The European Union published the Regulation 2019/2021 with specific environmental ecodesign requirements for various types of electronic displays, such as TVs, monitors, and digital signage displays.
Unless the displays on your products are explicitly out-of-scope, such as screens of 100 square centimeters or less, the following obligation in annex II, D of Regulation 2019/2021 apply, as of March 1st, 2021:
- Design for dismantling, replacing and recovery: in line with article 15 of the WEEE directive, producers must 'ensure that joining, fastening or sealing techniques do not prevent the removal' of certain components, including batteries.
- Marking of plastic components: plastic components of more than 50 g must be marked with the corresponding polymer symbol. Flame retardants within plastics must also be indicated.
- Cadmium logos: on top of the RoHS requirements, two 'cadmium inside' logos must be labeled if the screen panel exceeds 0.01% w/w at the homogeneous level. Otherwise, the 'cadmium free' logo applies.
- Halogen flame retardants: are prohibited 'in the enclosure and stand of electronic displays'
- Design for repair and reuse: spare parts availability, as well as access to repair and maintenance information, are mandatory under certain conditions.
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