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EU RoHS exemptions updated

23rd Sep 2022

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Annex IV to the EU RoHS Directive, which applies to medical devices and monitoring and control instruments has been updated following evaluation of requests for exemptions.

A new exemption has been added as follows:

  1. Lead in bismuth strontium calcium copper oxide (BSCCO) superconductor cables and wires and lead in electrical connections to these wires. Expires on 30 June 2027

Existing exemption 27. has also been amended to include:

(c) MRI non-integrated coils, for which the Declaration of Conformity of this model is issued for the first time before 23 September 2022, or

(d) MRI devices including integrated coils, which are used in magnetic fields within the sphere of 1 m radius around the isocentre of the magnet in medical magnetic resonance imaging equipment, for which the Declaration of Conformity is issued for the first time before 30 June 2024.

Expires on 30 June 2027.

Member States must apply the provisions from 1 March 2023.

EUR-Lex – L:2022:245:TOC – EN – EUR-Lex (

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