EU issues new draft RoHS and WEEE Directives

Citing the need to “develop a better regulatory environment, one that is simple, understandable, effective and enforceable”, the EU proposed revisions to the two directives. The proposed RoHS Directive includes medical devices in the scope. The proposed Directive cites products covered by the MDD and by the IVMDD. The list of banned substances is not changed, but four new substances have been identified for priority assessment and possible inclusion on the list of banned substances. You can get more detailed information about the proposals at