EU RoHS Directive 10 Substances (Legacy)

The European Union (EU) Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS Directive, sometimes referred to as RoHS 2, the RoHS recast, or--incorrectly--RoHS 3) controls the use of dangerous materials in electrical and electronic equipment. The RoHS Directive seeks to limit the spread of these substances into the environment as pollutants and reduce occupational exposure during manufacturing and recycling.

Accordingly, electronic products cannot be placed on the market if they contain any of the restricted substances above specific concentration limits at the homogeneous level. However, RoHS includes exemptions that allow a restricted substance to be used in certain applications if a substitute is not available on the market. Any exemption being used must still be disclosed.

Making an EU RoHS Directive Declaration in the Supplier Portal

Once you receive the relevant campaign email, you can make the declaration:

  1. Review the EU RoHS Directive regulation details:



    Under the Resources sidebar, click:
    • Create IPC-1752A XML to open the FMDComplete tool in a new browser window, allowing you to build a Class A, Class C, or Class D IPC-1752A declaration, which generates in XML format
    • View Substance List to initiate the download of an Excel file containing the EU RoHS substances
    • Acceptance Criteria to download a PDF with guidance on creating an acceptable EU RoHS declaration

  2. From the part list displayed, either: 

    Use the checkboxes to select individual Parts and click Declare # Selected Parts:



    OR

    Click the Declare for # Parts button to declare for all visible Parts: 



  3. On the Select Declaration window, choose the applicable statement for your selected Part(s):



    Depending on the declaration status you select, two variations on the same window will open:

    A) Contains Substances Above Threshold with Exemption(s)

    To add an exemption:

    1. Click the Exemption field and begin typing to search and then click to select the Exemption
    2. Click the [+] button to add the Exemption

    To enter a substance:

    1. Click the Substance field and type a Substance Name or CAS Number to search
    2. Click the Substance to select it
    3. Enter a Concentration (%) for the selected substance
    4. Enter where in the Product the Substance is located using the Contained In field
    5. Click the [+] button to add the substance to the part

    B) Contains Substances Above Threshold

    To enter a substance:

    1. Click the Substance field and type a Substance Name or CAS Number to search
    2. Click the Substance to select it
    3. Enter a Concentration (%) for the selected substance
    4. Enter where in the Product the Substance is located using the Contained In field
    5. Click the [+] button to add the substance to the part

    Once you have added all relevant Exemptions and/or Substances, click Next to proceed to the Upload Supporting Documentation window. 

    If you choose Does Not Contain Substances Above Threshold, you will proceed directly to the Upload Supporting Documentation window.

  4. Choose the type of supporting documentation you are uploading:



  5. Use the calendar to choose the date this supporting documentation was created.

  6. Click Attach File to open the File Explorer and click Open to upload the document.

    You can upload multiple files using this window.

  7. When you have finished uploading your supporting documentation, click OK.

  8. Upon returning to the part declaration screen, complete the declaration process for any remaining parts:



  9. Click Continue to proceed to the next module.

  10. Once all regulation declarations are complete, click Continue to proceed to the Feedback page. 

Resources

EU RoHS Declaration Example
EU RoHS Declaration Acceptance Criteria
EU RoHS Exemption List

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