RoHS and WEEE Statement
Legislation that affects the manufacture and disposal of electrical and electronic products.
This is to set out Crawford, Hansford and Kimbers (CH&K) position in respects of two pieces of European legislation which are now encompassed in UK law.
I) Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS).
EU Directive 2002/95/EC
II) Waste of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE).
EU Directive 2002/96/EC.
The former applies to all sales after the 1st July 2006 and the latter requires registration/action of relevant parties by 1st June 2006. Removal to trace levels of 6 substances (lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium and brominated flame retardants PBB and PBDE) is required.
The transition by the electrical and electronics industry to RoHS complaint components will have implications for manufacturing process, design and warranties.
CH&K have been working on environmental issues in electronics manufacture for some seven years and are carrying out specific work in connection with customer printed circuit boards.
Our current position is that we will:
1. By December 2005, CH&K will be ready to produce, purchase and stock compliant sub-assemblies to the extent that proprietary components for manufacture are available, approved and warranted.
2. Keep track of our individual customers compliant components, plan an orderly change over for them and co-operate with any further tests required.
3. Work with our customers to revise Specifications and Bills of Materials where necessary.
4. Provide facilities to take back (under the WEEE legislation) relevant waste electrical and electronic products.
We now have the capability and specific people resources to effect this transition.
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