Reduction of Hazardous Substances
RoHS Directive 2020/95/EC
Metrodata's products are supplied in accordance with the European Union Commission Decision of 18th August 2005, Directive 2020/95/EC on the Reduction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS), which took effect on 1st July 2006. Product part numbers and order codes remain unaffected.
The RoHS Directive prohibits the sale into the European Union of electronic equipment containing certain amounts of lead, mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs) and polybrominated diphenylethers (PBDEs). Their maximum contents are defined at a maximum concentration value of less than 0.1% by weight in homogenous material. An additional substance, cadmium, is restricted to 0.01% in homogenous material.
The RoHS Directive allows exemptions for the continued use of lead-in-solder in networking infrastructure equipment, and Metrodata will be utilising this exemption where appropriate. We are working closely with our component suppliers & sub-contract manufacturers to remove lead from the entire process whereby this exemption will no longer be required.