RoHS-WEEE-REACH Compliance Statement
The European Union ‘Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment’ “RoHS” Directive (2011/65/EU) prohibits the sale of electronic equipment containing certain hazardous substances including lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls (“PBB”) and polybrominated diphenylethers (“PBDE”) in the European Union. In general terms, RoHS does not apply to large-scale industrial tools, spare parts for the repair of equipment put on the market before July 1, 2006, equipment that forms part of another type of equipment that falls outside the scope, equipment associated exclusively with national security, and certain exempt applications including but not limited to, lead in electronic components, lead as an alloying element in steel, and lead in electronic ceramic parts. Based on our knowledge of the directive at this time, we believe that our products fall outside the scope of RoHS. Although, we are working with our suppliers to reduce potential exposure to hazardous substances where feasible.
The European Union ‘Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment’ “WEEE” (2012/19/EU) directive’s objectives center on improving the management of the rapidly growing waste of electrical and electronic equipment. We believe that the equipment we manufacture does not fall within any of the categories listed. Nonetheless, in the unlikely disposal of our products into the environment, we will attempt to follow guidelines deemed necessary under the directive.
The European Union ‘Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemical Substances’ “REACH” directive aims to improve the protection of human health and the environment by providing information and regulation of chemicals produced or imported in the EU. Our products are considered “articles” as defined in Annex V of the legislation and therefore do not require registration.