EU RoHS: Products Compliant with Older RoHS List

Question: I have a component manufactured before Directive (EU) 2015/863 went into effect and added four additional chemicals to the original six listed by Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) 2. My component is certified as compliant with RoHS 2, and still exists in our supply chain. Am I allowed to keep using this component?

Answer: As long as they were compliant with the requirements in force when they were placed on the market, finished good products that were manufactured and placed on the European Union (EU) market prior to the in-force date can still be sold, even if not compliant with the regulation’s updated requirements.

This applies only to finished good products, not the components used to make them. All new products manufactured after in-force dates must be compliant with updated regulations.

Article current as of 2020-03-20.

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