The EU Commission issues the (EU) 2015/863 amending RoHS 2.0 (2011/65/EU) to include four phthalates (DEHP, BBP, DBP and DIBP) in the list of restricted substances (ANNEX II) on 4 June 2015. So far, EU RoHs Directive has a restriction of 10 hazardous substances including four heavy metals, two bromides and four phthalates.
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The restriction of four phthalates shall apply to electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) placed on the EU market excluding medical devices as well as monitoring and control instruments from 22 July 2019. While it shall apply to medical devices, including in vitro medical devices, and monitoring and control instruments, including industrial monitoring and control instruments, placed on the market from 22 July 2021. In addition, the restriction of DEHP, BBP and DBP shall not apply to toys which are already subject to the restriction of entry 51 of Annex XVII to REACH Regulation.
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