Restrictions of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) and RoHS II Directive (Recast – 2011/65/EU)
Since July 2006, EU Member States have to ensure that new electrical and electronic items placed on the market do not contain any of the hazardous substances numerated in ROHS II.
The maximum concentration values are the followings:
- Lead (0,1%)
- Cadmium (0,01%)
- Mercury (0,1%)
- Hexavalent chromium (0,1%)
- Polybrominated biphensyl (PBB) (0,1%)
- Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) (0,1%)
At GE we pay special attention to the compliance of our products with the regulations and thus follow the obligatory requirements set up in the RoHS II Directive:
- Draw up technical documentation and conduct a strict control of production;
- CE declaration of conformity (DoC) and CE mark on the finished products.
- mercury concentration in
- Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL) has been reduced in 2005 and in 2012,
- Linear Fluorescent Lamps (LFL) has been lowered in 2011,
- lead content in components of Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL) has been eliminated in 2005,
- use of PBB and PBDE has been stopped in 2005.
GE designers, besides following the regulation changes, are constantly reducing our products' environmental footprint with the aim of completely eliminating the use of the above listed substances.