EU Directive 2002/95/EC on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS) and EU Directive 2002/96/EC on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE).
These Directives, approved by the European Commission on 27th January 2003, regulate the disposal of waste electrical and electronic equipment and stipulate maximum values for certain substances.
The Directives have already been implemented in some EU Member States but in others are still in the legislative phase.
The electrical devices we supply belong to category 9 (monitoring and control instruments), where they are classified as devices for professional users (B2B).
This category is excluded from the substance restrictions outlined in the RoHS Directive. Nevertheless, Douglas Instruments will adhere to the legal limits for new products, where technically feasible.
The WEEE Directive obliges the manufacturer to apply the crossed-out wheeled bin symbol and a black bar to all equipment delivered after the 13/08/2005. This symbol has therefore been applied to our products.
The various national implementations of the Directive suggest regulations governing the proper disposal of equipment will vary.
Please contact us or the relevant authorities in your country should you have any queries.