RoHS Compliance Statement
September – 2020
There is a continual worldwide environmental movement away from the use of lead and other hazardous substances towards ‘non-toxic’ products. Added to this, there are now a series of worldwide initiatives that outline targets for electronic equipment re-use and recycling. In such initiatives, the use of hazardous materials, such as Lead, Mercury, Cadmium, Hexavalent Chromium and Polybrominated Biphenyls (PBB) or Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDE) are eliminated in order to reduce the risks to health and the environment.
Legislation directly affecting the electronic equipment industry was passed on February 13, 2003 by the European Commission in the WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) and RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) directives. Member states must ensure that by July 1 2006, new electrical and electronic equipment placed on the market does not contain lead or any of the restricted hazardous materials identified in the directives. Other countries such as Japan have adopted similar requirements.
ACME’s current product status as it relates to RoHS is as follows:
Standard Cataloged Fastening Products
ACME standard, cataloged fastening products meet the RoHS definition of an article as outlined above. Therefore, for these products, ACME is in compliance with RoHS and is not required to withdraw any product because of registration concerns. In addition, we have not been informed by any of our suppliers of any raw material withdrawals concerning these products.
Exceptions which contain in excess of 0.1% of article weight of a SVHC are listed below.
The following part numbers have a cadmium coating:
217-080XXX, 217-081XXX, 218-089XXX, 220-98XXX, and 225-022XXX.