Osceola, Wisconsin – The official deadline for medical devices to gain RoHS compliance passed on July 22, 2014. This medical device directive addresses the restriction of hazardous substances in a wide range of surgical equipment, monitoring systems, control instruments, and more. Offering RoHS 2 compliant wire and cable assemblies, pre-validated material supplier directories, electrical testing services including X-ray fluorescence material analyzer equipment, technical documentation guidance, and more.
NWI Lab360, Northwire’s quality control lab, is approved by CSA GROUP with ISO 17025 accreditation (ISO 17025:2005). With complete quality assurance testing capabilities and an intimate understanding of RoHS 2 requirements, our cable manufacturer is fully equipped to assist clients with product categories through 2019.
Additional industries will be affected by the recast RoHS directive in the next five years:
- July 22, 2016: Category 8. In vitro diagnostic medical devices
- July 22, 2017: Category 9. Industrial monitoring and control instruments
- July 22, 2019: All electrical and electronic equipment (except those explicitly excluded)
Cables and wires for each of these categories must meet RoHS 2 standards on these same dates.