EU: RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU -Proposed Amendment- (exemption for lead in solders and termination finishes used in certain hand-held combustion engines) Draft Directive, Aug 2019


“In Annex III to Directive 2011/65/EU, entry 41 is replaced by the following:

41. Lead in solders and termination finishes of electrical and electronic components and finishes of printed circuit boards used in ignition modules and other electrical and electronic engine control systems, which for technical reasons must be mounted directly on or in the crankcase or cylinder of handheld combustion engines (classes SH:1, SH:2, SH:3 of Directive 97/68/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council *)

Applies to all categories and expires on:

  • [the last day of the 24th month after the publication of this Delegated Directive in the Official Journal] for categories 1 to 7, 10 and 11;
  • 21 July 2021 for categories 8 and 9 other than in vitro diagnostic medical devices and industrial monitoring and control instruments;
  • 21 July 2023 for category 8 in vitro diagnostic medical devices;
  • 21 July 2024 for category 9 industrial monitoring and control instruments.”

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