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ICP DAS’s Implementation Strategy for RoHS and WEEE Directives
What is RoHS ?

The RoHS Directive applies to end-user electrical and electronic equipment (EEEE) and sets maximum acceptable levels of 6 substances within the composition of the product ?lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium and both polybrominated biphenyl (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants.

The main issue facing the electronics industry is the use of lead in the manufacture of components and circuit board assemblies. The RoHS Directive applies to 8 of the 10 product categories defined in the WEEE Directive (it does not apply to Monitoring and Control Instruments or Medical Devices). This Directive comes into force on July 1, 2006.

These two European Directives, RoHS & WEEE, directly affect producers of certain items of electrical and electronic equipment. In summary, it affects products included within the following categories of equipment (except where specified) :

Large household appliances
Small household appliances
IT and telecommunications equipment (use of lead in some classes of equipment is exempt )
Consumer equipment
Lighting equipment
Electrical and electronic tools (excludes large scale stationary tools/ machines )
Toys, leisure and sports equipment
Automatic dispensers
Medical devices (excluded from RoHS Directive )
Monitoring and control instruments (excluded from RoHS Directive )

Our policy for the EU RoHS/ WEEE Directives
ICP DAS produces a wide range of electronic sub-assemblies (embedded boards and sub-systems) and end-user electrical / electronic equipment. These products are integrated into end-user equipment for a variety of applications or installed with other equipment. It is the responsibility of the equipment producer, such as ICP DAS, to comply with the RoHS Directive. ICP DAS will support customers by providing RoHS compliant products for many existing products together with new products. However in some OEM cases outside the scope of the RoHS Directive, we will also maintain normal supplies of lead-based products for customers placing their electrical and electronic equipment onto the market without EU.

Although ICP DAS is not covered by the WEEE Directive, the ICP DAS products are assuring compliance to all local and international laws and regulations that apply. ICP DAS identifies lead-free RoHS compliant products using a unique part number and by adding a CR to the product name. CR( Compliant RoHS ) means following the RoHS Directive ( Directive 2002/95/EC ) defined by EU and considers a product to be RoHS-compliant if the maximum concentration value is up to 1000ppm by weight in homogeneous materials for lead, mercury, hexavalent chromium, brominated flame retardants ( PBBs and PBDEs ), and is up to 100ppm by weight in homogeneous materials for cadmium.

For example :

Original product name RoHS compliant product name
I-7520A I-7520A-CR
DN-37 DN-37-CR
RoHS Compliant Status

The status of each product is indicated on the individual web pages and datasheets used the symbols shown below.

Symbol will be showed on Webpage / Datasheet / Box / case.
A summary of the implementation status for each ICP DAS product is provided in the latest
Product status report
Any questions, please contact with us.



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