List of RoHS Exemptions

1       Mercury in single capped (compact) fluorescent lamps not exceeding (per burner):


1(a)   For general lighting purposes < 30 W: 2.5 mg
1(b)   For general lighting purposes ≥ 30 W and < 50 W: 3.5 mg
1(c)    For general lighting purposes ≥ 50 W and < 150 W: 5 mg
1(d)    For general lighting purposes ≥ 150 W: 15 mg

1(e)    For general lighting purposes with circular or square structural shape and tube diameter ≤ 17 mm: 7mg


The above exemptions are set to expire in each category on these dates:

Category 8 (Medical Devices) – July 21, 2021

Category 8 (In vitro) – July 21, 2023

Category 9 (Consumer) – July 21, 2021

Category 9 (Industrial) – July 21, 2024

Category 11 – July 21, 2024


*If Category isn’t listed, the exemption has already expired.

Expiration dates may be renewed.

1       Mercury in single capped (compact) fluorescent lamps not exceeding (per burner):

1(f)    For special purposes: 5 mg

The above exemption is set to expire in each category on these dates:

Category 8 (Medical Devices) – July 21, 2021

Category 8 (In vitro) – July 21, 2023

Category 9 (Consumer) – July 21, 2021

Category 9 (Industrial) – July 21, 2024

Category 11 – July 21, 2024


*If Category isn’t listed, the exemption has already expired.

Expiration dates may be renewed.

1        Mercury in single capped (compact) fluorescent lamps not exceeding (per burner):

1(g)    For general lighting purposes < 30 W with a lifetime equal or above 20 000 h: 3,5 mg

The above exemption has expired for all categories except for Category 11, which expires in July 21, 2024.

2(a)            Mercury in double-capped linear fluorescent lamps for general lighting purposes not exceeding (per lamp):

2(a)(1)        Tri-band phosphor with normal lifetime and a tube diameter < 9 mm (e.g. T2): 4 mg 2(a)(2)        Tri-band phosphor with normal lifetime and a tube diameter ≥ 9 mm and ≤ 17 mm (e.g. T5): 3 mg 2(a)(3)        Tri-band phosphor with normal lifetime and a tube diameter > 17 mm and ≤ 28 mm (e.g. T8): 3.5 mg

2(a)(4)        Tri-band phosphor with normal lifetime and a tube diameter > 28 mm (e.g. T12): 3.5 mg

2(a)(5)        Tri-band phosphor with long lifetime (≥ 25 000 h): 5 mg

The above exemptions are set to expire in each category on these dates:

Category 8 (Medical Devices) – July 21, 2021

Category 8 (In vitro) – July 21, 2023

Category 9 (Consumer) – July 21, 2021

Category 9 (Industrial) – July 21, 2024

Category 11 – July 21, 2024


*If Category isn’t listed, the exemption has already expired.

Expiration dates may be renewed.

2(b)            Mercury in other fluorescent lamps not exceeding (per lamp):

2(b)(1)        Linear halophosphate lamps with tube > 28 mm (e.g. T10 and T12): 10 mg

The above exemption only applies to Category 11 and it expires July 21, 2024. This exemption has expired for all other categories.

2(b)            Mercury in other fluorescent lamps not exceeding (per lamp):

2(b)(2)        Non-linear halophosphate lamps (all diameters): 15 mg

Expired on 13 April 2016 for all categories except for Category 11, which is set to expire July 21, 2024.

2(b)            Mercury in other fluorescent lamps not exceeding (per lamp):

2(b)(3)        Non-linear tri-band phosphor lamps with tube diameter > 15 mm

The above exemptions are set to expire in each category on these dates:

Category 8 (Medical Devices) – July 21, 2021

Category 8 (In vitro) – July 21, 2023

Category 9 (Consumer) – July 21, 2021

Category 9 (Industrial) – July 21, 2024

Category 11 – July 21, 2024


*If Category isn’t listed, the exemption has already expired.

Expiration dates may be renewed.

