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What is RoHS?

The RoHS stands for Restriction of Hazardous Substances, and impacts the entire electronics industry and many electrical products as well. This directive forbids the placing on the EU market of new electrical and electronic equipment containing more than agreed levels of the following:

 

  • Lead
  • Mercury
  • Cadmium
  • Hexavalent Chromium
  • Polybrominated Biphenyl
  • Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers
  • Bis(2-Ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP)
  • Benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP)
  • Dibutyl phthalate (DBP)
  • Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP)
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    Manufacturers need to understand the requirements of the RoHS Directive to ensure that their products, and their components, comply.

     


    When did RoHS/RoHS2/rohs3 come into force?

    The original RoHS, also known as Directive 2002/95/EC, originated in the European Union in 2002 and restricts the use of six hazardous materials found in electrical and electronic products. All applicable products in the EU market since July 1, 2006 must pass RoHS compliance.

    Directive 2011/65/EU was published in 2011 by the EU, which is known as RoHS-Recast or RoHS 2. RoHS 2 includes a CE-marking directive, with RoHS compliance now being required for CE marking of products. RoHS 2 also added Categories 8 and 9, and has additional compliance recordkeeping requirements.

    Directive 2015/863 was published in 2015 by the EU, which is known as RoHS 3. RoHS 3 adds four additional restricted substances (phthalates) to the list of six.


    We are compliant!


    We at Quail Electronics, Inc., guarantee all our products comply with the RoHS directive. Banned substances include:

     

  • Lead (Pb): < 1000 pp
  • Mercury (Hg): < 100 ppm
  • Cadmium (Cd): < 100 ppm
  • Hexavalent Chromium: (Cr VI): < 1000 ppm
  • Polybrominated Biphenyls (PBB): < 1000 ppm
  • Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDE): < 1000 ppm
  • Bis(2-Ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP): < 1000 ppm
  • Benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP): < 1000 ppm
  • Dibutyl phthalate (DBP): < 1000 ppm
  • Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP): < 1000 ppm
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    This statement is to certify that the parts provided by Quail Electronics, Inc. and its subsidiaries will fully comply with the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (Directive 2015/863 ROHS3).

    For the purpose of reducing the environmental impacts of waste electrical and electronic equipment, and improve recyclables, we herein state that, the use of these substances, including Lead (Pb), Mercury (Hg), Cadmium (Cd), Hexavalent Chromium (Cr VI), Polybrominated Biphenyls (PBB), Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDE), Bis(2-Ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), Benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP), Dibutyl phthalate (DBP), Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP) will be used in accordance with RoHS3 requirements. 

    Please contact us at any time if you have any questions. 


    Need a Compliance Statement?

    If you need a certificate of compliance for our power cords, simply type the part number in the search box at the top, then click on the item listed in the result page, and finally click on the "RoHS certificate" link.