WEEE/RoHS Services

Get Your Electronics Products Compliant with Waste Directives

The WEEE (Waste of Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Directive 2002/96/EC and RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) Directive 2002/95/EC are having an enormous impact on producers and distributors of electronic and electrical goods. If your products do not comply with these directives – aimed at the restriction of hazardous substances and waste – you could be banned from selling them on the European market.

To help you gain European approvals, TÜV Rheinland now offers labeling for WEEE / RoHS compliance. This allows system manufacturers to prove to the European Union (EU) that they are WEEE / RoHS compliant and are using RoHS-compliant components when manufacturing their products.

Benefits at a Glance

With our WEEE / RoHS services, you get a tailor-made package for complete WEEE / RoHS management that ensures you have:

  • Compliance to both the WEEE and RoHS directives
  • Greater market access in the EU
  • Products that are tested by WEEE / RoHS experts for safety and quality, ensuring they meet set standards and regulations
  • An exclusive, one-stop service from an organization with a global presence
  • International access to the latest updates in standards
  • Reduced risk of company liability with documented safety standards
  • Competitively positioned your products with third-party certification

Our WEEE / RoHS Services

TÜV Rheinland offers complete end-to-end services, including:

  • Training and education
  • Product and design review
  • WEEE testing and compliance analysis
  • Calculation of recovery and recycling rates
  • Test report
  • WEEE marking according to the EN 50419 standard
  • RoHS testing and a “new” mark for compliance that only TÜV Rheinland can provide to both component and system manufacturers
  • Registration with each country in the EU and affiliation with recycling groups

More Information

Products have been required to meet these directives since August 13, 2005, for WEEE, and July 1, 2006, for RoHS.

If you are interested in TÜV Rheinland’s WEEE / RoHS services, then these test marks may be interest to you:

  • TÜV GS Mark
  • U.S. and Canada cTUVus
  • CB scheme
  • Product safety test marks (Bauart Mark, T-Mark)
  • International approvals
  • Electrical component testing

Products Covered

Our services test for lead, mercury, cadium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyl (PBB), and polybrominated diphenyl either (PBDE) in these these and other products:

  • Large and small appliances
  • IT and telecommunications equipment
  • Consumer equipment
  • Lighting equipment
  • Electronic tools (except large-scale stationary industrial tools)
  • Toys, leisure, and sports equipment
  • Medical devices (except all implanted and infected products)
  • Monitoring and control instruments
  • Automatic dispensers