2(b)            Mercury in other fluorescent lamps not exceeding (per lamp):

2(b)(4)        Lamps for other general lighting and special purposes (e.g. induction lamps): 15 mg

The above exemptions are set to expire in each category on these dates:

Category 8 (Medical Devices) – July 21, 2021

Category 8 (In vitro) – July 21, 2023

Category 9 (Consumer) – July 21, 2021

Category 9 (Industrial) – July 21, 2024

Category 11 – July 21, 2024


*If Category isn’t listed, the exemption has already expired.

Expiration dates may be renewed.

3               Mercury in cold cathode fluorescent lamps and external electrode fluorescent lamps (CCFL and EEFL) for special purposes not exceeding (per lamp):

3(a)           Short length (≤ 500 mm): 3.5 mg

3(b)           Medium length (> 500 mm and ≤ 1 500 mm): 5 mg

3(c)           Long length (> 1 500 mm): 13 mg

The above exemptions are set to expire in each category on these dates:

Category 8 (Medical Devices) – July 21, 2021

Category 8 (In vitro) – July 21, 2023

Category 9 (Consumer) – July 21, 2021

Category 9 (Industrial) – July 21, 2024

Category 11 – July 21, 2024


*If Category isn’t listed, the exemption has already expired.

Expiration dates may be renewed.

4(a)    Mercury in other low pressure discharge lamps (per lamp): 15 mg

The above exemption is set to expire in each category on these dates:

Category 8 (Medical Devices) – July 21, 2021

Category 8 (In vitro) – July 21, 2023

Category 9 (Consumer) – July 21, 2021

Category 9 (Industrial) – July 21, 2024

Category 11 – July 21, 2024


*If Category isn’t listed, the exemption has already expired.

Expiration dates may be renewed.

4(b)            Mercury in High Pressure Sodium (vapour) lamps for general lighting purposes not exceeding (per burner) in lamps with improved colour rendering index Ra > 60:

4(b)(1)          P ≤ 155 W: 30 mg

4(b)(2)        155 W < P ≤ 405 W : 40 mg 4(b)(3)      P > 405 W: 40 mg

The above exemptions are set to expire in each category on these dates:

Category 8 (Medical Devices) – July 21, 2021

Category 8 (In vitro) – July 21, 2023

Category 9 (Consumer) – July 21, 2021

Category 9 (Industrial) – July 21, 2024

Category 11 – July 21, 2024


*If Category isn’t listed, the exemption has already expired.

Expiration dates may be renewed.

4(c)            Mercury in other High Pressure Sodium (vapour) lamps for general lighting purposes not exceeding (per burner):

4(c)(1)          P ≤ 155 W

No limitation of use until 31 December 2011; 25 mg may be used per burner after 31 December 2011

4(c)(2)         155 W < P ≤ 405 W No limitation of use until 31 December 2011; 30 mg may be used per burner after 31 December 2011 4(c)(3)        P > 405 W No limitation of use until 31 December 2011; 40 mg may be used per burner after 31 December 2011

The above exemptions are set to expire in each category on these dates:

Category 8 (Medical Devices) – July 21, 2021

Category 8 (In vitro) – July 21, 2023

Category 9 (Consumer) – July 21, 2021

Category 9 (Industrial) – July 21, 2024

Category 11 – July 21, 2024


*If Category isn’t listed, the exemption has already expired.

Expiration dates may be renewed.

4(d)    Mercury in High Pressure Mercury (vapour) lamps (HPMV)

All categories expired on 13 April 2015 except for Category 11, which expires on July 21, 2024.

4(e)    Mercury in metal halide lamps (MH)

The above exemption is set to expire in each category on these dates:

Category 8 (Medical Devices) – July 21, 2021

Category 8 (In vitro) – July 21, 2023

Category 9 (Consumer) – July 21, 2021

Category 9 (Industrial) – July 21, 2024

Category 11 – July 21, 2024


*If Category isn’t listed, the exemption has already expired.

Expiration dates may be renewed.

