RoHS GB

Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electrical & Electronic Equipment Directive

Last updated:
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Legislation Overview

Legislation name
Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electrical & Electronic Equipment Directive
Applicable to
Great Britain
Purpose
To restrict the use of specific hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) to protect human health and the environment, including the recovery and disposal of EEE waste.
Scope
Applicable to various categories of EEE like large/small household appliances, IT and telecommunications equipment, consumer equipment, lighting equipment, electrical and electronic tools, etc.
Key requirements
EEE placed on the market should not contain certain hazardous substances beyond allowed limits.
Penalties
Offenders may face fines; the exact penalties depend on the specific breach of regulations.
EXEMPTIONS
Certain applications and specific EEE categories are exempted, detailed in Annexes III and IV of the Directive.
Guidance
Detailed guidelines for compliance are provided by the UK government and relevant authorities.