • Lead (0,1 %)
  • Mercury (0,1 %)
  • Cadmium (0,01 %)
  • Hexavalent chromium (0,1 %)
  • Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) (0,1 %)
  • Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) (0,1 %)

Annex II was amended by Directive (EU) 2015/863 and adds the following four material restrictions:

  • Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (0,1 %)
  • Butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP) (0,1 %)
  • Dibutyl phthalate (DBP) (0,1 %)
  • Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP) (0,1 %)

The original list of 6 are restricted now. The additional 4 will be restricted beginning on July 22, 2019.

What does this mean?

This means that if your product is in the scope of RoHS, then every individual item (even paint, screws, plastic housings, and labels) must be independently compliant.

It also means that if your product is in the scope of the RoHS Directive and you are placing a CE marking on it, you are claiming compliance to the RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU. Intended or not.

F2 Labs performs RoHS Directive assessments for our customers to ensure your product is compliant. We complete the evaluation to EN 50581:2012, and upon successful completion, provide you with a report that can be used as your proof of compliance to include in your Technical File, and delivered to an EU customs official, should your product be stopped. In almost all cases this does not involve testing, but we can assist you with RoHS testing, if necessary.

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