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The‘Directive on the Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances in EEE’announced in 2003 is a directive to prohibit the use of certain hazardous substances in all the electric and electronic equipment imported into own countries from Jul. 1st 2006 in EU.
The major contents of its revision announced in Apr. 30th2015 are an addition of total 4 kinds of phthalates (DEHP, BBP, DBP, DIBP) and an application of suspension periods until Jul. 22nd 2019 for all the electric and electronic products and until Jul. 22nd 2021 for the medical appliances and monitoring and control devices.

1. Purpose

Eco-friendly recycling and treatment of waste electric and electronic equipment

2. Object items

Product group Major items
Large home appliances Refrigerator, washing machine, clothes dryer, electric pan, microwave oven, air conditioner, etc.
Small home appliances Vacuum cleaner, iron, toaster, electric frying pan, dryer, etc.
Information communications devices Printer, laptop, computer, phone, cellphone, answering machine, fax, etc.
Consumable home appliances TV, radio, audio, video camera, sound system, etc.
Lighting equipment Electric lamp and lighting, fluorescent lamp, sodium lamp, neon sign, etc. (except for home lighting equipment)
Gearing tools Drill, electric saw, sewing machine, welding equipment, lathe, cutting equipment, etc.
Toys and leisure/sports equipment Video game machine, slot machine, sports equipment, motorcycle, race car, etc.
Automatic dispensers
Hot and cold vending machine, ATM, confectionery vending machine, etc.
Medical devices Electrocardiogram, radiotherapy equipment, artificial respirator, etc.
Monitoring and control instruments Thermostat, gas detector, monitoring and control instrument for test, etc.
All other electric and electronic equipment

3. Hazardous substances to restrict (total 10 substances)

Lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chrome, PBB, PBDE, 4 kinds of Phthalates(DEHP, BBP, DBP, DIBP)


Major contents of RoHS revisions

Regulation Criteria
Division RoHS (2002/95/EC) RoHS II (2011/65/EU)
Application time Jul. 1st2006 Jan. 2nd2013
Product group 5 product groups among 10 EEE product groups
All the electric and electronic equipment
- Medical equipment, monitoring/control equipment (after Jul. 22nd2014)
- Industrial diagnostic medical equipment (Jul. 22nd2016)
- Industrial monitoring/control equipment
- Other electric/electronic equipment than 10 product groups
CE Marking N/A CE Marking duty
Duty performer No regulation on duty Duty performance regulation on Manufacturer
Technical documents Recommended Mandatory

Detailed Obligation Contents

Division Details
Those who design and manufacture equipment when the electric/electronic equipment is launched in the market
- Preparation of technical documents and performance of inner production control procedures according to the Decision No 768/2008/EC(Module A)
- Declaration of conformance and marking of CE for the final equipment
- The technical documents should be stored for 10 years after the launching of the equipment in the market
Importer (Article 9)
Those who import the related electric/electronic equipment in the European market
- Confirming whether correspondence was made to the producer’s conformance declaration, technical document, CE marking, etc. for the imported equipment
Seller (Article 10)
Those who sell the related electric/electronic equipment in the markets
- Confirming whether the documents required together with equipment were prepared to be easily understood by the consumers or final users before the launching of the related equipment in the markets



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