BaySpec, Inc. RoHS/ Environmental Position Statement
EU RoHS 2 refers to Directive 2011/65/EU on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (EEE). It replaced the first EU RoHS directive 2002/95/EC (RoHS 1) and entered into force on 21 July 2011.
Like RoHS 1, RoHS 2 restricts the use of certain hazardous substances (lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls, polybrominated diphenyl ethers) in electrical and electronic equipment (EEE). Compared to RoHS 1, RoHS 2 not only expanded the scope of products covered, but also imposed new obligations on EEE manufacturers to prepare EU declaration of conformity and affix CE markings on finished products.
RoHS Directive (EU) 2015/863 amends the recast Directive 2011/65/EU (EU RoHS 2) to add four substances to the original six restricted substances. These Directives are intended to help protect the environment and consumers from known hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. The restriction on the additional four substances went into effect July 22, 2019 for all electrical and electronic equipment other than categories 8 and 9. Categories 8 and 9 restrictions will go into effect July 22, 2021. Category 8 covers medical devices. Category 9 covers monitoring and control instruments including industrial monitoring and control instruments.
BaySpec is committed to making sure its products comply with the RoHS Directive. In response to the RoHS Directive, BaySpec had redesigned certain products to remove listed hazardous substances making those products RoHS compliant. BaySpec recognizes that these Directives represent a significant change in material requirements for components and certainly for the telecommunications and electronics industries as a whole.
It is BaySpec’s policy to limit, and to a great extent avoid, the use of hazardous substances in the design and manufacturing of its products. In response to the EU’s Directives, BaySpec has developed and deployed programs to facilitate compliance with the RoHS Directive.
The following products are now RoHS compliant:
- IntelliGuard™ Optical Channel Performance Monitors
- WaveCapture™ FBG Integration Analyzers
- SuperGamut™ UV, Visible and NIR Spectrometers
- Nunavut™ Camera/Detectors
- DeepView™ Spectral Domain OCT Spectral Engines
- MiniLite™ Narrowband and Wideband Light Sources