Rise in chemicals enforcement

29th April 2016


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Enforcement action and product withdrawals under EU Directive 2011/65/EU on the restriction of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment, or RoHS2, increased significantly in 2014, according to BOMcheck, the online system for substance management.

It found that RoHS2 enforcement action in the UK increased by 350% between 2013 and 2014, from 284 to 991 cases. It also said product withdrawals for RoHS2 non-compliance started in Slovenia in 2015, while those due to the restriction on SCCPs (short-chain chlorinated paraffins) under the EU persistent organic pollutants regulation started in Sweden and Norway last year.

On 12 May, BOMcheck is to host webinars (at 8am and 11am) on how companies can use the EN 50581 standard, which is endorsed by the European Commission as an approved method for managing compliance with RoHS2, to manage their supply chains. For more visit BOMcheck.net.

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