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RoHS Impacted & Exempted Categories

The RoHS Directive currently applies to products in Categories 1 thru 11 (as per Schedule 1 of the WEEE Directive).

The following product categories are impacted under the RoHS Directive:

Cat 1. Large household appliances: refrigerators, washers, stoves, air conditioners

Cat 2. Small household appliances: vacuum cleaners, hair dryers, coffee makers, irons

Cat 3. Computing & communications equipment: computers, printers, copiers, phones

Cat 4. Consumer electronics: TVs, DVD players, stereos, video cameras

Cat 5. Lighting: lamps, lighting fixtures, light bulbs

Cat 6. Power tools: drills, saws, nail guns, sprayers, lathes, trimmers, blowers

Cat 7. Toys and sports equipment: videogames, electric trains, treadmills

Category 8. Medical devices and equipment (under RoHS 2) *

Category 9. Control and monitoring equipment (under RoHS 2) **

Cat 10. Automatic dispensers: vending machines, ATM machines

Cat 11. Catch-all: all other electronic and electrical equipment (EEE) not covered under the other categories ***


* Compliance deadline for Category 8 products for RoHS 3 phthalate restriction is July 22, 2021
** Compliance deadline for Category 9 products for industrial/professional use is July, 2017
*** Compliance deadline for Category 11 products is July 22, 2019



The following products are currently exempted from RoHS compliance:

National security use and military equipment

Outer space equipment

Non-road mobile machinery

Large stationary industrial tools and installations

R&D equipment

Implantable medical devices

Photovoltaic panels

Certain light bulbs and some batteries

Spare parts for electronic equipment in the market before July 1, 2006.