4(f)    Mercury in other discharge lamps for special purposes not specifically mentioned in this Annex

The above exemption is set to expire in each category on these dates:

Category 8 (Medical Devices) – July 21, 2021

Category 8 (In vitro) – July 21, 2023

Category 9 (Consumer) – July 21, 2021

Category 9 (Industrial) – July 21, 2024

Category 11 – July 21, 2024


*If Category isn’t listed, the exemption has already expired.

Expiration dates may be renewed.

4(g)    Mercury in hand crafted luminous discharge tubes used for signs, decorative or architectural and specialist lighting and light-artwork, where the mercury content shall be limited as follows:

(a) 20 mg per electrode pair + 0,3 mg per tube length in cm, but not more than 80 mg, for outdoor applications and indoor applications exposed to         temperatures below 20 °C;

(b) 15 mg per electrode pair + 0,24 mg per tube length in cm, but not more than 80 mg, for all other indoor applications.

All categories expired on 31 December 2018 except for Category 11, which expires on July 21, 2024.

5(a)    Lead in glass of cathode ray tubes

The above exemption is set to expire in each category on these dates:

Category 8 (Medical Devices) – July 21, 2021

Category 8 (In vitro) – July 21, 2023

Category 9 (Consumer) – July 21, 2021

Category 9 (Industrial) – July 21, 2024

Category 11 – July 21, 2024


*If Category isn’t listed, the exemption has already expired.

Expiration dates may be renewed.

5(b)    Lead in glass of fluorescent tubes not exceeding 0,2 % by weight

The above exemption is set to expire in each category on these dates:

Category 8 (Medical Devices) – July 21, 2021

Category 8 (In vitro) – July 21, 2023

Category 9 (Consumer) – July 21, 2021

Category 9 (Industrial) – July 21, 2024

Category 11 – July 21, 2024


*If Category isn’t listed, the exemption has already expired.

Expiration dates may be renewed.

6(a)    Lead as an alloying element in steel for machining purposes and in galvanised steel containing up to 0,35 % lead by weight

The above exemption is set to expire in each category on these dates:

Category 8 (Medical Devices) – July 21, 2021

Category 8 (In vitro) – July 21, 2023

Category 9 (Consumer) – July 21, 2021

Category 9 (Industrial) – July 21, 2024

Category 11 – July 21, 2024


*If Category isn’t listed, the exemption has already expired.

Expiration dates may be renewed.

6(a)1      Lead as an alloying element in steel for machining purposes containing up to 0.35% lead by weight and in batch hot dip galvanised steel components containing up to 0.2% lead by weight.

This exemption only applies to Category 1-7 & 10 and it expires on July 21, 2021.

6(b)    Lead as an alloying element in aluminium containing up to 0,4 % lead by weight

The above exemptions are set to expire in each category on these dates:

Category 8 (Medical Devices) – July 21, 2021

Category 8 (In vitro) – July 21, 2023

Category 9 (Consumer) – July 21, 2021

Category 9 (Industrial) – July 21, 2024

Category 11 – July 21, 2024


*If Category isn’t listed, the exemption has already expired.

Expiration dates may be renewed.

6(b)1       Lead as an alloying element in aluminium containing up to 0.4% lead by weight, provided it stems from lead-bearing aluminium scrap recycling.

This exemption only applies to Category 1-7 & 10 and it expires on July 21, 2021.

6 (b)(2)    Lead as an alloying element in aluminium for machining purposes with a lead content up to 0.4% by weight.

This exemption only applies to Category 1-7 & 10 and it expires on May 18, 2021.

6(c)    Copper alloy containing up to 4 % lead by weight

The above exemption is set to expire in each category on these dates:

Category 1-7 & 10: July 21, 2021

Category 8 (Medical Devices) – July 21, 2021

Category 8 (In vitro) – July 21, 2023

Category 9 (Consumer) – July 21, 2021

Category 9 (Industrial) – July 21, 2024

Category 11 – July 21, 2024


*If Category isn’t listed, the exemption has already expired.

Expiration dates may be renewed.

