Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (or RoHS) is a directive of the European Union concerning the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.

 

TelcoBridges and RoHS

TelcoBridges endorses the action taken by the European Union in Directive 2002/95/EC concerning the Restriction on Hazardous Substances (RoHS).

Our products meet the requirements of the European Union's RoHS Directive (2002/95/EC).

TelcoBridges’ network monitoring products and TelcoBridges’ telecom products (see Tdev and Tmedia) are considered to be part of category 3 “IT and telecommunications equipment” and are therefore subject to RoHS except for “lead in solders for servers, storage array systems, network infrastructure equipment for switching, signaling, transmission as well as network management for telecommunications”, as indicated by section 7 within the annex to the RoHS directive.

We are working with our suppliers and partners to ensure that the solder used to produce our products is RoHS compliant. TelcoBridges is actively researching and assessing the impacts to product quality, long-term reliability and product performance as they relate to the elimination of environmentally significant substances defined within the RoHS directive.

 

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) - Product Recycling

In support of our environmental goals, TelcoBridges offers a formal product take-back and recycling program in Europe that complies with the European Union Directive 2002/96/EC on waste electrical and electronics equipment (“WEEE Directive”).

Equipment that is returned through this program will be handled in an environmentally safe manner using processes that comply with the WEEE directive requirements. Please contact us for further information.

 

Batteries

Batteries in use in TelcoBridges products are Lithium, button cell batteries, which comply with Directive 2006/66/EC, avoiding the use of hazardous content such as cadmium and mercury.