What Do Four More RoHS Substances Mean For Your Program?

What Do Four More RoHS Substances Mean For Your Program?

The Directive 2015/863 has amended Annex II of the European Union’s RoHS Directive (2011/65/EU) to restrict an additional four substances in electronics. The four RoHS new substances are DEHP, DBP, BBP and DIBP and are all categorized as phthalates. This brings the total number of restricted substances to ten. As of July 22, 2019, electronic products cannot be placed on the EU market if they contain these substances above the allowable level. Medical and Control Equipment have until July 22, 2021.

What is Your RoHS Substances Plan?

Lessons learned from the first RoHS Directive (2002/95/EC) strengthen the need to understand when an electronics company needs to start their supply chain communication program. The year 2019 (or even 2021) seems like a long time from now but one lesson learned from the first RoHS Directive is that customer demand may dramatically change those dates. Organizations will want to ensure that they plan ahead so as to not incur unexpected costs.

A company’s plan must take into consideration any required training, commitment from management, customer communications, inventory timelines and how to effectively managing their data acquisition to ensure success.

To guide organizations while developing their new plan, Assent Compliance has released a whitepaper outlining the risks of not being prepared and how to plan for success for both downstream and upstream supply communications. Download the whitepaper Four More Substances: How to Plan Your New RoHS Program today in order to stay a step ahead. Written by regulatory expert James Calder, this is a must-read for any organization affected by the amendment.

For a more in-depth discussion regarding the new RoHS Directive amendment and expert recommendations, please email info@assentcomplaince.com.


Click here for more information about Assent’s RoHS Compliance Services, or click here for our most recent blog post about RoHS Substances.