WEEE and RoHS
This information is being provided in an effort to assist EpiSensor customers who are researching the impact of the European Union’s RoHS and WEEE directives on their business. The directives referred to in this correspondence are Directive 2002/95/EC dated 1/27/03 for RoHS, and Directive 2002/96/EC dated 1/27/03 for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE).
This information is based on our current understanding. It is the responsibility of EpiSensor customers to determine how the RoHS and WEEE directives apply to their own products, or products that incorporate EpiSensor products. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions about how the WEEE and the RoHS directives apply to EpiSensor products.
Here are some useful links with more detail:
The WEEE directive is intended to prevent waste consisting of electrical and electronic equipment from being introduced to the waste stream, and places the responsibility for disposal, and/or recycling of WEEE on its producer. The WEEE directive also defines 10 product categories for differentiating electrical and electronic equipment covered by it and the RoHS directive. From August 2018, the number of product categories will reduce from 10 to 6. As of the directive’s effective date of August 13, 2005, all applicable EpiSensor products are labeled with the WEEE-approved recycle bin marking (see below).
Products purchased from an EpiSensor distribution partner should be returned to that partner for disposal. For detailed information on the WEEE directive, please visit:
EpiSensor certifies that all of its products are RoHS compliant. All products conform to the Recast RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Union’s Restriction on Use of Hazardous Substances in Monitoring and Control Instruments (including Industrial Monitoring and Control Instruments).
All products produced by EpiSensor Ltd. are to the best of our knowledge in conformity of REACH. This declaration is based on the fact that EpiSensor is a manufacturer of Articles, our understanding of the REACH Directive, and the ECHA Guidance document entitled “Guidance on Requirements for Substances in Articles”, dated 1 April 2011.
This declaration is based upon the following:
- Products produced and sold by EpiSensor are regarded as Articles, not substances or Preparations.
- Products produced and sold by EpiSensor contain either no or less than 0.1 % (mass percentage) Substances or Preparations of Very High Concern.
- EpiSensor does not produce or sell products containing a total of more than 1 t/a Substances or Preparations of Very High Concern.
- The substances or Preparations contained in Articles manufactured by EpiSensor are not intended to be released during normal and reasonably foreseeable conditions of use.
- The list of SVHC (Substances of Very High Concern) currently contains 168 items (last updated 23 March 2016) listed on the ECHA website (http://echa.europa.eu/web/guest/candidate-list-table). This list will be monitored regularly by EpiSensor.
To our knowledge the information provided is true and correct, and EpiSensor is not required to take any further actions under REACH. EpiSensor bases its material content knowledge partly on information provided by third parties, and has taken, and continues to take, commercially reasonable steps to provide representative and accurate information.
This statement will be modified as needed to reflect any change in SVHC Substance or Preparation content in our products.
This statement was last updated on the 4th December 2017