RoHS, WEEE, and Environmental Programs
EICC Conflicting Minerals
All Transition Networks products are available for shipment in compliance with the European Union Commission Decision of August 18, 2005, Directive 2002/95/EC on the Reduction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS), which took effect on July 1, 2006.
The RoHS 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.
The RoHS Directive allows a lead-in-solder exemption for telecommunication products and Transition Networks will be taking this exemption. Our component vendors and sub-contract manufacturers are continuing to remove lead from the entire process whereby this exemption will no longer be required.
There is no change in the model number or ordering procedure.
Waste Electronic Equipment (WEEE)
Transition Networks 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. Transition Networks will continue to monitor the development of new legislation and implement any new requirements
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