ROHS TEsting Lab

The EU RoHS 2 (Directive 2011/65/EU) restricts the use of specific hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (EEE), medical devices and monitoring and control equipment. The purpose of RoHS is to control the release of hazardous substances to humans and the environment. Exposure to these hazardous substances can occur during the waste process, when electronics and other products are disposed of and ultimately wind up in landfills. The 10 regulated RoHS substances included are as follows (listed in Annex II of Directive 2011/65/EU):

Substance Limit(Pass/Fail Criteria)
Lead (Pb) 0.1%
Mercury (Hg) 0.1%
Cadmium (Cd) 0.01%
Hexavalent Chromium (Cr6+) 0.1%
Polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs) 0.1%
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) 0.1%
*Bis(2-Ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) 0.1%
*Benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP) 0.1%
*Dibutyl phthalate (DBP) 0.1%
*Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP) 0.1%
*For these items, the RoHS restriction goes into effect on July 22, 2019.

During testing each different component part is analyzed separately. The current restrictions apply to each different material, not the entire product.

To display compliance with RoHS II, electrical items are to bear the CE mark.

Those responsible for RoHS testing and compliance include: manufacturers, authorized representatives, importers, and distributors.

For more information regarding which products are impacted by the RoHS II, please visit the following website to view the entire 2011/65/EU Directive: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/en/TXT/?uri=CELEX%3A32011L0065.

Our team of experts are highly skilled and qualified to ensure your products comply with RoHS requirements.

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