The directive 2002/95/EC (RoHS 1) on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment controls since 1st July 2006 the use of hazardous substances in devices and components. The directive is generally named with the short term RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances). It affects manufacturers, sellers, distributors and recyclers of electrical and electronic equipment containing mercury, cadmium, lead, chromium VI, polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE).
This directive has been replaced on 3rd January 2013 by the revised version 2011/65/EU (RoHS 2). Thus, the ranges of validity of the RoHS have been extended. Earlier given exceptions are reduced step by step.
WECO Contact is a responsible manufacturer of components for electrical connection technology and thus provides products in RoHS - compliant versions since the implementation of the EU Directive 2002/95/EC in 2006. All products are now RoHS compliant since the recast 2011/65/EU.
The directive for your reference: