The European commission is consulting until 10 February on whether to exempt a further 15 devices from a ban on hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment due to enter force on 1 July under the RoHS directive. Thirteen of the exemptions sought by industry are for lead including for lead, especially in lead solder, for example in loudspeakers, musical instruments, surge protective devices, audio equipment and amusement machines. Two are for cadmium in electrical contacts and in plating. See consultation.
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