RoHS & WEEE & Directives
As a leading company in our sector, you can be sure that we will not introduce any products to market which do not meet with relevant guidelines and laws. Similarly, we ensure all our business operations conform to European and national specifications, regulations and laws.
Requirements of RoHS2 Directives:
As of July 1st 2006, non-RoHS compatible CE products may no longer be brought to market. The EU’s RoHS Directive came into effect on January 2, 2013. This directive, among other things, regulates the transition period of RoHS exempt products. It definitively includes cables.
For all products within the scope of RoHS2 brought to market after July 1st 2006, we guarantee to our customers that, to the best of our knowledge, we have and will exclusively manufacture and introduce to market RoHS compatible products. For all products introduced after January 2nd, 2013, we offer a CE Declaration of Conformity which is available to you upon request and which covers the RoHS conformity.
Since a complete, analytical RoHS compliance review of all components and parts from all suppliers for each individual production run is almost completely impossible, the information we provide is based on our confidence in our suppliers and their RoHS declaration of conformity as well as on the RoHS test laboratory reports.
Please note that, for legal reasons, we have not released anything regarding this assurance exceeding the general RoHS declaration of conformity.
About the WEEE Directives:
What is WEEE?
New legislation introduced in the UK is intended to address the problems our environment faces with regards to waste electrical and electronic equipment commonly known as (WEEE).
How to identify WEEE?
Look for the crossed out wheelie bin logo on your goods, it means that the product is covered by the WEEE regulations and must be disposed of in a responsible manner.
What should you do with your old and broken WEEE products?
When you have finished with a WEEE product, please do not put it in your domestic waste bin as it will not be recycled. LINDY and our customers can help the environment by recycling old electrical and electronic equipment.
How to recycle your WEEE?
LINDY operates a like for like take back scheme, which means we will dispose of your WEEE waste product in an environmentally responsible manner at no cost to you. You must make sure that the product you return is clean and safe - i.e. no broken glass or sharp edges. We reserve the right to refuse products that are not presented in a clean and safe manner.
Because we operate business to consumer via our website it will be necessary for you to post the item back to us. Simply contact us quoting your new purchase order number and a description of the item to be recycled by either telephoning our WEEE returns department on 01642 754040 or by e-mailing email@example.com. We can then make sure that the product you intend to return is suitable for recycling.
If you are purchasing a new product from our sales counter you can simply return your WEEE waste product at the same time.
LINDY Electronics UK is a registered producer under the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (2002/96/EC) with registration number WEE/EK0085VZ
REACH Directive – Chemicals Regulation
The EU Chemicals Regulation REACH directive stipulates an information obligation we need to fulfil in case products we supply contain more than 0.1% by weight SVHC (Substances of Very High Concern).
The list of these substances, the candidate list, is continually revised by the EU. At the time of writing (17th December 2015), it includes 168 substances or substance groups.
Please note that REACH does not represent a ban for any products distributed by LINDY, but rather exclusively constitutes an information obligation.
As soon as product relevant information is available to us, we will notify the supply chain of the concerned products according to the REACH guidelines.
General Information: For cables which are produced in China it cannot be assumed that the quality of the raw materials remains identical from production batch to production batch. We highlight that in PVC cables, it is possible that SVHC substances may unintentionally be contained in concentrations above 0.1% by weight. This especially applies to the following substances which are typically found in PVC Cables:
- PVC softener, e.g. DEHP, CAS No. 117-81-7
- Alkane / SCCP (Short Chain Chlorinated Paraffins, softener, flame protection), CAS No. 85535-84-8
- Phthalate (softener), e.g. CAS No. 84-69-5
This applies not only to stand-a-lone PVC cables, but also to PVC cables which are permanently attached to equipment or supplied as an in box accessory.
Not affected by this general issue are Halogen-Free cables and cables explicitly named as non-PVC, such as PU/PE.
More information can be found at:
Further information regarding the supply of products under REACH can be found here:
The expert opinion of LINDY-Elektronik GmbH [a limited liability company], and LINDY International Ltd. on the use of conflict materials
The American (Dodd-Frank Act) Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act has been in effect since July 2010. First and foremost, this reform serves the US financial market rights. It details the disclosure and reporting obligations for companies publicly traded in the US regarding the use of certain raw materials which originate from the Democratic Republic of Congo or their neighbouring nations. These “conflict materials,” are tantalum, tin, gold and tungsten. The goal is to contain the handling of “conflict materials” which originate from the mines in these countries and the financing of the local armed conflicts. These disclosure obligations must first take place by May 31, 2014 for products which were manufactured in the year 2013.
LINDY-Elektronik GmbH, LINDY Electronics Ltd and LINDY International Ltd. are not subject to the registration and disclosure obligations of the Dodd-Frank Act.
Even so, we are striving to support our customers directly affected by the Dodd-Frank Act. At the moment, it is not possible for us to make a practical statement due to complex supply chains; nevertheless, we are concerned about fair handling with our suppliers.
Furthermore, a decision of the Federal Court of Justice of the District of Columbia has existed since April 14, 2014 which nullifies a portion of the “Security and Exchange Commission” regulation on disclosure obligations (opinion of the court)
The impact the decision will have on the demands and the implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act and, consequently, on indirectly affected European companies have yet to be seen.
Therefore, we appreciate your understanding that in this current situation we have not filled out a questionnaire or are able to complete entries in the corresponding customer portal. We ensure you that we will earnestly pursue this topic further and will remain in contact.