CONSULTATIONS: Hazardous substances – exemption for use of lead in electrical/electronic equipment for specific medical devices

Deadline: 09-02-2022

(Source: European Commission)


The use of certain substances is restricted in electrical and electronic equipment under EU rules (RoHS 2 Directive).

However, economic operators can request exemptions if the necessary criteria are met.

This initiative allows lead to be used in material for superconducting wires and cables for specific medical devices.



Type of act

Delegated directive

Expert group


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