On July 1, 2006 the European Union stated that a manufacturer or producer of equipment may not put new electrical and/or electrical equipment containing lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd), hexavalent chromium (Cr+6), polybrominated biphenyls (PBB), and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE), in the amounts exceeding the set maximum concentration values, into the European market.
This directive which is intended to protect human health and the environment, mirrors the Directive on Waste Electrical and Electronic Products (WEEE) as well. The state of California is initiating their own version of EU's RoHS directive, to have taken effect as of Jan. 2007.
China's Regulation for Pollution Control of Electronics Products which has been modeled after RoHS and WEEE, with far stricter restrictions than RoHS/WEEE.
The green procurement practices (JPSSI) in japan has more stringent mandates than RoHS. Taiwan, South Korea, Canada, and Australia are initiating versions of the RoHS directive.
RoHS will effect all companies that manufacture household appliances, IT and communication equipment, lighting, all electrical, and electronic tools, toys, sports, medical, monitoring equipment and control instruments.
It will not only demand participation by the manufacturer's of this vast and far reaching group of products, but all who are included in the supply chain as well,.This would include the primary manufacturer, sub-manufacturer, re-sellers, distributors, representatives, agents, etc.
All of Foot Master's® leveling casters are RoHS compliant, and can be found on a wide variety of electronic equipment. Please contact our customer service staff for further engineering data if required.