A) The ten substances restricted under RoHS 2 are namely:
4) hexavalent chromium,
5) polybrominated biphenyls (PBB)
6) polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE),
7) bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP),
8) butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP),
9) dibutyl phthalate (DBP),
10) diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP)
the restriction of DEHP, BBP, DBP and DIBP will apply from 22nd July 2019; other substances could be restricted in future. The substances covered by RoHS 2 are scientifically well researched and evaluated and have been subject to different measures both at Union and national levels.
B) The eleven categories of EEE ( Electrical and electronic equipment ) are large household appliances (category 1), small household appliances (category 2), IT and telecommunications equipment (category 3), consumer equipment (category 4), lighting equipment (category 5), electrical and electronic tools (category 6), toys, leisure and sports equipment (category 7), medical devices (category 8), monitoring and control instruments including industrial monitoring and control instruments (category 9), automatic dispensers (category 10), and other EEE not covered by any of the categories above (category 11).