What is RoHS?
The European Union’s RoHS Directive stands for “the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.” This Directive bans the placing on the EU market of new electrical and electronic equipment containing more than agreed levels of lead, cadmium, mercury, and hexavalent chromium, as well as flame retardants polybrominated biphenyl (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE). Manufacturers will need to understand the requirements of the RoHS Directive to ensure that their products,and their components, comply. RoHS compliance will be managed by the individual EU country governments.
Katun’s RoHS Policy
Katun offers electrical and electronic equipment that qualifies under the RoHS directive in two out of ten categories. These two categories are:
- IT and telecommunications equipment
- Electrical and electronic tools
Katun proactively works with its suppliers of equipment in these two categories through a formal program requiring the supplier to complete a “Restriction of Hazardous Substances Declaration Form.” Although in most cases Katun does not manufacture these products, we feel it is in the best interest of our customers to proactively ensure the products we offer meet RoHS requirements. This process ensures that Katun is compliant with the RoHS Directive.
For more information on Katun’s RoHS program please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do Toner and Ink Cartridges fall under RoHS regulations?
No. According to the European Union (FAQ-May 2005, Article 1.6) toner and ink cartridges are considered to be consumables and do not fall under the RoHS-Directive.
Do Exposure and Heat Lamps fall under RoHS regulations?
No. According to the Annex of the RoHS directive, those lamps fall under exemptions of the directive.
Do Vacuum Cleaners fall under RoHS regulations?
Yes. Vacuum cleaners fall under category 6 (electrical and electronic tools) of the RoHS directive. All vacuum cleanerssold by Katun are RoHS compliant.
Do Triplett- Multimeters, Testers and Detectors fall under RoHS regulations?
No. Meters, testers and detectors fall under category 9 (monitoring devices) of the directive. This category is excluded from RoHS until 2010, but are currently included under WEEE regulations.
What is Katun’s policy for non-compliant parts, which are still allowed in equipment that was installed in the EU before 1 July 2006?
To simplify the business of our customers and partners, those non-compliant parts are not distributed by Katun.
Did Katun find any non-compliant products during its RoHS product assessment? If so,what happened?
During the product assessment, two non-compliant parts were found. They were immediately eliminated from our product offering.