Sweden's Chemicals Agency (Kemi) and Electrical Safety Authority have examined electrical products and found that 12 out of 63 tested were out of compliance with the restriction of certain hazardous substances (RoHS) in electrical and electronic equipment Directive. Eleven products contained prohibited levels of lead, and one of polybrominated diphenyl ether flame retardants.
Details of seven companies have been passed to Swedish prosecutors.
Kemi says that levels of non-compliance with RoHS are similar to previous years, and remain too high. It will continue the testing programme in 2013.