Statement Regarding Compliance of Products with EC Directives RoHS and WEEE
This information is being provided in an effort to assist our customers who are investigating the impact of Europe’s RoHS and WEEE directives on their business. The directives referred to in this statement are Directive 2002/96/EC dated 1/27/03 for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) and Directive 2002/95/EC dated 1/27/03 for RoHS
This information is based on our current understanding. It is the responsibility of each customer to determine how the RoHS and WEEE directives apply to their own products. Contact the Customer Support at
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In an effort to improve waste management in the European Union, the European Union has enacted a Directive 2002/96/EC on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE Directive). Annex 1A and 1B, Item 8 Medical devices (with the exception of all implanted and infected products) and Item 9 Monitoring and Control Instruments.
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The RoHS directive calls for restricting or eliminating the use of lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls, or polybrominated diphenyl ethers in electrical and electronic equipment. All but 2 of the 10 product categories defined in WEEE Annex 1A and 1B must comply with the RoHS directive, effective 1 July 2006. The exceptions are “Medical Devices” and “Monitoring and Control Instruments”, and a general exception for products used by the military or for homeland defence.
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