We were informed at a recent BIS Environmental Regulations Road Show that no label denoting RoHS compliance shall be allowed other than CE marking. Labels like those below will in fact become illegal to use from January 1st 2013.
If we currently use such a label on your products, including sub–assemblies we shall be phasing their use out; without any further notice.
The reason given for this statement is RoHS compliance, will from January 1st 2013, be encompassed within your products CE compliance. If a product already has a CE mark to indicate that it is compliant under another directive, such as the Machinery Directive or the Low Voltage Directive, you do not need to add one for RoHS. Instead you will be required to update the declaration of conformity (DoC) and technical documentation to reflect RoHS compliance.
The responsibility for compliance to the latest directive falls upon the producer. Under the definitions of the directive this, in most cases, is you our customer. It is therefore critical that you check your products compliance and inform us of any changes you may require. More information, including a decision tree can be found at the BIS website http://www.bis.gov.uk/nmo/enforcement/rohs-home and you can contact the National Measurements Office for help and assistance.
In any case in accordance with Arrowvale Electronics’ environmental initiatives to preserve the earth's resources, to protect our natural surroundings and to meet the new requirements of RoHS Recast (RoHS 2), which in 2019 includes Category 11 for "other electrical and electronic equipment" not covered by any of the other categories (i.e. a catch all). We shall phase in, unless we have already done so, changing to lead–free RoHS compliant solders for all your products. We will take this action without further notice unless we receive a written instruction from you not to do so.