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CE marking RoHS (Directive 2011/65/EU)

The RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU

Electrical and electronic equipment intended to use in household, medical devices of simetimes equipment intended to use for industrial purposes must comply with requirements of the RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU and must bear the CE marking. The RoHS Directive specify the limits on the use of lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, PBB and PBDEs in electrical and electronic equipment.

The term “electrical and electronic equipment’ means the equipment  that rely on electrical currents or electromagnetic fields to operate properly with a voltage of up to 1 000 volts at alternating current and 1 500 volts at direct current.

CE marking RoHS

RoHS is an abbreviation and stands for Restriction of Hazardous Substances.

By affixing the CE marking on electrical and electronic devices the manufacturer or importer declares that  the product comply with essential requirements of the RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU. CE marked products with RoHS certificate can be traded freely withing the European Economic Area (EEA).

The RoHS Directive does not apply to:

  • Equipment needed to protect the security of the EU Member States, including weapons, ammunition and war material;
  • Equipment that is designed to be sent into space;
  • Equipment specially designed and intended for installation as part of another type of equipment that is excluded or does not fall into the scope of this Directive;
  • Large-scale stationary industrial tools;
  • Large-scale fixed installations;
  • Means of transport for persons or goods, excluding electric two-wheel vehicles which are not type-approved;
  • Non-road mobile machinery made available exclusively for professional use;;
  • Active implantable medical devices;
  • Photovoltaic panels intended to be used in a system that is designed, assembled and installed by professionals for permanent use at a defined location;
  • Equipment specifically designed solely for the purposes of research and development

How can Certification Company help you?

Certification Company performs complete CE marking RoHS based on RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU. In addition to complete RoHS CE certification you can contact us for the following services:

  • Determing the amount of (hazardous) substances in equipment by the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)
  • RoHS testing in order to define the amount of (hazardous) substances;
  • Drafting and assessing Technical Dossier;
  • Verifying and compiling an EU/RoHS Declarartion of Conformity;
  • Instructions for affixing the CE marking on electrical and electronic equipment.

Six steps of CE marking electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS)

The RoHS Directive contains the legal obligations for each type of economic operators (manufacturer, importer and distributer). The folowing step-by-step plan has been drawn up for the manufacturer.

  1. Product classification: defining whether the product falls into the scope of the RoHS Directive.
  2. Economic operator classification: defining the role of economic operator within the RoHS Directive.
  3. Conformity procedure: contains the following parts:
    • Perform RoHS measurements according to the RoHS standards;
    • Draw up the procedures to ensure the conformity of series production;
    • Provide identification element of the product and the economic operator;
    • Develop procedures for taking corrective measures;
    • Issue the RoHS statement.
  1. Technical Files: drawing up the Technical Files based on which the product conformity can be assessed.
  2. EU Declaration of Conformity: drafting the RoHS certificate, showing that equipment complies with RoHS Directive (and any other CE harmonization legislation).
  3. CE marking: as soon as the product complies with the RoHS Directive and related RoHS standards, the CE marking will be affixed.

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