2002/95/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF
Restriction of the use of hazardous
substances in electrical and electronic equipment.
The above directive requires that European Member
States shall ensure that, from 1 July 2006,
new electrical and electronic equipment put
on the market does not contain lead, mercury,
cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated
biphenyls (PBB) or polybrominated diphenyl ethers(PBDE).
Electronics Limited are reviewing and modifying
manufacturing procedures to ensure that our
production processes will be free of these substances
before the above date to ensure compliance.
component manufacturers are producing components
that are compliant already and some are taking
this opportunity to rationalize their product
ranges. In some cases, this rationalization
process involves making parts used by Kentec
obsolete. Kentec Electronics are assessing the
likely impact of any such obsolescence on the
continued production of currently available
and newly designed products.
remains the policy of Kentec Electronics Limited,
to continue to supply spare and replacement
parts for as much of our product range as we
can for as long as it is within our power to
do so. Regrettably, if parts for spares and
repairs are no longer available then in some
cases we may not be in a position to offer this
2002/96/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF
Waste electrical and electronic equipment.
The Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment
directive is due to come into force in all EU
countries by August 13th 2005. The UK Government
has delayed implementation until January 2006.
Kentec are well advanced with plans to comply
with the directive and because we trade with
EU countries, who have implemented the directive
we are already marking product with the required
“crossed out wheelie bin” symbol
shown above left.
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