7(a)    Lead in high melting temperature type solders (i.e. lead-based alloys containing 85 % by weight or more lead)

The above exemption is set to expire in each category on these dates:

Category 1-7 & 10 – July 21, 2021

Category 8 (Medical Devices) – July 21, 2021

Category 8 (In vitro) – July 21, 2023

Category 9 (Consumer) – July 21, 2021

Category 9 (Industrial) – July 21, 2024

Category 11 – July 21, 2024

Expiration dates may be renewed.

7(b)    Lead in solders for servers, storage and storage array systems, network infrastructure equipment for switching, signalling, transmission, and network management for telecommunications

The above exemption is set to expire in each category on these dates:

Category 8 (Medical Devices) – July 21, 2021

Category 8 (In vitro) – July 21, 2023

Category 9 (Consumer) – July 21, 2021

Category 9 (Industrial) – July 21, 2024

Category 11 – July 21, 2024


*If Category isn’t listed, the exemption has already expired.

Expiration dates may be renewed.

7(c)(1)          Electrical and electronic components containing lead in a glass or ceramic other than dielectric ceramic in capacitors, e.g. piezoelectronic devices, or in a glass or ceramic matrix compound.

The above exemption is set to expire in each category on these dates:

Category 1-7 & 10 – July 21, 2021

Category 8 (Medical Devices) – July 21, 2021

Category 8 (In vitro) – July 21, 2023

Category 9 (Consumer) – July 21, 2021

Category 9 (Industrial) – July 21, 2024

Category 11 – July 21, 2024


*If Category isn’t listed, the exemption has already expired.

Expiration dates may be renewed.

7(c)(2)        Lead in dielectric ceramic in capacitors for a rated voltage of 125 V AC or 250 V DC or higher

The above exemption is set to expire in each category on these dates:

Category 1-7 & 10: July 21, 2021

Category 8 (Medical Devices) – July 21, 2021

Category 8 (In vitro) – July 21, 2023

Category 9 (Consumer) – July 21, 2021

Category 9 (Industrial) – July 21, 2024

Category 11 – July 21, 2024

*If Category isn’t listed, the exemption has already expired.

Expiration dates may be renewed.

7(c)(3)       Lead in dielectric ceramic in capacitors for a rated voltage of less than 125 V AC or 250 V DC

This exemption expired on 1 January 2013 for all categories, except for for Category 11, which expires on July 21, 2024.

7(c)(4)         Lead in PZT based dielectric ceramic materials for capacitors which are part of integrated circuits or discrete semiconductors

The above exemption is set to expire in each category on these dates:

Category 1-7 & 10: July 21, 2021

Category 8 (Medical Devices) – July 21, 2021

Category 8 (In vitro) – July 21, 2023

Category 9 (Consumer) – July 21, 2021

Category 9 (Industrial) – July 21, 2024

Category 11 – July 21, 2024

*If Category isn’t listed, the exemption has already expired.

Expiration dates may be renewed.

8(a)    Cadmium and its compounds in one shot pellet type thermal cut-offs

This exemption expired on 1 January 2012 for all categories except for Category 11, for which is expires on July 21, 2024.

8(b)    Cadmium and its compounds in electrical contacts

The above exemption is set to expire in each category on these dates:

Category 1-7 & 10 – February 29, 2020

Category 8 (Medical Devices) – July 21, 2021

Category 8 (In vitro) – July 21, 2023

Category 9 (Consumer) – July 21, 2021

Category 9 (Industrial) – July 21, 2024

Category 11 – July 21, 2024


*If Category isn’t listed, the exemption has already expired.

Expiration dates may be renewed.

8(b)1    Cadmium and its compounds in electrical contacts used in: circuit breakers; thermal sensing controls; thermal motor protectors (excluding hermetic thermal motor protectors); AC switches rated at: 6 A and more at 250 V AC and more, or 12 A and more at 125 V AC and more; DC switches rated at 20 A and more at 18 V DC and more; and switches for use at voltage supply frequency ≥ 200 Hz.

