Last reviewed 21 June 2022

The Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (Amendment) Regulations 2022 have been published.

These Regulations amend the Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2012 (The RoHS Regs).

The amendments:

  • correct a minor error in how the contents of the tables in Schedule A2 that contain the exemptions are described

  • introduce three new exemptions from the restriction, made by the RoHS Regs, on placing electrical and electronic equipment that contain certain hazardous substances on the market; the exemptions concern the application of Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP), and diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP) in certain types of medical devices and spare parts recovered from and used for the repair or refurbishment of medical devices.

The Regulations can be read in full here.