When and Where does it come into effect?
On the 1st July 2006, the RoHS Directive became effective to ban the introduction to the EU market of new electrical and electronic equipment containing more than agreed levels of 6 hazardous materials.
Which 6 hazardous materials?
Lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyl (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants.
Electrical and electronic tools -- Drills, saws, sewing machinesíK
Toys, leisure and sports equipment -- Electric trains or racing car sets, hand-held video game consolesíK
Automatic dispensers -- Automatic dispensers for hot or cold bottles or cans...
Electric light bulbs
Luminaries in households
How does WECL react to the new Directive?
WECL will do our best to offer products and components conformed to this Directive. However, during this transitional period, there are both RoHS compliant and non-compliant products existing in our catalogue. So we will distinguish them with special icons for the convenience of our customers:
Only RoHS compliant products available
Both RoHS compliant and non-compliant products available
These icons will appear on the detail page of each product whereas appropriate. If neither icon is displayed, there are only RoHS non-compliant choices available.
Customers can also click on the RoHS icon to display products with RoHS compliant choices on the category or search result pages.