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 2 (2011/65/EU)

On July 1, 2006, the European Union (EU) Member States had to ensure that new electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) placed on the market did not contain lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) or polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) as per the original RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) Directive (2002/95/EC). Under this directive, exemptions were allowed to be used with some specific conditions.

On June 8, 2011, the EU released the recast of the RoHS directive (2011/65/EU, RoHS 2). Under this revision, the RoHS directive is considered a CE Marking directive. Additionally, some exemptions were discontinued and considered expired as of January 2, 2013.

On January 2, 2013, the EU Member States had to adopt and publish the laws and administrative provisions necessary to comply with the RoHS 2 directive.

As a result, Telcobridges has taken the appropriate measures to meet the requirements of the RoHS 2 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.