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. 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 is required to supply a declaration of conformity along with supporting laboratory analyses to verify compliance with hazardous material limits. Ergotron also performs RoHS testing, adding further assurance that Ergotron products are free from harmful substances like lead, mercury, etc.
Ergotron is at this time fully compliant with the European Union EC 1907/2006 REACH regulation. We have not identified any specific safety concerns with any articles provided by Ergotron. We continue to maintain compliance with the directive by working with our suppliers to monitor and report if necessary the presence of any substances listed in the European Chemicals Agency’s Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) in any of our products. We intend to continue monitoring our supplier’s materials and their compliance with the REACH directive and implement requirements in our new product design process to minimize or eliminate the use of SVHCs.
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.