This exemption only applies to Category 1-7 & 10 and it expires on July 21, 2021.

9       Hexavalent chromium as an anticorrosion agent of the carbon steel cooling system in absorption refrigerators up to 0,75 % by weight in the cooling solution

The above exemption is set to expire in each category on these dates:

Category 8 (Medical Devices) – July 21, 2021

Category 8 (In vitro) – July 21, 2023

Category 9 (Consumer) – July 21, 2021

Category 9 (Industrial) – July 21, 2024

Category 11 – July 21, 2024


*If Category isn’t listed, the exemption has already expired.

Expiration dates may be renewed.

9(a)       Hexavalent chromium as an anticorrosion agent of the carbon steel cooling system in absorption refrigerators up to 0,75 % by weight in the cooling solution

The above exemption is set to expire in each category on these dates:

Category 8 (Medical Devices) – July 21, 2021

Category 8 (In vitro) – July 21, 2023

Category 9 (Consumer) – July 21, 2021

Category 9 (Industrial) – July 21, 2024

Category 11 – July 21, 2024


*If Category isn’t listed, the exemption has already expired.

Expiration dates may be renewed.

9(b)    Lead in bearing shells and bushes for refrigerant-containing compressors for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) applications

The above exemption is set to expire in each category on these dates:

Category 8 (Medical Devices) – July 21, 2021

Category 8 (In vitro) – July 21, 2023

Category 9 (Consumer) – July 21, 2021

Category 9 (Industrial) – July 21, 2024

Category 11 – July 21, 2024


*If Category isn’t listed, the exemption has already expired.

Expiration dates may be renewed.

11(a)   Lead used in C-press compliant pin connector systems

This exemption expired for all categories except Category 11. Category 11 expires on July 21, 2024.

11(b)           Lead used in other than C-press compliant pin connector systems

This exemption expires on 1 January 2013, except for Category 11, and after that date may be used in spare parts for EEE placed on the market before 1 January 2013. Category 11 expires on July 21, 2024.

12      Lead as a coating material for the thermal conduction module C-ring

May be used in spare parts for EEE placed on the market before 24 September 2010, except for Category 11, which expires July 21, 2024.

13(a)           Lead in white glasses used for optical applications

The above exemption is set to expire in each category on these dates:

Category 1-7 & 10: July 21, 2021

Category 8 (Medical Devices) – July 21, 2021

Category 8 (In vitro) – July 21, 2023

Category 9 (Consumer) – July 21, 2021

Category 9 (Industrial) – July 21, 2024

Category 11 – July 21, 2024

*If Category isn’t listed, the exemption has already expired.

Expiration dates may be renewed.

13(b)           Cadmium and lead in filter glasses and glasses used for reflectance standards

The above exemptions are set to expire in each category on these dates:

Category 8 (Medical Devices) – July 21, 2021

Category 8 (In vitro) – July 21, 2023

Category 9 (Consumer) – July 21, 2021

Category 9 (Industrial) – July 21, 2024

Category 11 – July 21, 2024


*If Category isn’t listed, the exemption has already expired.

Expiration dates may be renewed.

13(b)(2)              Cadmium in striking optical filter glass types; excluding applications falling under point 39 of this Annex

Applies to categories 1 to 7 and 10; expires on 21 July 2021 for categories 1 to 7 and 10

13(b)(3)             Cadmium and lead in glazes used for reflectance standards

Applies to categories 1 to 7 and 10; expires on 21 July 2021 for categories 1 to 7 and 10

14  Lead in solders consisting of more than two elements for the connection between the pins and the package of microprocessors with a lead content of more than 80 % and less than 85 % by weight.

Expired for all categories on January 11, 2011 except for Category 11. Category 11 expires on July 21, 2024.

15              Lead in solders to complete a viable electrical connection between semiconductor die and carrier within integrated circuit flip chip packages

The above exemption is set to expire in each category on these dates:

Category 1-7 & 10 – February 29, 2020

Category 8 (Medical Devices) – July 21, 2021

Category 8 (In vitro) – July 21, 2023

Category 9 (Consumer) – July 21, 2021

Category 9 (Industrial) – July 21, 2024

Category 11 – July 21, 2024


*If Category isn’t listed, the exemption has already expired.

