The RoHS Directive affects the following products:

Large Household Appliances

  • Large cooling appliances
  • Refrigerators & Freezers
  • Other large appliances used for refrigeration, conservation and storage of food
  • Washing machines
  • Clothes dryers
  • Dish washing machines
  • Cooking
  • Electric stoves
  • Electric hot plates
  • Microwaves
  • Other large appliances used for cooking and other processing of food
  • Electric heating appliances & electric radiators
  • Other large appliances for heating rooms, beds, seating furniture
  • Electric fans & air conditioner appliances
  • Other fanning, exhaust ventilation and conditioning equipment

Small Household Appliances

  • Vacuum cleaners
  • Carpet sweepers
  • Other appliances for cleaning
  • Appliances used for sewing, knitting, weaving and other processing for textiles
  • Irons and other appliances for ironing, mangling and other care of clothing
  • Toasters
  • Fryers
  • Grinders, coffee machines and equipment for opening or sealing containers or packages
  • Electric knives
  • Appliances for hair-cutting, hair drying, tooth brushing, shaving, massage and other body care appliances
  • Clocks, watches and equipment for the purpose of measuring, indicating or registering time
  • Scales

IT & Telecommunications Equipment

  • Centralized data processing: Mainframes, Minicomputers, Printer units
  • Personal computing: Personal computers (CPU, mouse, screen and keyboard included), Laptop computers (CPU, mouse, screen, and keyboard included), Notebook and Notepad computers
  • Printers
  • Copying equipment
  • Electrical and electronic typewriters
  • Pocket and desk calculators and other products and equipment for the collection, storage, processing, presentation or communication of information and systems
  • Facsimile
  • Telex
  • Telephones, pay telephones, cordless telephones, cellular telephones, answering systems and other products or equipment of transmitting sound, images or other information by telecommunications

Electrical & Electronic Tools

(with the exception of large-scale stationary industrial tools)

  • Drills
  • Saws
  • Sewing machines
  • Equipment for turning, milling, sanding, grinding, sawing, cutting, shearing, drilling, making holes, punching
  • Folding, bending or similar processing of wood, metal and other materials
  • Tools for riveting, nailing or screwing or removing rivets, nails, screws or similar uses
  • Tools for welding, soldering or similar use
  • Equipment for spraying, spreading, dispersing or other treatment of liquid or gaseous substances by other means
  • Tools for mowing or other gardening activities

Lighting Equipment

  • Luminaries for fluorescent lamps
  • Straight fluorescent lamps
  • Compact fluorescent lamps
  • High intensity discharge lamps, including pressure sodium lamps and metal halide lamps
  • Low pressure sodium lamps
  • Other lighting or equipment for the purpose of spreading or controlling light with the exception of filament bulbs

Consumer Equipment

  • Radio sets
  • Televisions sets
  • Videocameras
  • Video recorders
  • Hi-Fi recorders
  • Audio amplifiers
  • Musical instruments
  • And other products or equipment for the purpose of recording or reproducing sound or images, including signals
  • Or other technologies for the distribution of sound and image than by telecommunications

Toys, Leisure & Sports Equipment

  • Electric trains or car racing sets
  • Hand-held video game consoles
  • Video games
  • Computers for biking, diving, running, rowing, etc.
  • Sports equipment with electric or electronic components
  • Coin slot machines

Automatic Dispensers

  • Automatic dispensers for hot drinks
  • Automatic dispensers for hot or cold bottles or cans
  • Automatic dispensers for solid products
  • Automatic dispensers for money
  • All appliances which deliver automatically all kind of products

The RoHS Directive takes its scope from the associated WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Directive

The WEEE Directive affects all the product types above plus:

  • Medical devices (with the exception of implanted & infected products)
  • Monitoring & control instruments