EU RoHS & EU POP Enforcement Actions for Q2-2022

June 6, 2022Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc.

6 products removed from market due to EU RoHS and EU POPs violations

eu-rohsIn the second quarter of 2022, importers of six products were ordered to recall their products from the European market for failure to comply with the EU RoHS Directive and/or the EU Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) Regulation.

The recalled products include two power supply modules, two battery operated children’s toys, an LED light, and an antenna amplifier.

The EU Safety Gate published the following alerts due to the violations, which are resulting in chemical and environmental risk:


LED Light

led-lightDescription:

The solder contains an excessive concentration of lead (measured value: up to 10.66 % by weight). Lead poses a risk to the environment. The plastic cord contains SCCPs (measured value: at least 0.43 % by weight). SCCPs persist in the environment, are toxic to aquatic organisms at low concentrations and bioaccumulate in wildlife and humans, posing a risk to human health and the environment. The plastic cord also contains an excessive concentration of bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (measured value: 1.8 % by weight). DEHP may harm the health of children, causing possible damage to their reproductive system.

Regulation Violation(s):

RoHS 2 Directive

POPs Regulation

Alert Number/Link:

A12/00788/22


Battery Operated Car Track

car-toyDescription:

The solder contains an excessive amount of lead (measured value up to 73.5% by weight). Lead poses a risk to the environment.

Regulation Violation(s):

RoHS 2 Directive

Alert Number/Link:

A12/00802/22


Battery Operated Toy Train

toy-trainDescription:

The solder contains an excessive amount of lead (measured value up to 85.9% by weight). Lead poses a risk to the environment.

Regulation Violation(s):

RoHS 2 Directive

Alert Number/Link:

A12/00805/22


Antenna Power Supply Amplifier

antenna-power-supplyDescription:

The solders contain an excessive amount of lead (measured value up to 40.89% by weight). Lead poses a risk to the environment.

Regulation Violation(s):

RoHS 2 Directive

Alert Number/Link:

A12/00806/22


Antenna Amplifier

antenna-amplifierDescription:

The solders contain an excessive amount of lead (measured value up to 54.9%). Lead poses a risk to the environment.

Regulation Violation(s):

RoHS 2 Directive

Alert Number/Link:

A12/00807/22


Power Supply with Power Supply Separator

power-supply-separatorDescription:

The solders contain an excessive amount of lead (measured value up to 33.9% by weight). Lead poses a risk to the environment.

Regulation Violation(s):

RoHS 2 Directive

Alert Number/Link:

A12/00808/22


As a result of the violations, the importers of all six products were required to withdraw the products from the European market.

GreenSoft’s data services can help prevent loss of market access for regulation violations

Compliance with EU RoHS and EU POPs are requirements for affected companies that manufacture or distribute products in the European market. As demonstrated by the enforcement actions above, failure to comply with these regulations 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 EU RoHS and EU POPs, so that you can ensure you retain market access to the European market.

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