The RoHS Directive restricts chemicals and heavy metals in electronic products exported or manufactured in the EU. Ensure that in the supply chain, products are compliant with regulatory requirements – whether it is the final assembled product, individual components, or even raw materials, meet rohs regulations.
What is RoHS testing?
The purpose of RoHS testing is to verify that electronic components do not contain excessive (i.e. above set limits) restricted heavy metals, flame retardants and phthalates. The following are examples of restricted metals:
Hexavalent chromium (Cr6+)
Polybrominated Biphenyls (PBB)
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE)
Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP)
Benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP)
Dibutyl phthalate (DBP)
Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP)
The EU rohs test limit is set at 0.1% – with the exception of cadmium, which has a limit of 0.01%. Keep in mind that lists and restrictions on heavy metals, phthalates and other substances will change over time and exporters and sellers must check for the latest requirements.
Which products require RoHS testing?
RoHS applies to electronic products. This includes CPUs, ICs, connectors, PCBs, solder, wires and other electronic components. It also includes coatings, housings and other non-electrical parts.
Therefore, RoHS testing is applicable to the following products:
1. Consumer Electronics
2. Household appliances
3. Communication equipment
5. Electronic toys
6. AC adapter
7. Power tools and more
Is RoHS testing mandatory?
Yes, the RoHS Directive broadly requires exporters and manufacturers to comply with the prescribed substance restrictions, usually directly from a third-party testing agency. When purchasing, you can purchase components with test reports.
RoHS testing fee:
The cost of RoHS testing depends on the number of materials that must be tested, and the more materials, the higher the cost.
Do Amazon sellers need RoHS testing?
Amazon requires all sellers to ensure that their products fully comply with national compliance requirements in their respective marketplaces. Therefore, if you sell electronics on any Amazon marketplace in the EU, you must be RoHS compliant.
Amazon periodically requires compliance document inspections, which may also include RoHS test reports. Failure or refusal to provide RoHS lab test reports may result in permanent removal of the relevant product.
What if I don't have a RoHS test report?
1. Customs may refuse to approve your product for export.
2. Market surveillance agencies may at some point investigate your product. Although non-RoHs components do not pose an immediate security risk, they can still request a test report or even send your product to a testing lab.
Shangtong Testing provides product rohs testing services, and reports for 5 working days after sample delivery.