Electronic Device Removed from Market Due to EU RoHS & EU POPs Violation

October 26, 2020Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc.

EU RoHS and EU POPs Violation For Electronic Device

eu-rohsA Melissa brand countertop popcorn maker has been removed from the European market for failure to comply with the EU RoHS Directive and the EU Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) Regulation.

The European Commission ordered the enforcement action to remove the product from the EU market after an alert was submitted by Sweden. The product was manufactured in China and imported into the EU by Adexi.

Per the enforcement action notice, the plastic “feet” on the popcorn maker contain an excessive amount of lead (measured value up to 0.17-0.2% by weight), and the cable insulation contains an excessive amount of short chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs) (measured value up to 0.562-0.580% by weight), thereby putting the product in violation of the EU RoHS Directive and the EU POPs Regulation.

As a result of the violation, the manufacturer and EU distributors were forced to withdraw the product from the market.

A notice of the enforcement action can be found here.


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

Compliance with the EU RoHS Directive and the EU POPs Regulation are requirements for affected companies that manufacture or distribute products in the European market. As demonstrated by the enforcement action above, failure to comply with EU RoHS or EU POPs 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 and the EU POPs Regulation 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 or EU POPs and other regulations. For parts that are above the regulation thresholds, we can help in the sourcing of replacement parts.

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