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10 April 2015, the European Commission announced two amendments to Annex IV of medical devices, and monitoring and control instruments of Directive 2011/65/EU (RoHS 2.0). It shall enter into force on the twentieth day.

In Annex IV to Directive 2011/65/EU, the following point 41 & 42 are added:

Amended exemptions
Exempted uses
Expires time
Directive
41
Lead as a thermal stabiliser in polyvinyl chloride (PVC) used as base material in amperometric, potentiometric and conductometric electrochemical sensors which are used in in-vitro diagnostic medical devices for the analysis of blood and other body fluids and body gases.
Expires on 31 December
(EU) 2015/573
42
Mercury in electric rotating connectors used in intravascular ultrasound imaging systems capable of high operating frequency (> 50MHz) modes of operation.
Expires on 30 June 2019
(EU) 2015/574

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