Expiration dates may be renewed.

15(a)         Lead in solders to complete a viable electrical connection between the semiconductor die and carrier within integrated circuit flip chip packages where at least one of the following criteria applies: a semiconductor technology node of 90 nm or larger; a single die of 300 mm2 or larger in any semiconductor technology node; stacked die packages with die of 300 mm2 or larger, or silicon interposers of 300 mm2 or larger.

Applies to categories 1-7 & 10 only; expiration date is July 21, 2021.

16 Lead in linear incandescent lamps with silicate coated tubes

All categories have expired except for category 11, which expires July 21, 2024.

17 Lead halide as radiant agent in high intensity discharge (HID) lamps used for professional reprography applications

The above exemptions are set to expire in each category on these dates:

Category 8 (Medical Devices) – July 21, 2021

Category 8 (In vitro) – July 21, 2023

Category 9 (Consumer) – July 21, 2021

Category 9 (Industrial) – July 21, 2024

Category 11 – July 21, 2024

*If Category isn’t listed, the exemption has already expired.

Expiration dates may be renewed.

18(a)      Lead as activator in the fluorescent powder (1 % lead by weight or less) of discharge lamps when used as speciality lamps for diazoprinting reprography, lithography, insect traps, photochemical and curing processes containing phosphors such as SMS ((Sr,Ba) 2 MgSi 2 O 7 :Pb)

All categories have expired except for category 11, which expires July 21, 2024.

18(b)  Lead as activator in the fluorescent powder (1 % lead by weight or less) of discharge lamps when used as sun tanning lamps containing phosphors such as BSP (BaSi 2 O 5 :Pb)

The above exemption is set to expire in each category on these dates:

Category 1-7 & 10: July 21, 2021

Category 8 (Medical Devices) – July 21, 2021

Category 8 (In vitro) – July 21, 2023

Category 9 (Consumer) – July 21, 2021

Category 9 (Industrial) – July 21, 2024

Category 11 – July 21, 2024

*If Category isn’t listed, the exemption has already expired.

Expiration dates may be renewed.

18(b)(1)     Lead as activator in the fluorescent powder (1 % lead by weight or less) of discharge lamps containing phosphors such as BSP (BaSi2O5:Pb) when used in medical phototherapy equipment.

Applies to Categories 5 and 8 only, and expires on 21 July 2021.

19   Lead with PbBiSn-Hg and PbInSn-Hg in specific compositions as main amalgam and with PbSn-Hg as auxiliary amalgam in very compact energy saving lamps (ESL)

All categories have expired except for category 11, which expires July 21, 2024.

20  Lead oxide in glass used for bonding front and rear substrates of flat fluorescent lamps used for Liquid Crystal Displays (LCDs)

All categories have expired except for category 11, which expires July 21, 2024.

21   Lead and cadmium in printing inks for the application of enamels on glasses, such as borosilicate and soda lime glasses

The above exemption is set to expire in each category on these dates:

Category 1-7 & 10 – February 29, 2020

Category 8 (Medical Devices) – July 21, 2021

Category 8 (In vitro) – July 21, 2023

Category 9 (Consumer) – July 21, 2021

Category 9 (Industrial) – July 21, 2024

Category 11 – July 21, 2024


*If Category isn’t listed, the exemption has already expired.

Expiration dates may be renewed.

Cadmium when used in colour printed glass to provide filtering functions, used as a component in lighting applications installed in displays and control panels of EEE.

This exemption only applies to Category 1-7 & 10 and it expires on July 21, 2021.

Cadmium in printing inks for the application of enamels on glasses, such as borosilicate and soda lime glasses.

This exemption only applies to Category 1-7 & 10 and it expires on July 21, 2021.

21 (c)     Lead in printing inks for the application of enamels on other than borosilicate glasses.

