European Union Directive 2011/65/EU—“Restriction on the use of certain Hazardous Substances” (RoHS)—restricts the use of lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, PBB (polybrominated biphenyls) and PBDE (polybrominated diphenyl ethers). Ergotron products are now made to be 100% RoHS compliant.
The People’s Republic of China has implemented its own RoHS requirements: Administration on the Control of Pollution caused by Electronic Information Products (ACPEIP). In its first phase of implementation, ACPEIP requires a label be applied to all affected electronic products indicating the product’s environmental protection use period, as well as listing the concentration of harmful materials in the manual. The allowed limits for harmful materials given in ACPEIP are much tighter than in the EU RoHS Directive. The standard is still under development and further requirements, including a catalog of specified products and their testing requirements have not yet been defined. Ergotron will monitor the development of this standard and maintain compliance as further requirements develop.
Ergotron products do not fall under the scope of the Japan Law for the Promotion of the Effective Utilization of Resources (J-MOSS or Japan RoHS). We are in compliance with the restricted material levels set forth in the legislation.
Ergotron verifies compliance with restricted materials regulations through testing of materials supplied by our vendors. Each supplier has been required to supply a declaration of conformity along with supporting laboratory analyses to verify compliance with hazardous material limits. In July 2007, Ergotron also began using an on-site RoHS tester at its China manufacturing facility, adding further assurance that Ergotron products are free from harmful substances like lead, mercury, etc.
Ergotron actively monitors the regulatory environment to remain aware of impending legislation that will impact its products. It is Ergotron’s position to be proactive in compliance with all applicable laws.