CE marking The main objective of the EU RoHS Directive is to restrict the use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment to protect human health and the environment. The directive applies to all equipment operating up to 1000 VAC and 1500 VDC and contains in a list of 11 categories, including electric bulbs, household luminaries, medical devices and control and monitoring equipment.
Since February 2003, the RoHS Directive has restricted the use of hazardous substances in all electrical and electronic equipment, including medical devices and control and monitoring equipment. The directive also requires the substitution of harmful substances by safe alternatives. The requirements for CE marking and Declaration of Conformity are effective from 3rd January 2013
At TÜV Rheinland, we assist manufacturers and importers through routine compliance tests that are both reliable and cost-effective.
The EU RoHS Directive restricts the use of the following hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.
The law already includes several exemptions for specific product groups and certain uses of materials and components. Additional exemptions also apply at EU legislative level. We can offer brief assessments to determine whether these exemptions apply to your product.