Product Certifications

RoHS

RoHS, which stands for Restriction of Hazardous Substances, is a product-level compliance regulation originating from the European Union. It restricts the use of certain hazardous materials found in electrical and electronic equipment (EEE). Its primary aim is to minimize the environmental and health risks associated with the handling of electronic waste.

Key Aspects of RoHS

What Substances are Restricted?

The RoHS directive limits the use of six hazardous substances in EEE:

  • Lead (Pb)
  • Mercury (Hg)
  • Cadmium (Cd)
  • Hexavalent Chromium (Cr(VI))
  • Polybrominated Biphenyls (PBBs)
  • Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs)

The RoHS Directive Applies to a Wide Range of EEE Categories,

  • Large and small household appliances
  • Computing and communication equipment
  • Consumer electronics
  • Lighting equipment
  • Power tools
  • Toys and sports equipment
  • Automatic dispensers

What are The Exemptions?

Certain limited exemptions to the RoHS restrictions exist for specific applications where safer alternatives are currently unavailable. These exemptions are regularly reviewed and may be phased out in the future.

Impact and Benefits of RoHS:

  • Reduced environmental burden: By minimizing the use of hazardous materials, RoHS contributes to a more sustainable electronics industry and reduces the risks associated with e-waste disposal.
  • Improved public health: By limiting exposure to harmful substances, RoHS helps protect human health from the potential dangers posed by these materials.
  • Level playing field: The regulation ensures fair competition amongst manufacturers by establishing a common standard for EEE production within the EU.