With revenues and reputations at stake, manufacturers, importers and distributors of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) are focussed on minimizing the risk that product sales are stopped and/or products are recalled due to non-compliance with requirements in the RoHS2 Directive 2011/65/EC. To reduce the pressure on EEE manufacturers and importers, SGS (http://www.sgs.com), the global leader in chemical testing and certification services, and ENVIRON, manager of the BOMcheck.net industry-led materials declarations web database service, have launched the RoHS Compliance Assessment Service Using BOMcheck at a seminar on EU RoHS compliance collocated with the SMTA International Conference and the IPC Fall Standards Development Meetings in Fort Worth, Texas. The seminar also included a presentation from UK RoHS2 Regulator Chris Smith on “RoHS2 Compliance and Enforcement“.
The new service uses the EN 50581 European Standard and enables companies to comply with the RoHS2 regulatory requirements for Technical Documentation and CE Declaration of Conformity to achieve market access in a cost effective manner. SGS and ENVIRON will provide free webinars on November 6 at 3.00pm Central European Time and 10.00am US Pacific Time to highlight the business benefits.
In December 2012 the EN 50581 European Standard was officially endorsed by the European Commission as an approved method for compliance with RoHS2 Technical Documentation requirements. Although EN 50581 is a voluntary standard, most companies choose to follow this approved method. Chris Smith’s presentation at the seminar confirmed that RoHS2 regulators expect companies who chose not to use EN 50581 to demonstrate that their Technical Documentation is at least as robust.
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