The Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive or RoHS Regulations were introduced in February 2003, with the aim of restricting the use of six hazardous materials in the manufacture of various types of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE).
These regulations have also been put in place to help reduce damage to people and the environment.
The RoHS Regulations affect any manufacturer, importer or distributor of EEE which falls into any of the following categories:
- Large household appliances
- Small household appliances
- IT and telecommunications
- Consumer equipment
- Lighting equipment
- Electrical and electronic tools
- Toys, leisure and sports equipment
- Automatic dispensers
If you think that you might be affected by RoHS find out what you need to do here.