EU: Certain Lead and Hexavalent Chromium Compounds in Electric and Electronic Initiators of Explosives for Civil (Professional) Use are Exempted from RoHS from 20 Apr. 2021.
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20 Apr. 2020, the European Commission officially released the Commission Delegated Directive (EU) 2021/647 to amend the Annex III to Directive 2011/65/EU regarding the exemption of the use of certain lead and hexavalent chromium compounds in electric and electronic initiators of explosives for civil (professional) use. The amendments will continue to be effective until 20 Apr. 2026.

The following entry 45 is added:


Lead diazide, lead styphnate, lead dipicramate, orange lead (lead tetroxide), lead dioxide in electric and electronic initiators of explosives for civil (professional) use and barium chromate in long time pyrotechnic delay charges of electric initiators of explosives for civil (professional) use

Applies to category 11 and expires on 20 April 2026

Member States shall adopt and publish, by 31 October 2021 at the latest, the laws, regulations and administrative provisions necessary to comply with this Directive and apply those provisions from 1 November 2021.

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