Products in scope Guidance about which types of equipment that is included in the producer responsibility for electrical and electronic equipment (EEE). svenska Share Contact Listen Guidance Equipment in scope of the producer responsibility is that which is dependent on electric currents or electromagnetic fields in order to work properly and equipment for the generation, transfer and measurement of such currents and fields and designed for use with a voltage rating not exceeding 1 000 volts for alternating current and 1 500 volts for direct current If your product meets the above listed criteria, the function of the product determines whether it is included in the producer responsibility. The products included have a function that is listed in appendix 1 to the Ordinance of producer responsibility: Large household appliances Small household appliances IT and telecommunications equipment Consumer equipment and photovoltaic panels Lighting equipment Electrical and electronic tools Toys, leisure and sports equipment Medical devices Monitoring and control instruments Automatic dispensers New categories 2018 A regulation change will be introduced in 2018, which will change the categories. The following sex categories will replace the above listed criteria: Temperature exchange equipment Screens, monitors, and equipment containing screens having a surface greater than 100 cm2 Lamps Large equipmenta) Includes equipment with any external dimension more than 50 cmb) This category does not include equipment included in categories 1 to 3. Small equipmenta) Includes equipment with any external dimension up to 50 cmb) This category does not include equipment included in categories 1,2, 3 and 6. Small IT and telecommunication equipment Exceptions Products considered out of scope: equipment included or made and sold only to be a part of an EEE which is not in scope, equipment which is necessary for the protection of the essential interests of the security of Member States, including arms, munitions and war material intended for specifically military purposes; filament bulbs and luminaires in households, medical devices and in vitro diagnostic medical devices, where such devices are expected to be infective prior to end of life, and active implantable medical devices, large-scale stationary industrial tools, large-scale fixed installations. Legislation EEE/WEEE Ordinance (2014:1075) on producer responsibility for electrical and electronic equipment (In Swedish only) Ordinance (2008:834) on producer responsibility for batteries (In Swedish only) The WEEE-directive of the European Parliament and of the Council 2012/19/EU Other relevant legislation for the producer responsibility (In Swedish only) Ordinance (2011:927) on waste Regulation (NFS 2005:10) by the Swedish EPA on pretreatment of WEEE Ordinance (2000:208) on producer responsibility for filament bulbs and certain lighting equipment Hazardous substances Ordinance (2012:861) on hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (In Swedish only) The RoHS directive direktivet of the European Parliament and of the Council 2011/65/EU Legal enforcement (In Swedish only) Ordinance (2012:259) on environmental sanction charges Law (1985:206) on fines Miljötillsynsförordning Ordinance (2011:13) on environmental enforcement Förordning Ordinance (1998:940) on fees for permit matters and enforcement according to the Environmental Law Background The Environmental Protection Agency has been assigned as the enforcement authority through Section 24 in the Ordinance (2011:13) on environmental enforcement and is responsible for reviewing that the nationwide regulations on producer responsibility are fulfilled. The Swedish Ordinance (2014:1075) on producer responsibility for electrical and electronic equipment (EEE), which entered into force in October 2014, is the Swedish implementation of the WEEE-directive. WEEE is short form waste electrical and electronic equipment. The scope of the producer responsibility changes in 2018. The categories of EEE changes and the producer responsibility will cover more product types.