China RoHS - Are dishwashers in scope?


Dishwashers are not mentioned in the China Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive. As household electronic equipment, are they still in scope? 


Dishwashers are not one of the 12 products specifically defined in the China RoHS catalog that are required to be compliant (or compliant by exemption) with the substance restrictions that went into effect in March 2019. So while dishwashers fall in scope of the RoHS Directive as electrical and electronic equipment, they are not required to have substances below threshold. They do, however, need to include an Environment-Friendly Use Period label and Hazardous Substance Table on the product box and in the documentation.

This article is current as of 2019-08-30.

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