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Ten RoHS Enforcement? RoHS Violation Regulation has been strengthened, and EU RoHS Violation Notices have come in succession!


Ten RoHS Enforcement? RoHS Violation Regulation has been strengthened, and EU RoHS Violation Notices have come in succession!

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Since 2019, the regulation of RoHS violations has been significantly strengthened. The European Union RAPEX (Rapid Early Warning System for Non-Food Consumer Goods) has reported 22 cases of RoHS violations, 19 of which are products exported from China, while in the same period last year (January-March 2018), there were 0 cases of RoHS violations.

Only 12 cases of RoHS violations have been reported from the whole of 2018 and 2017. As can be seen, from 2019, EU member states are stepping up supervision of RoHS illegal products.


Toys, headphones and lighting equipment are the main products notified, of which toys account for 68% and are the worst hit areas for RoHS products. Lead content in solder joints of products exceeded the standard as the main reason for violation, there were 22 items, of which 13 products also exceeded the standard cadmium content.

The following are all RoHS violations as of the 9th week of 2019:



EU RoHS Directive (2002/95/EC), the EU Directive on Restricting the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electronic and Electrical Equipment, came into force on February 13, 2003 and came into effect on July 1, 2006. On July 1, 2011, the EU issued a new RoHS Directive (2011/65/EU, RoHS2.0), which came into force on July 21, 2011, replacing the original RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC (RoHS1.0); on June 4, 2015, the EU issued an amendment (EU) of 2015/8. 63. Four phthalate esters (DEHP, BBP, DBP, DIBP) are officially listed in RoHS 2.0's restriction list. It is stipulated that the requirements of four phthalate ester substances must be met compulsorily from July 22, 2019 for other electronic and electrical products besides medical equipment and monitoring equipment.

At present, RoHS directives control almost all electronic and electrical products launched in the European Union, covering toys, electrical appliances, lighting, communications, medical equipment and other products, limiting the following harmful substances:




LCS Warm Reminder:

Since 2019, EU member states have significantly increased the regulation of RoHS compliance of products on the market. RoHS 2.0-controlled Category 11 products and four new phthalates (DEHP, BBP, DBP and DIBP) will also come into effect on July 22, 2019. In order to ensure the compliance of foreign traders entering EU market, enterprises should always pay attention to the update of RoHS directive and strengthen product quality control.