The Official Journal of the European Union publishes an amendment under the RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU, Commission Delegated Directive (EU) 2015/863, adding four substances to the list of restricted substances.
The following substances were added to the hazardous substance list:
Restricted substances referred to in Article 4(1) and maximum concentration values tolerated by weight in homogeneous materials:
- Lead (0,1 %)
- Mercury (0,1 %)
- Cadmium (0,01 %)
- Hexavalent chromium (0,1 %)
- Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) (0,1 %)
- Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) (0,1 %)
- Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (0,1 %)
- Butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP) (0,1 %)
- Dibutyl phthalate (DBP) (0,1 %)
- Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP) (0,1 %)
Implementation for the following product categories will be delayed until July 22, 2021:
- Medical devices, including in vitro medical devices, monitoring and control instruments, including industrial monitoring and control instruments.
- Cables, spare parts for repair, reuse, and updating of functionality of electrical equipment in the EU prior to July 22, 2019.
This amendment will be effective as of July 22, 2019.