Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 June 2011 on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment is a requirement for products placed on the European market.
The Harmonized Standard EN 50581: 2012 of Directive 2011/65/EU defines the requirements of the technical documentation for the assessment of Hazardous Substances by Electrical and Electrotechnical Products as follows:

The manufacturer must prepare technical documentation to demonstrate that electrical or electronic products are in compliance with the restriction of substances.
The technical documentation must contain at least the following parts:

  • a general description of the product,
  • documents on materials, parts and / or sub-assemblies,
  • information describing the relationship between the technical documents and the corresponding materials, parts and / or sub-assemblies in the product,
  • a list of harmonized standards and / or other technical specifications used to draw up the technical documents referred to in those documents.


The manufacturer's assessment result must be in the form of the following documents:
a) Supplier's declaration and / or a contractual agreement such as:
  • Supplier's declaration confirming that the materials, parts and / or sub-assemblies contain restricted substances only in the permitted amount and identifies any exemption if it comes to it,
  • Contracts signed to confirm that the supplier's specifications for the maximum content of constrained substances in materials, parts and / or sub-assemblies are met,

and / or
b) Material Declaration
  • A Material Declaration providing information about the content of a particular substance and identifying any exception that occurred

and / or
(c) Results of the analytical tests.
  • The results of analytical tests using the methods described in EN 62321 or referred to in this standard.


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Ing. Dušan HANKO
Head of Product Certification Body