Products removed from the EU Market for failure to meet RoHS Compliance

January 16, 2020|Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc.

Products failing to meet RoHS compliance standards have been removed from the EU Market

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There have been three enforcement actions by the European Commission in recent weeks to remove products from the European market for failure to comply with the EU RoHS Directive.

  • A wireless lamp sold by the brand ByON has been withdrawn from the market after lab tests showed that a solder in the lamp contains 30% percent by weight lead, which means the product does not comply with the requirements of the EU RoHS Directive. (Alert No. A12/1836/19)
  • A wireless headset manufactured in China by an unidentified brand was found to contain an excessive amount of lead (measured value up to 36.25% by weight) in the metal solder, and the black cord and artificial leather contained short chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs) (measured value up to 3.55% by weight). The headset has been withdrawn from the market for failure to comply with the EU RoHS Directive and with the EU Regulation on Persistent Organic Pollutants (EU POPs). (Alert No. A12/1726/19)
  • A charger cable for mobile devises manufactured in China was found to contain an excessive amount of lead (measured value up to 33 % by weight) in its plastic cable housing. The importer was forced to (1) destroy all product in stock, (2) recall the product from the end users, and (3) withdraw the product from the European market. (Alert No. A12/1695/19)

Compliance with the EU RoHS Directive is a requirement for affected companies to manufacture or distribute products in the European market. The EU RoHS Directive sets thresholds for what percent of a harmful substance can be contained in a product or component. As demonstrated by the three enforcement actions above, failure to comply with the EU RoHS Directive can result of loss of market access and other serious consequences for manufacturers and distributors.

GreenSoft provides Data Services to help your company comply with the EU RoHS Directive so that you can ensure you retain market access to the European market. We will collect compliance data on parts and assemblies from your supply chain for you, and generate compliance and completion reports so that you can assess whether your products and parts are in compliance with EU RoHS. For parts that are above the regulation threshold, we can help in the sourcing of replacement parts.

Learn more about our EU RoHS Data Services or contact us today to get started.

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