Four Products Removed from Market Due to EU REACH, EU RoHS & EU POPs Violations

March 28, 2022Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc.

EU REACH, EU RoHS and EU POPs violations found in electronic products, forcing withdrawal from market

eu-rohs-reachImporters of four products have been ordered to recall their products from the European market for failure to comply with the EU REACH Regulation, the EU RoHS Directive, and/or the EU Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) Regulation.

In March, the EU Safety Gate published the following alerts for violations resulting in chemical and environmental risk:

Item Description Regulation Violation(s) Alert Number/Link
Touch Panel Camping Lantern

lantern

The solder contains an excessive amount of lead and cadmium (measured value up to 14,82 % and 0,16 % by weight, respectively).

 

Furthermore, the plastic of the charging cord contains an excessive amount of bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and short chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCP) (measured value up to 2.29%, 1.03% and 3.8% by weight, respectively).

RoHS 2 Directive

POPs Regulation

REACH Regulation

A12/00396/22
Waterproof Wireless Speaker

speaker

The solder contains an excessive amount of cadmium and lead (measured values up to 4% and 0.06% by weight respectively). Lead and cadmium pose a risk to the environment.

 

Furthermore, the charging cable and the suction cap contain short chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCP) (measured values up to 6.7% and 4.8% by weight, respectively). The 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 charging cable contains also an excessive amount of bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and dibutyl phthalate (DBP) (measured values 1.17% and 0.7% by weight, respectively).

RoHS 2 Directive

POPs Regulation

REACH Regulation

A12/00397/22
Night lamp alarm clock

clock

Two solders in the product (battery and speaker) contain an excessive amount of lead (measured value up to 74% by weight). RoHS 2 Directive

 

A12/00416/22
Hands-free pot stirrer

stirrer

Two solders in the product (battery lid and button) contain an excessive amount of lead (measured value up to 71% by weight). RoHS 2 Directive

 

A12/00415/22

As a result of the violations, the importers of all four 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 REACH, 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 REACH, EU RoHS, and EU POPs, so that you can ensure you retain market access to the European market.

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