Replacing RoHS1 certs with RoHS2 certs required?



Hello and good afternoon,
I am a pitchers for my company and have sort of adopted the responsibility to help our company comply with updating our records and moving forward with the RoHS2 Directive 2011/65/EU way of life.

I have done quite a bit of research regarding the directive and have a question...

If a part we purchase (custom machined parts, electrical components such as connector housings and pins along with shrink tubing etc.) that is RoHS1 compliant, would the RoHS1 cert from the vendor be okay to keep on file to support our top level manufactured part to be called Compliant with the 2011 recast?

Furthermore, if we have a RoHS cert on file for a part that we have had tested for being RoHS2 compliant... Is it still necessary to go back to the vendor to get a RoHS 2 cert to replace the RoHS 1 version or is it just overkill? For machined parts made to a drawing that require the part be RoHS compliant, is it necessary to have a cert on file from every shop that would make that same part?

I have read the recast itself and know that the restricted materials and their respected levels remain the same from RoHS 1 through RoHS 2, as well as the only difference is the exemptions such as related to medical devices which are no longer exempt.

Thank you!
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I have been doing this on a case by case basis. Most of my customers are still fine with RoHS1 but if a customer specifically requests a RoHS2 cert then I will go to the manufacturer(s) of that item for the new cert.


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The Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive 2002/95/EC (RoHS1), has replaced by the directive 2011/65/EU (RoHS2) on 3 January 2013. Thus, in my opinion, you need to be RoHS2 compliant.

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