The Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic
Equipment (ROHS) Directive (2002/95/EC)
Who does it affect?
Manufacturers, sellers, distributors and recylers of electrical and
electronic equipment containing lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium,
polybrominated biphenyls or polybrominated diphenyl ethers.
The Directive aims to:
Protect human health and the environment by restricting the use of certain hazardous substances in new equipment;
Complement the WEEE Directive.
From 1 July 2006 new electrical and electronic equipment will not contain
lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls or
polybrominated diphenyl ethers.
Certain applications are exempt from the requirements of the Directive including mercury in certain types of fluorescent lamps, lead in the glass of cathode ray tubes, electronic components and fluorescent tubes, lead in electronic ceramic parts and hexavalent chromium as an anti-corrosion of the carbon steel cooling system in absorption refrigerators. The exemptions will be reviewed every four years.
Before 13 February 2005 the European Commission will review the terms of the
Directive to take into account any new scientific evidence.
The Directive is to be brought into force in the UK by 13 August 2004.
You can read the directive here:http://europa.eu.int/eur-lex/pri/en/oj/dat/2003/l_037/l_03720030213en00190023.pdf
Is Peppers compliant?
Yes we are pleased to confirm that all our products are fully compliant with the directive. You can download a statement on our letterhead by clicking the pdf logo below.