Rohs to Rohs 2

RoHS, a directive by the European Union which restricts the hazardous materials found in electrical and electronic equipment, has undergone a few changes and updates.

Now designated RoHS 2, the new revisions include 3 new product categories:

  1. Medical devices.
  2. In vitro diagnostics medical devices.
  3. Control and monitoring instruments.

Also, products will be required to meet the new RoHS 2 directive in order to receive the CE marking.  No changes have been made to the restricted chemical list to date.

The RoHS 2 directive went into effect on January 2nd, 2013, however there are different effective dates for each new product category:

1. Medical Devices and Non-Industrial Control and Monitoring Instruments
Effective date:  July 22nd, 2014

2. In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices
Effective date:  July 22nd, 2016

3. Industrial Control and Monitoring Devices
Effective date:  July 22nd, 2017

To download the RoHS 2011/65/EU Directive, Click here: RoHS 2011/65/EU (PDF)
For a list of Frequently Asked Questions about RoHS 2, Click here: RoHS 2 FAQ (PDF)

APX is pleased to inform you that all of our products conform to the RoHS 2011/65/EU Directive (RoHS 2).

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