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Technobox Statements Regarding Directives and/or Regulations for RoHS, WEEE, REACH and Conflict Minerals

The following summarizes our commitment to key directives and/or regulatory requirements that have been put in force by assorted government and non-government organizations in order to identify and control various elements and compounds of concern at all stages of a product's life cycle -- from sourcing raw materials to disposing of finished products.

 
RoHS and WEEE
Technobox is committed to meeting RoHS requirements. The company has been working with our suppliers to identify environmentally-friendly components and methods that will satisfy RoHS, starting with the substitution of lead-free components for existing products. As used herein, lead-free implies compliance with RoHS requirements.
In support of the RoHS and WEEE Directives, Technobox:
Will produce lead-free versions of existing products, provided all parts used in existing products are obtainable with reasonable lead times, pricing, packaging, and minimum quantity requirements from component suppliers.

Will consider redesigning products to adhere to the Directives if an existing product cannot be directly converted to lead-free manufacturing. Customers may need to make changes to their implementation (software, etc.) in order to use such redesigned products.  

Will assign new 4-digit orderable part numbers for lead-free products. (Part numbers for existing products that contain lead will remain unchanged.) Changes to internal databases have been made to accommodate products that contain lead and those that are lead free. 

May charge a premium for lead-free products as required to offset additional recurring and non-recurring costs incurred to support the Directives.

Will eventually require a signed waiver with each order for products containing lead. Customers assume all responsibility for the use and disposition of products. 

Where possible, new product designs will be manufactured to comply with the RoHS Directive and likely will not be available in versions that contain lead.

Will implement inspection techniques to verify vendor claims that components supplied to Technobox are lead-free. These techniques may include: chemical analysis, laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS), and vendor’s product labeling.
As the industry as a whole moves toward RoHS compliance, there will be a transition period during which Technobox will have to maintain both traditional leaded and lead-free products to accommodate customers. Technobox will clearly mark RoHS compliant products with a distinctive label (e.g., CONTAINS NO LEAD or LEAD-FREE) or an equivalent notice. Internationally recognized icons will be used as practicable.
Technobox produces both lead-free and leaded assemblies and has established processes that assure goods are manufactured and handled accordingly, including appropriate processing, hadnling, and labeling. Separate rework stations are maintained for both lead-containing and lead-free products.
***** PDF version of Technobox RoHS and WEEE Policy *****
DIRECTIVES 2011/65/EU (RoHS2) and 2012/19/EU (WEEE)

DIRECTIVES 2002/95/EC (RoHS1) and 2002/96/EC (WEEE)
 
REACH
To the best of our knowledge, articles produced by Technobox do not contain any of the REACH Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC), as specified in the Candidate List published by ECHA (European Chemical Agency). Furthermore, Technobox articles are not intended to release any substances under normal and reasonably foreseeable conditions of use. Upon request we will provide a qualified response to satisfy an immediate request for a REACH compliance statement. Technobox is not required to register with ACHA
EU Regulation - REACH consolidated version - 17 April 2013

European Chemical Agency (ECHA) - Substance Identification

European Chemical Agency (ECHA) - Substance Candidate List
 
Conflict Minerals
 
United States Securities and Exchange Commission - Conflict Minerals - 17 CFR Parts 240 and 249b

United States Public Law 111-203 - Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act

United States District Court for DC - Civil Action No. 13-cv-635 (RLW) - Ruling Upholding Section 1502 Conflict Minerals of Dodd-Frank

Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) - Summary of Final SEC Regulations for Conflict Minerals

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) - Due Diligence Guide

The Conflict-free Sourcing Initiative - Reasonable Practices to Identify Sources of Conflict
 


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