CyberPower Commits to Comply with RoHS / WEEE Directive
Most areas of the world are gearing up to enforce new environmental regulations that govern the manufacture and disposal of products that include all electronic components. First up is Europe. The European Union's Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive took effect in August of 2005, and the Restriction on Hazardous Substances (RoHS) will be enforced starting in July 1st, 2006. RoHS has caused reverberations around the world. CyberPower has established the branch office in Netherlands & Russia and has concentrated on EU market for many years. Of course we have been ready for RoHS and WEEE now!
What's RoHS? (RoHS Directive (2002/95/EC))
The Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS) Directive was passed into law by the European Union (E.U.). It affects manufacturers, sellers, distributors and recyclers of electrical and electronic equipment containing lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chrome, polybrominated biphenyl (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE). After July 1, 2006 the use of these materials will be banned in all products for Europe. The RoHS Directive complements the WEEE Directive.
What's WEEE? (WEEE Directive (2002/96/EC))
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE) apply to companies that manufacture, sell, distribute, recycle or treat electrical and electronic equipment and to consumers in the E.U. It covers all household appliances, IT equipment, radio and audio equipment, electrical tools and telecommunications equipment.
The Directive aims to reduce the waste arising from electrical and electronic equipment and to improve the environmental performance of all those involved in the life cycle of these products.
CyberPower always insists on producing the highest quality, highest performing, and most compatible products. We ensure our reputation for producing the best devices through extensive performance and compatibility testing, in addition to highly advanced manufacturing processes and procedures. Undoubtedly, we are firmly committed to supporting our customers to be RoHS compliant by the time this directive comes into effect on July 1st, 2006. To this end, we have completed a comprehensive lead-free-solder reliability analysis and have worked very closely with our vendor base to obtain RoHS-compliant components. Lead-Free CyberPower products are available right now based on order requirements and material availability. Customers with specific requirements may consult our sales representatives.
CyberPower is dedicated to maintaining a safe and clean environment, but our efforts are not just limited to the bare product. We have also taken great care to ensure the product box, all types of packing material, plastic box handles, ink, and all other material used to process and ship our products, meets the RoHS guidelines.