All Suttle products are available for shipment in compliance with the European Union Commission Decision of June 8, 2011, Directive 2011/65/EU on the Reduction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS 2.0), which took effect on January 2, 2013. This declaration also includes the addition of four phthalates according to Directive 2015/863/EU (RoHS 2.1), enacted June 4, 2015. A total of 10 hazardous substances are included under RoHS 2.1.
The RoHS2 Directive prohibits the sale into the European Union of electronic equipment containing certain amounts of lead, mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs) and polybrominated diphenylethers (PBDEs). Their maximum contents are defined at a maximum concentration value of less than 0.1% by weight in homogenous material. An additional substance, cadmium, is restricted to 0.01% in homogenous material.
REACH SVHC-197 Statement
Waste Electronic Equipment (WEEE)
Suttle is also working to implement the WEEE recycling program with its partners in the EU. The WEEE directive addresses the problem of product recycling products and requires product to be labeled to identify participation in the program. The EU approved “double-crossed wheelie bin” symbol will affixed to the product, and recycling instructions included in the user’s manual.
While the RoHS and WEEE directives are limited to the European Union other countries are considering similar legislation. Suttle will continue to monitor the development of new legislation and implement any new requirements