Statement of Compliance with RoHS Directive
IDI and Synergetix are deeply committed both to the environment we all share and to our customers’ needs for compliance to appropriate environmental regulations and directives. We have deeply examined these issues and have high confidence in our understanding of the requirements for compliance.
The majority of our products are composed of various copper, steel, and aluminum alloys with appropriate surface finishes. While some of these materials contain small amounts of lead and other regulated materials, their content is completely in compliance (unless otherwise so labeled, see Section 3.0) with European Union (EU) Directive 2002/95/EC (January 27, 2003), which defines restrictions on hazardous substances (RoHS).
2.0 RESTRICTED SUBSTANCES
A maximum concentration value of 0.1% by weight (1000 ppm) in homogeneous materials for lead, mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls (PBB), and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) and of 0.01% by weight (100 ppm) in homogeneous materials for cadmium is allowed.
A “homogeneous material” is defined to be a material of uniform composition which cannot be further mechanically separated into different materials.
The ANNEX to the Directive lists applications of lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls and polybrominated diphenyl ethers which are exempt from the above requirements. Of particular relevance is Item 6 which exempts lead in steel containing up to 0.35% lead by weight, lead in aluminum containing up to 0.4% lead by weight, and of lead in copper alloys containing up to 4% lead by weight.
In certain applications, the company’s customers may have requested or in the future may request that certain products not comply with the restrictions of Section 2.0. Such applications may include, but are not restricted to, products intended for a specific national security or military purpose. Such products will be marked as not RoHS compliant (See Section 4.0).
In addition, certain products which have been previously manufactured or which may continue to be manufactured will continue to be sold to customers who do not require RoHS compliance but will be appropriately marked as not RoHS compliant (See Section 4.0).
Effective February 2006, all product which complies with RoHS requirements (See Section 2.0) will be labeled as follows:
Any product which does not comply (see Section 3.0) will be labeled as follows:
5.0 STATEMENT OF COMPLIANCE
With regard to European Union (EU) Directive 2002/95/EC (January 27, 2003) on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS), to the best of our knowledge and belief, Interconnect Devices, Incorporated products are in compliance with the directive with the exceptions described in Section 3.0 and so labeled in accordance with Section 4.0.
DIRECTIVE 2002/95/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 27 January 2003 on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.
COMMISSION DECISION of 18 August 2005 amending Directive 2002/95/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council for the purpose of establishing the maximum concentration values for certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.
COMMISSION DECISION of 13 October 2005 amending for the purposes of adapting to the technical progress the Annex to Directive 2002/95/EC.
COMMISSION DECISION of 21 October 2005 amending for the purposes of adapting to technical progress the Annex to Directive 2002/95/EC.
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