This exemption only applies to Category 1-7 & 10 and it expires on July 21, 2021.

Lead as impurity in RIG (rare earth iron garnet) Faraday rotators used for fibre optic communications systems until December 31, 2009.

All categories have expired for this exemption except for category 11, which expires July 21, 2024.

23  Lead in finishes of fine pitch components other than connectors with a pitch of 0,65 mm and less.

All categories have expired for this exemption except for category 11, which expires July 21, 2024.

24   Lead in solders for the soldering to machined through hole discoidal and planar array ceramic multilayer capacitors.

The above exemption is set to expire in each category on these dates:

Category 1-7 & 10: July 21, 2021

Category 8 (Medical Devices) – July 21, 2021

Category 8 (In vitro) – July 21, 2023

Category 9 (Consumer) – July 21, 2021

Category 9 (Industrial) – July 21, 2024

Category 11 – July 21, 2024

*If Category isn’t listed, the exemption has already expired.

Expiration dates may be renewed.

25  Lead oxide in surface conduction electron emitter displays (SED) used in structural elements, notably in the seal frit and frit ring.

The above exemption is set to expire in each category on these dates:

Category 8 (Medical Devices) – July 21, 2021

Category 8 (In vitro) – July 21, 2023

Category 9 (Consumer) – July 21, 2021

Category 9 (Industrial) – July 21, 2024

Category 11 – July 21, 2024

*If Category isn’t listed, the exemption has already expired.

Expiration dates may be renewed.

26  Lead oxide in the glass envelope of black light blue lamps.

Expired for all categories except for Category 11 on 1 January 2011. Category 11 expires on July 21, 2024.

27  Lead alloys as solder for transducers used in high-powered (designated to operate for several hours at acoustic power levels of 125 dB SPL and above) loudspeakers

All categories have expired for this exemption except for category 11, which expires July 21, 2024.

28    Hexavalent chromium in corrosive preventive coatings of unpainted metal sheetings and fasteners used for corrosion protection and Electromagnetic Interference Shielding in equipment falling under category three of Directive 2002/96/EC (IT and telecommunications equipment). Exemption granted until July 1, 2007.

All categories have expired for this exemption except for category 11, which expires July 21, 2024.

29   Lead bound in crystal glass as defined in Annex I (Categories 1, 2, 3 and 4) of Council Directive 69/493/EEC ( 1 )

The above exemptions are set to expire in each category on these dates:

Category 1-7 & 10: July 21, 2021

Category 8 (Medical Devices) – July 21, 2021

Category 8 (In vitro) – July 21, 2023

Category 9 (Consumer) – July 21, 2021

Category 9 (Industrial) – July 21, 2024

Category 11 – July 21, 2024

*If Category isn’t listed, the exemption has already expired.

Expiration dates may be renewed.

30   Cadmium alloys as electrical/mechanical solder joints to electrical conductors located directly on the voice coil in transducers used in high-powered loudspeakers with sound pressure levels of 100 dB (A) and more.

The above exemption is set to expire in each category on these dates:

Category 8 (Medical Devices) – July 21, 2021

Category 8 (In vitro) – July 21, 2023

Category 9 (Consumer) – July 21, 2021

Category 9 (Industrial) – July 21, 2024

Category 11 – July 21, 2024

*If Category isn’t listed, the exemption has already expired.

Expiration dates may be renewed.

31   Lead in soldering materials in mercury free flat fluorescent lamps (which, e.g. are used for liquid crystal displays, design or industrial lighting).

The above exemption is set to expire in each category on these dates:

Category 8 (Medical Devices) – July 21, 2021

Category 8 (In vitro) – July 21, 2023

Category 9 (Consumer) – July 21, 2021

Category 9 (Industrial) – July 21, 2024

Category 11 – July 21, 2024

*If Category isn’t listed, the exemption has already expired.

Expiration dates may be renewed.

