Restriction of Hazardous Substances

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The European Reduction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) regulations became effective in July, 2006. Many areas around the world are following suit, an example being Californias SB20 regulation (effective January 2007), and others to follow (such as China, Japan, Canada and Australia). Because of these far-reaching developments, many manufacturers have reduced or eliminated volume production of parts containing lead, especially.

As a service to our customers, Saelig shipments (product containers, packing lists, documentation, etc.) indicate that the components received are or are not RoHS-compliant. This eases the burden of customer verification procedures. Please note that at Saelig we do not test the products we sell for RoHS Compliance, but we rely solely on the manufacturer of the product for correct RoHS compliance identification. Saelig makes no warranty, certification, or declaration of compliance. All statements by Saelig of RoHS compliance are based on Manufacturer documentation. Any relevant evidence supplied by the manufacturer will be filed with the Quality Manager 

RoHS Directive

RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) is the European Union's (EU) Directive 2002/95/EC of January 27, 2003, regarding the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. The directive compels members of the EU to write and implement legislation that supports the directive. The directive limits the allowable amounts of six hazardous substances in products marketed in the EU. These substances are lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, certain brominated flame retardants (PBBs), and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs).

RoHS Documentation

2002/95/EC of January 27, 2003, on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. (RoHS)

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