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SEPTEMBER 2020 - ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS
The Ministry of Industry and Trade of Czech Republic Government Regulation No. 344/2020 has amended the Decree No. 481/2012 of 27/07/2020 act on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. This decree incorporated regulations of 391/2016, 101/2018, 146/2019 and 121/2020 with the amendments that follow from Section 22 of Act No. 22/1997 Coll., on Technical Requirements for products and on amendments to certain Acts, as amended, Act No. 205/2002 Coll. and Act No. 34/2011 Coll., (hereinafter referred to as the “Act”) for the implementation of § 2 letter d), § 12 and 13 of the Act. This act implementing (EU) 2020/364 of 17 December 2019 amending, for the purposes of adapting to scientific and technical progress, Annex IV to Directive 2011/65 / EU.
The aim of the amendment is to introduce new exemptions from the ban on the below-limit content of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment, namely lead, hexavalent chromium and cadmium, in specific applications and for a specified period.
Requirements for hazardous substances applies to electrical equipment listed is as follows:
a. Carbon steel refrigeration systems in absorption refrigerators (including minibars), or
b. Designed to function fully with the non-electric heater
This Regulation shall enter into force on 1 April 2021, with the exception of the provisions of Article I, points 1 and 8, which shall enter into force on 1 September 2020.
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