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RoHS Additional Directive


The information does not purport to address all Directive requirements and should only be used as a preliminary guide. It is recommended that the Directives pertaining to your product be read in their entirety, along with all pertinent subsequent Commission Decisions.

“Electrical and electronic equipment” is defined as equipment that is dependent on electric currents or electromagnetic fields in order to work properly and equipment for the generation, transfer and measurement of such currents and fields falling under the categories set out in Annex IA to Directive 2002/96/EC and designed for use with a voltage rating not exceeding 1000 volts for alternating current and 1500 volts for direct current.

1 Large household appliances Large cooling appliances; Refrigerators; Freezers; Other large appliances for refrigeration, conservation and storage of food; Washing machines; Clothes dryers; Dish washing machines; Cooking; Electric stoves' Electric hot plates; Microwaves; Other large appliances used for cooking and other processing of food; Electric heating appliances; Electric radiators; Other large appliances for heating rooms, beds, seating furniture; Electric fans; Air conditioner appliances; Other fanning, exhaust ventilation, and conditioning equipment
2 Small household appliances Vacuum cleaners; Carpet Sweepers; Other appliances for cleaning; Appliances used for sewing, knitting, weaving and other processing for textiles; Irons and other appliances for ironing, mangling and other care of clothing; Toasters; Fryers; Grinders, coffee machines and equipment for opening or sealing containers or packages; Electric knives; Appliances for hair-cutting, hair drying, tooth brushing, shaving, massage, and other body care appliances; Clocks, watches and equipment for the purpose of measuring, indicating or registering time; Scales.
3 IT & Tele-communication equipment Centralized data processing; Mainframes; Minicomputers; Printer units; Personal computing; Personal computers (CPU, mouse, screen, and keyboard included); Laptop computers (CPU, mouse, screen, and keyboard included); Notebook computers; Notepad computers; Printers; Copying equipment; Electrical and electronic typewriters, Pocket and desk calculators, and other products and equipment for the collection, storage processing, presentation or communication of information by electronic means; User terminals and systems; Facsimile; Telex; Telephones; Pay telephones; Cordless telephones; Cellular telephones; Answering systems, and other products or equipment of transmitting sound, images or other information by telecommunications.
4 Consumer equipment Radio sets; Television sets; Video cameras; Video recorders; Hi-fi recorders; Audio amplifiers; Musical instruments; and other products or equipment for the purpose of recording or reproducing sound or images, including signals or other technologies for the distribution of sound and image than by telecommunication.
5 Lighting equipment Luminaires for fluorescent lamps with the exception of luminaires in households; Straight fluorescent lamps; Compact fluorescent lamps; High intensity discharge lamps, including pressure sodium lamps and metal halide lamps; Low pressure sodium lamps; Other lighting or equipment for the purpose of spreading or controlling light with the exception of filament bulbs.
6 Electrical and electronic tools (with the exception of large-scale stationary industrial tools) Drills; Saws; Sewing machines; Equipment for turning, milling, sanding, grinding, sawing, cutting, shearing, drilling, making holes, punching, folding, bending or similar processing of wood, metal and other materials; Tools for riveting, nailing, or screwing or removing rivets, nails, screws or similar uses; Tools for welding, soldering or similar use; Equipment for spraying, spreading dispersing or other treatment of liquid or gaseous substances by other means; tools for mowing or other gardening activities.
7 Toys, leisure and sports equipment Electric trains or car racing sets; Hand held video game consoles; Video games; Computers for biking, diving, running, rowing, etc.; Sports equipment with electric or electronic components; Coin slot machines.
8 Automatic Dispensers Automatic dispensers for hot drinks; Automatic dispensers for hot or cold bottles or cans; Automatic dispensers for solid products; Automatic dispensers for money; All appliances that automatically deliver all kind of products.
9 Additional RoHS Scope (Article 2) Electric light bulbs and luminaries in households.

* Categories from Directive 2002/96/EC, ANNEX IA