RoHS Category Determinations

Q: The RoHS category descriptions are not very specific. How can I tell which categories products fall into?

A: This is a difficult question with no one-size-fits-all answer, but good practice is to review a variety of product or product lines that are representative of your product portfolio. In the review, document the decision process that determines the inclusion/exclusion of scope or RoHS category. The conclusions and documentation can then be used as a reference when applying the same decision process for other products.

For an unclear product category, the conclusion would likely be Category 11, “Other.”


This content is accurate as of March 15, 2019.

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