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RoHS Compliance Testing

RoHS Compliance Testing

Restriction on the use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (Directive 2011/65/EU)

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.

Benefits at a Glance

  • Our first-class testing facilities and world-class experts allow us to help you to understand the latest international environmental regulations and support you in ensuring product compliance.
  • With our strict and professional testing services, we help you to reduce risks and assure product safety.
  • Our test reports are well-recognized by overseas buyers, thus providing you with greater global market access.

Effective Solutions for RoHS Compliance

  • RoHS restricted substances testing and certification (for raw materials and products)
  • XRF substance screening and chemical confirmation
  • Product portfolio evaluation
  • Product compliance and certification
  • RoHS technical training workshops and seminars
  • In-house training and consultation

Restrictions of the Following Hazardous Substances

The EU RoHS Directive restricts the use of the following hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.

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

Product Scope

  • Large household appliances.
  • Small household appliances.
  • IT and telecommunications equipment.
  • Consumer equipment.
  • Lighting equipment.
  • Electrical and electronic tools.
  • Toys , leisure and sports equipment.
  • Medical devices.
  • Monitoring and control instruments including industrial monitoring and control instruments.
  • Automatic dispensers.
  • Manufacturing additives and 3D printing material.
  • Other EEE not covered by any of the categories above.

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