RoHS Compliance Statements
Farnell element14’s policy is only to designate a product as RoHS compliant when we are confident that the product is fully compliant. We use a simple “Yes” and “No” designation on our web site and the meaning of these designations is as follows:
No RoHS Designation
Products that are outside the scope of the RoHS legislation and products for which we do not have enough information from our suppliers to confidently confirm their RoHS compliance status have no designation on our web site. Customers that wish to purchase a RoHS compliant version of any product that is not designated as RoHS compliant YES should contact our sales office or check available alternatives on our web site as we may be able to provide a suitable product from our extensive range.
We are proactively collecting data from our suppliers on the presence of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) in their products. Where the supplier confirms that a product contains an SVHC above the threshold level of 0.1% by weight, that fact is highlighted against the relevant product, the SVHC is identified and the safety data sheet and safe use information is provided for our customers.
Where the supplier has confirmed that a product does not contain any SVHC above the threshold level, that product is marked as “SVHC no” along with the date at which this statement is made. Where new SVHCs have been added after the date referred to in respect of a product, we are not able to confirm the absence of the additional SVHCs until we have an updated confirmation from the supplier.
Where a product has neither designation, this indicates that we have yet to receive confirmation from the supplier of whether or not the product contains an SVHC above the threshold level. This position will be updated as soon as the information is provided by the supplier.
AUTOMATED SAFE USE DATA SERVICE
In addition, Farnell element14 now offers an automated REACH Safe Use Data service. Whenever any customer places an order for a product which contains any one of the current REACH Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs), any available Safe Use Data is automatically emailed to them along with their order acknowledgement. In addition, if there are any subsequent changes to the Safe Use Data, the most up-to-date version will be automatically emailed to any customer who has ordered the related product within the last 12 months.
To find out how to access our free REACH Safe Use Data, click here.