Released in 2001, ROHS is an abbreviation for Restriction of Hazardous Substance directive. As per this certification, all electronic items and appliances require to be manufactured without the usage of six hazardous materials like lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls, and polybrominated diphenyl. Since many electronic items are disposed on a huge scale, they cause great damage to environment. Every electronic item having the authentic mark of ROHS certificate denotes that a particular item doesn’t comprise or exceed the standardized levels of hazardous substances. Manufacturers of electronic items and electrical appliances can approach Ideal Quality Certifications and receive the ROHS certificate for their products.
What is RoHS? : RoHS is known as the Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive. It restricts the usage of six specific hazardous substances in the manufacture of certain electronic products.
When was RoHS released? : RoHS was initially released in 2003.
Who released RoHS? : RoHS was released by the European Union.
The Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act : This Directive bans placing on the EU market electrical and electronic equipment containing more than agreed levels of lead, cadmium, mercury, Hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyl (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants. Product categories covered are household appliances (large & small), IT & telecommunications equipment, consumer equipment, lighting equipment, electrical / electronic tools, toys / sports equipment, medical devices, monitoring / control instruments and automatic dispensers.