SGS Summarizes Updated Test Methods for China RoHS

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has published SafeGuardS 036.24 to provide stakeholders with an overview of recent changes to the test methods for the Restriction on the Use of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Products. (China RoHS).

Announcement No. 3 of 2024 was issued by the Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People’s Republic of China on January 25, 2024. It replaces test method standard GB/T 26125 with a series of standards, known as the GB/T 39560 series, to ensure alignment with the international IEC 62321 series of standards.

China RoHS manages the use of six hazardous substances in electrical and electronic (EE) products. These are:
– Lead
– Mercury
– Cadmium
– Hexavalent chromium
– Polybrominated biphenyls
– Polybrominated diphenyl ethers

It applies to products listed in the ‘Standard Achieving Management Catalog’.

SGS experts publish SafeGuardS to keep stakeholders informed about regulatory and market changes that may impact their business. SafeGuardS 036.24 provides an overview of the test method updates and includes a table with details of the GB/T 39560 series of standards and their alignment with the IEC 62321 series. In addition, the SafeGuardS also includes details of important dates for stakeholders to ensure continued compliance.

Stakeholders are advised to review SafeGuardS 036.24 for more details. 

SGS RoHS Services
Through a global network of laboratories and our requirements experts, SGS offers advisory services on requirements and compliance solutions to support companies affected by RoHS legislation, be it for conformity assessment or risk management in the supply chain. In the end, it’s only trusted because it’s tested. Learn more about SGS’s RoHS Services.

SGS SafeGuardS keep you up to date with the latest news and developments in the consumer goods industry. Read the full Certification and Accreditation Administration adjusts testing methods for China RoHS SafeGuardS.

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For further information contact:

Ethan Zhang
Technical Supervisor, EET RSTS
Tel: (86) 574 8776 7006 ext. 6007
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