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EU RoHS – 2011/65/EU
RoHS is designed to encourage manufacturers to consider the impact of discarded electronics on the environment, and has arguably been the first and main driver for change in the industry. Member States of the EU have raised their own legislation to meet, if not exceed, these directives, and other countries around the world are also passing laws which reflect the intent of the RoHS Directive.
The first RoHS Directive (2002/95/EC) has now been superseded by “RoHS 2” (2011/65/EU). The restricted substances covered by the latest version of the legislation are as follows:
Initial List (from 2006):
Added substances (2015/863, published 31 March 2015):
The maximum permitted concentrations of these materials in non-exempt products are 0.1% or 1000 ppm (except for Cadmium, which is limited to 0.01% or 100 ppm) by weight in any homogeneous.
Test probes typically fall into three different RoHS categories:
To qualify as a RoHS compliant product, Manufacturers must ensure the following two conditions are met:
Springcontacts.com is a marketplace for Sellers of spring contacts and test probes, and is unable to supply a generic statement to cover all products. To find a RoHS statement for a product, please find the product’s individual page. If a Seller has provided an RoHS statement, there will be a link for the RoHS statement.