We recognize the importance of directives and regulations of various states and international bodies, such as the European Union’s Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) and Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH).
RoHS and REACH are not binding on companies outside the European Union, however the principles embodied by these regulations are respected as other bodies adopt similar regulations.
As an assembly service, we produce “articles”; we do not purchase or use pure chemical “substances” nor do we make “preparations” from them. We purchase preparations and articles which may potentially contain these substances and we depend on the declarations of the original manufacturers.
We manufacture products using components specified by our clients. We only reserve the liberty to substitute certain non-critical components with items we stock for economic, regular use.
At the time of purchasing, we take the liberty to choose preparations and components which are free of these substances as far as we are able to reasonably determine, unless otherwise directed. Component distributors make the process of selecting RoHS-compliant components easier, but as yet limited information about REACH-compliance is available without investing in research. If RoHS or REACH versions of components are available, we will prefer them.
It is outside the scope of our responsibility to audit our clients’ products to determine if these substances may be present or required, or if these regulations are applicable. We rely on our clients to inform us of the category in which each of their products belong. We default to RoHScompliant, unless otherwise directed.
If a client requests us to affirm that a product is compliant with regulations, we declare that we have purchased the components that they have specified and that we have used environmentally friendly chemicals in our internal processes.