RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU, known as well as RoHS 2 Directive, is a recast of the first EU RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC. The new Directive came into force on the 21st of July, 2011 and was aligned with the New Legislative Framework. It lays down the rules on the restriction of the use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (EEE).
Such hazardous materials are, for example:
In comparison to RoHS 2002/95/EC, RoHS 2 has not only an expanded scope of products but also imposes new obligations on EEE manufacturers regarding the preparation of EU Declaration of Conformity and placing the CE markings on finished products.
Within the scope of RoHS 2011/65/EU are included electrical and electronic equipment from the following product categories:
Currently, within the Directive’s scope are not included the following types of electrical and electronic equipment:
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