2017-06-21 16:03:05

EU AMENDS EXEMPTION LISTS IN ANNEX III OF RoHS 2

On 16 June 2017, the Official Journal of the European Union has published Directives (EU) (EU)2017/1009,(EU)2017/1010 and (EU) 2017/1011 to amend point 9(b) and point 13(a) as regards an exemption on lead , and 13(b) as regards an exemption on lead  and cadmium. The directives shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union. 

The main update is subdivision the exemptions material uses and add the expires time accordingly.

 

Main amendments

9(b)

Lead in bearing shells and bushes for refrigerant-containing compressors for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) applications

Applies to categories 8, 9 and 11; expires on:

—  21 July 2023 for category 8 in vitro diagnostic medical devices,

—  21 July 2024 for category 9 industrial monitoring and control instruments and for category 11,

—  21 July 2021 for other subcategories of categories 8 and 9.

9(b)-(I)

Lead in bearing shells and bushes for refrigerant-containing hermetic scroll compressors with a stated electrical power input equal or below 9 kW for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) applications

Applies to category 1; expires on 21 July 2019.’

13(a)

Lead in white glasses used for optical applications

Applies to all categories; expires on:

—  21 July 2023 for category 8 in vitro diagnostic medical devices;

—  21 July 2024 for category 9 industrial monitoring and control instruments and for category 11;

—  21 July 2021 for all other categories and subcategories

13(b)

Cadmium and lead in filter glasses and glasses used for reflectance standards

Applies to categories 8, 9 and 11; expires on:

—  21 July 2023 for category 8 in vitro diagnostic medical devices;

—  21 July 2024 for category 9 industrial monitoring and control instruments and for category 11;

—  21 July 2021 for other subcategories of categories 8 and 9

13(b)-(I)

Lead in ion coloured optical filter glass types

Applies to categories 1 to 7 and 10; expires on 21 July 2021 for categories 1 to 7 and 10’

13(b)-(II)

Cadmium in striking optical filter glass types; excluding applications falling under point 39 of this Annex

13(b)-(III)

Cadmium and lead in glazes used for reflectance standards

 

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