Definitions of RohS & WEEE
RoHS, also known as Lead-Free, stands for Restriction of Hazardous Substances. RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC restricts the use of six hazardous materials found in electrical and electronic products. All applicable products in the EU market after July 1, 2006 must pass RoHS compliance. RoHS impacts the entire electronics industry. Many USA companies that distribute to the EU must ensure that their supply chain meets these regulations.
WEEE stands for Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment. WEEE Directive 2002/96/EC mandates the treatment, recovery and recycling of electric and electronic equipment (90% ends up in landfills). All applicable products in the EU market after August 13, 2006 must pass WEEE compliance Many USA companies that distribute to the EU must ensure that their supply chain meets these regulations.
Buy with Confidence from Bolt Products
Bolt Products Inc., has worked with very closely with our raw material producers in order to achieve RoHS compliance, as defined by European RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC and WEEE regarding the disposal of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), as needed for those products which become part of the Supply Chain to our ultimate Customers.
We have purged our inventories to ensure that no known non-RoHS compliant materials enter this chain unknowingly. In the instance of where it is not possible to determine RoHS compliance, based on documentation alone, we have initiated a program of physical testing for RoHS compliancy, utilizing Certified Testing Facilities.
Resources for RoHS
More information can be found at http://www.rohsguide.com/
» RoHS Compliance FAQ
» RoHS Testing
» Other RoHS Initiatives
» RoHS / WEEE Books
» RoHS / WEEE Resources
» RoHS News
» Directive 2002/95/EC
» Directive 2002/96/EC
» Directive 2003/108/EC