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The European Commission (EC) published an Official Journal – Directive 2014/1/EU to 2014/16/EU to amend the Annex IV to Directive 2011/65/EU (RoHS2) on the same day. It shall enter into force on the twentieth day.
Exemptions and the dates of applicability
Directive
New point 23
Lead as an alloying element for bearings and wear surfaces in medical equipment exposed to ionising radiation. Expires on 30 June 2021.'
2014/1/EU
New point 21
Cadmium in phosphor coatings in image intensifiers for X-ray images until 31 December 2019 and in spare parts for X-ray systems placed on the EU market before 1 January 2020.’
2014/2/EU
New point 22
Lead acetate marker for use in stereotactic head frames for use with CT and MRI and in positioning systems for gamma beam and particle therapy equipment. Expires on 30 June 2021.’
2014/3/EU
New point 24
Lead enabling vacuum tight connections between aluminium and steel in X-ray image intensifiers. Expires on 31 December 2019.’
2014/4/EU
New point 26

Lead in

— solders on printed circuit boards,
— termination coatings of electrical and electronic components and coatings of printed circuit boards,
— solders for connecting wires and cables,
— solders connecting transducers and sensors,

that are used durably at a temperature below – 20 °C under normal operating and storage conditions. Expires on 30 June 2021.’

2014/5/EU
New point 25

Lead in the surface coatings of pin connector systems requiring nonmagnetic connectors which are used
durably at a temperature below – 20 °C under normal operating and storage conditions. Expires on 30 June 2021.’

2014/6/EU
New point 27

Lead in
— solders,
— termination coatings of electrical and electronic components and printed circuit boards,
— connections of electrical wires, shields and enclosed connectors,

which are used in
(a) magnetic fields within the sphere of 1 m radius around the isocentre of the magnet in medical magnetic
resonance imaging equipment, including patient monitors designed to be used within this sphere, or
(b) magnetic fields within 1 m distance from the external surfaces of cyclotron magnets, magnets for beam
transport and beam direction control applied for particle therapy. Expires on 30 June 2020.’

2014/7/EU
New point 28

Lead in solders for mounting cadmium telluride and cadmium zinc telluride digital array detectors to printed
circuit boards. Expires on 31 December 2017.’

2014/8/EU
Replaced point 12
Lead and cadmium in metallic bonds creating superconducting magnetic circuits in MRI, SQUID, NMR (NuclearMagnetic Resonance) or FTMS (Fourier Transform Mass Spectrometer) detectors. Expires on 30 June 2021.’
2014/9/EU
New point 29
Lead in alloys, as a superconductor or thermal conductor, used in cryo-cooler cold heads and/or in cryo-cooled cold probes and/or in cryo-cooled equipotential bonding systems, in medical devices (category 8) and/or in industrial monitoring and control instruments. Expires on 30 June 2021.’.
2014/10/EU
New point 30
Hexavalent chromium in alkali dispensers used to create photocathodes in X-ray image intensifiers until 31 December 2019 and in spare parts for X-ray systems placed on the EU market before 1 January 2020.’
2014/11/EU
New point 32
Lead in solders on printed circuit boards of detectors and data acquisition units for Positron Emission Tomographs which are integrated into Magnetic Resonance Imaging equipment. Expires on 31 December 2019.’
2014/12/EU
New point 33
Lead in solders on populated printed circuit boards used in Directive 93/42/EEC class IIa and IIb mobile medical devices other than portable emergency defibrillators. Expires on 30 June 2016 for class IIa and on 31 December 2020 for class IIb.’
2014/13/EU
New point 31
Lead, cadmium and hexavalent chromium in reused spare parts, recovered from medical devices placed on the market before 22 July 2014 and used in category 8 equipment placed on the market before 22 July 2021, provided that reuse takes place in auditable closed-loop business-to-business return systems, and that the reuse of parts is notified to the consumer. Expires on 21 July 2021.’
2014/15/EU
New point 34
Lead as an activator in the fluorescent powder of discharge lamps when used for extracorporeal photopheresis lamps containing BSP (BaSi2O5 :Pb) phosphors. Expires on 22 July 2021.’
2014/16/EU

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