Starting from 27 December 2018, companies of any sector, must notify ECHA if they import more than 1 ton per year of metallic lead used in articles, according to the conditions in REACH article 7.2.
In the medical imaging devices sector, metallic lead is used in applications covered by RoHS Directive exemptions, with the addition of a few ones.
COCIR launched a study in 2018, now available, to assess the registered uses of metallic lead, to identify which ones could be considered exempted as already included in the REACH registration dossier of lead. The study allows companies to focus only on applications that require notification, reducing considerably their burden.
To purchase the study, please compile the form here below (or write to firstname.lastname@example.org) to receive the invoice or the paypal link to pay by credit card.
In October 2008, COCIR published a Guidance with ENVIRON on "REACH requirements for component suppliers and equipment manufacturers".
In addition, COCIR designed with ENVIRON a web-based application called "BOMCheck", aimed at simplifying the administrative burden to document compliance to this regulation. This tool is benefiting all industry providing electric and electronic equipment the Healthcare industry
Further developed by ENVIRON, and now run by ThinStep, the BOMCheck system is a web-based tool which reduces business costs by enabling suppliers to upload their substance declarations to one central location for access by all participating manufacturers using those suppliers.
The European Commission congratulated COCIR who launched this initiative in 2008.