(Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive), 2002/95/EC, is not a law but a regulation that places restrictions on six hazardous substances/materials used in electronic and electrical equipment. This directive is closely associated with the WEEE Directive (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive), 2002/96/EC, which sets targets for the collection and/or recycling and/or disposal of electronic and electrical components/materials. This initiative was taken to deal with the growing problems connected with environmental pollution.
RoHS is often referred to as the lead-free directive, but it restricts the use of a total of six substances, listed here: Lead – Mercury – Cadmium – Hexavalent chromium – PBB (Polybrominated biphenyl, a brominated flame retardant) – PBDE (Polybrominated diphenyl ether, a brominated flame retardant).
Sodemann Industrifjedre A/S products do not contain any of the substances listed above.
The RoHS 2 Directive
Five years after the introduction of RoHS, the EU Parliament adopted a new directive known as RoHS 2 on 27 May 2011. The RoHS 2 Directive is the EU's directive no. 2011/65/EU. RoHS is the acronym for Restriction of the Use of certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment.
The RoHS 2 Directive prohibits the use of the following hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment sold in the EU from 1 July 2006: Lead – Cadmium – Mercury – Hexavalent chromium (chromium VI) – Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) – Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE).
The directive aims to limit the impact on human health and the environment from both the use of electrical and electronic products and their disposal.
Four new substances have been added to the original RoHS 2 list. The new RoHS 3 list valid from 22 July 2019 contains the following substances:
Cadmium (Cd), Lead (Pb), Mercury (Hg), 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)
We honestly believe that products from Sodemann Industrifjedre A/S do not contain any of the aforementioned substances/materials and that we therefore comply with the RoHS, RoHS 2 and RoHS 3 Directives.