LATEST RoHS INFORMATION
DIRECTIVE 2002/96/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 27 January 2003 on the recycling of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)
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 .
The above legislation, also referred to as “Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS)” restricts the use of the following substances in new electrical and electronic equipment sold in the Union from 1 July 2006:
- Hexavalent Chromium
- Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB’s)
- Polybromindate diphenyl ethers (PBDE’s)
Directive 2002/95/EC provides exemptions for these materials with specific maximum concentration levels, however, the EU Technical Adaptation Committed (TAC) has issued further guidance on maximum permissible concentration levels of these substances as follows:
Lead, mercury, hexavalent chromium, PBB’s and PBDE’s will be tolerated to a maximum concentration value of 0.1% by weight, and cadmium to a maximum concentration value of 0.01% by weight, in homogeneous materials.
Huco Dynatork has taken steps to ensure that none of these substances are contained within any materials used in Huco Dynatork’s current production of relevant products in concentrations above these levels. Any remaining stocks of items that do not conform to the RoHS specifications will be consumed before the implementation date.