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Restriction of Hazardous Substances [RoHS]

Restriction of Hazardous Substances or RoHS originated in the European Union and restricts the use of specific hazardous materials found in electrical and electronic products. It is also known as the RoHS Directive or Directive 2002/95/EC.

Restriction_of_Hazardous_Substances_Directive (Wikipedia)
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Directive 2002/95/EC
European Union directive
Title Directive on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment
Made by Council & Parliament
Made under Art. 95 EC
Journal reference L37, 13 February 2003, pp. 19–23
Date made 27 January 2003
Came into force 13 February 2003
Implementation date 13 August 2004
Preparative texts
Commission proposal C365E, 19 December 2000, p. 195,
C240E, 28 August 2001, p. 303.
EESC opinion C116, 20 April 2001, p. 38.
CR opinion C148, 18 May 2001, p. 1.
EP opinion C34E, 7 February 2002, p. 109.
Other legislation
Amended by Dir. 2008/35/EC; Dec. 2005/618/EC, Dec. 2005/717/EC, Dec. 2005/747/EC, Dec. 2006/310/EC, Dec. 2006/690/EC, Dec. 2006/691/EC, Dec. 2006/692/EC, Dec. 2008/385/EC.
Replaced by Dir. 2011/65/EU, 3 January 2013
Recast with new legislation

The Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive 2002/95/EC, (RoHS 1), short for Directive on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment, was adopted in February 2003 by the European Union.

The RoHS 1 directive took effect on 1 July 2006, and is required to be enforced and became a law in each member state. This directive restricts (with exceptions) the use of six hazardous materials in the manufacture of various types of electronic and electrical equipment. It is closely linked with the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE) 2002/96/EC which sets collection, recycling and recovery targets for electrical goods and is part of a legislative initiative to solve the problem of huge amounts of toxic electronic waste. In speech, RoHS is often spelled out, or pronounced /ˈrɒs/, /ˈrɒʃ/, /ˈrz/, or /ˈrhɒz/, and refers to the EU standard, unless otherwise qualified.

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