DIRECTIVE 2002/95/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL
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).

Kentec 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.

Most 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.

It 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 service.

DIRECTIVE 2002/96/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL
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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