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Nov 2011

RoHS – Expiration of exceptions

On 28, Nov 2011 | In News @en | By KuL-Blog

Several exemptions of the restriction of hazardous substances directive (RoHS) expire at the end of 2011.

In most cases, it concerns the concentration limits of mercury in illuminants are concerned. Up to now, those products had permission for the use of mercury as an exemption of the RoHS directive without limits. From January 1, 2012, many different types of illuminants have to comply with certain concentrations limits of mercury (in milligrams) per lighting unit.

Another exception expires completely: Cadmium and its components is no longer allowed to be put on the market after January 1, 2012 in one shot pellet type thermal cut-offs.

Other exceptions of the restriction of hazardous substances in electric and electronic equipment (EEE) will expire just one year later, end of 2012.