Product Category

Product Category

The following product categories are impacted under the RoHS Directive:

1.Large household appliances: refrigerators, washers, stoves, air conditioners
2. Small household appliances: vacuum cleaners, hair dryers, coffee makers, irons
3. Computing & communications equipment: computers, printers, copiers, phones
4.Consumer electronics: TVs, DVD players, stereos, video cameras
5.Lighting: lamps, lighting fixtures, light bulbs
6.Power tools: drills, saws, nail guns, sprayers, lathes, trimmers, blowers
7.Toys and sports equipment: videogames, electric trains, treadmills
8.Automatic dispensers: vending machines, ATM machines

De System can help determine your environmental compliance requirements and work with you to ensure that your compliance program is effective, is utilizing best practices, reducing risk, and is maintaining the quality and reliability assurance that your products are expected to meet. We can also ensure that your activities are aligned with upcoming standards supporting environmental legislation and to provide your input to these standards organizations as needed.

The following products are currently exempted from RoHS compliance:

1. Large stationary industrial tools
2. Control and monitoring equipment
3. National security use and military equipment
4. Medical devices
5. Some light bulbs and some batteries
6. Spare parts for electronic equipment in the market before July 1, 2006.

Substance Examples
Lead Tin-lead coatings, low temperature brazing alloys (SnPb), thermal stabilizers of PVC (lead stearate...), yellow pigments for polymers (lead chromate)…
Mercury Mercury whetted relays
Cadmium Coatings (with hexavalent chromium passivation), high temperature brazing alloys (ex Ag-Cu-Zn-Cd…), thermal stabilizers of PVC (cadmium stearate...), yellow pigments for polymers (cadmium sulfide),
Hexavalent Chromium Passivations of zinc, copper, alloys of aluminium, silver, galvanized sheet steel
Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) Flame retardant, cables, plastics
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) Flame retardant, cables, plastics, ABS
  • Octa-BDE (Octabromodiphenyl ether) Polybrominated diphenol ether (PBDE)
  • Penta-BDE (Pentabromodiphenyl ether) Pol