32   Lead oxide in seal frit used for making window assemblies for Argon and Krypton laser tubes

The above exemption is set to expire in each category on these dates:

Category 1-7 & 10: July 21, 2021

Category 8 (Medical Devices) – July 21, 2021

Category 8 (In vitro) – July 21, 2023

Category 9 (Consumer) – July 21, 2021

Category 9 (Industrial) – July 21, 2024

Category 11 – July 21, 2024

*If Category isn’t listed, the exemption has already expired.

Expiration dates may be renewed.

33   Lead in solders for the soldering of thin copper wires of 100 μm diameter and less in power transformers

The above exemption is set to expire in each category on these dates:

Category 8 (Medical Devices) – July 21, 2021

Category 8 (In vitro) – July 21, 2023

Category 9 (Consumer) – July 21, 2021

Category 9 (Industrial) – July 21, 2024

Category 11 – July 21, 2024

*If Category isn’t listed, the exemption has already expired.

Expiration dates may be renewed.

34    Lead in cermet-based trimmer potentiometer elements

The above exemption is set to expire in each category on these dates:

Category 1-7 & 10: July 21, 2021

Category 8 (Medical Devices) – July 21, 2021

Category 8 (In vitro) – July 21, 2023

Category 9 (Consumer) – July 21, 2021

Category 9 (Industrial) – July 21, 2024

Category 11 – July 21, 2024

*If Category isn’t listed, the exemption has already expired.

Expiration dates may be renewed.

Cadmium in photoresistors for optocouplers applied in professional audio equipment until 31 December  2009.

All categories have expired for this exemption except for category 11, which expires July 21, 2024.

36   Mercury used as a cathode sputtering inhibitor in DC plasma displays with a content up to 30 mg per display

All categories have expired for this exemption except for category 11, which expires July 21, 2024.

37   Lead in the plating layer of high voltage diodes on the basis of a zinc borate glass body.

The above exemption is set to expire in each category on these dates:

Category 1-7 & 10: July 21, 2021

Category 8 (Medical Devices) – July 21, 2021

Category 8 (In vitro) – July 21, 2023

Category 9 (Consumer) – July 21, 2021

Category 9 (Industrial) – July 21, 2024

Category 11 – July 21, 2024

*If Category isn’t listed, the exemption has already expired.

Expiration dates may be renewed.

38    Cadmium and cadmium oxide in thick film pastes used on aluminium bonded beryllium oxide.

The above exemption is set to expire in each category on these dates:

Category 8 (Medical Devices) – July 21, 2021

Category 8 (In vitro) – July 21, 2023

Category 9 (Consumer) – July 21, 2021

Category 9 (Industrial) – July 21, 2024

Category 11 – July 21, 2024

*If Category isn’t listed, the exemption has already expired.

Expiration dates may be renewed.

40 Cadmium in photoresistors for analogue optocouplers applied in professional audio equipment

All categories have expired for this exemption except for category 11, which expires July 21, 2024.

41  Lead in solders and termination finishes of electrical and electronic components and finishes of printed circuit boards used in ignition modules and other electrical and electronic engine control systems, which for technical reasons must be mounted directly on or in the crankcase or cylinder of hand-held combustion engines (classes SH:1, SH:2, SH:3 of Directive 97/68/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (1)

The above exemption is set to expire in each category on these dates:

Category 8 (Medical Devices) – July 21, 2021

Category 8 (In vitro) – July 21, 2023

Category 9 (Consumer) – July 21, 2021

Category 9 (Industrial) – July 21, 2024

*If Category isn’t listed, the exemption does not apply.

Expiration dates may be renewed.

42  Lead in bearings and bushes of diesel or gaseous fuel powered internal combustion engines applied in non-road professional use equipment: with engine total displacement >= 15 litres; or with engine total displacement < 15 litres and the engine is designed to operate in applications where the time between signal to start and full load is required to be less than 10 seconds; or regular maintenance is typically performed in a harsh and dirty outdoor environment, such as mining, construction, and agriculture applications. Applies to category 11, excluding applications covered by entry 6(c) of this Annex.

Only applies to Category 11. Expires July 21, 2024.