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Raising RoHS awareness at Med-Tech Innovation Expo

Ashleigh Williams
Mar 17, 2014

With only two weeks to go, I am busy making final preparations for Valpak’s stand presence at Med-Tech Innovation Expo!

Med-Tech Innovation Expo will attract a number of organisations that supply electronic and electrical equipment to the medical industry. This means that this event will provide us with an opportunity to make manufacturers, distributors and importers aware that they may now have obligations under the Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electronic and Electrical Equipment (RoHS) Regulations.

This event is especially timely, as medical and monitoring devices will be coming into scope come 22 July this year.

Have you thought about RoHS compliance?

I have found that many organisations are now accustomed to dealing with the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations, which is why it surprises me that some are only just beginning to recognise the importance of RoHS compliance, especially as these two sets of regulations go hand in hand.

To explain a little bit more, the RoHS Regulations aim to restrict certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment, in order to prevent damage to human health and the environment. The regulations have been in place for around seven years now and, after the recast in 2013, more organisations and / or electrical and electronic products will become obligated.

Will your company by affected?

Your organisation will need to be compliant with the RoHS Regulations if it:

  • Manufactures electrical or electronic equipment
  • Imports electrical or electronic equipment
  • Distributes electrical or electronic equipment

There are a several aspects to consider when reviewing whether your organisation is compliant with these regulations, which include:

  • Product testing
  • Compliance declarations
  • Product labelling

More about Med-Tech Innovation Expo

We are teaming up with partner organisations, ITRI Innovation and The Component Obsolescence Group (Cog), at the Med-Tech show to promote one-stop-shop RoHS compliance solutions, so please do pop by stand 128 for a chat and to find out more about how we can help.

Some of our WEEE, batteries and packaging compliance experts will also be available at Med-Tech to answer any other environmental compliance related queries that you may have.

To find out more about Med-Tech Innovation Expo 2014 please visit: www.mtiexpo-uk.com/

In addition, please click here for further information about our partnership with ITRI Innovation.

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