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Hazardous Element Detection Application - RoHS/WEEE/CPSA
What is ROHS? - Restriction of Hazardous Substances
Working in partnership with the policy lead at the new Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), NMO is the UK Enforcement Authority for the Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2008 (the “RoHS Regulations”). These Regulations implement EU Directive 2002/95 which bans the placing on the EU market of new electrical and electronic equipment containing more than agreed levels of lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyl (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants. Manufacturers need to understand the requirements of the RoHS Directive to ensure that their products, and their components, comply.RoHS Website
What is WEEE? - Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive
WEEE stands for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment. WEEE mandates free recycling of electrical and electronic equipment throughout the EU. The consumer pays nothing at the point of collection. The manufacturer pays for all costs associated with collection, transportation, and recycling. In addition, recyclers must be informed of the material content of many items. The producer must also mark all affected products with the WEEE symbol, defined in Annex IV of the directive.WEEE Website
What is CPSA? - Consumer Product Safety Act of 2008
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard or can injure children. The CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.CPSIA Website
Why must these elements be tested?
These elements must be tested because they may be hazardous to your health when exposed for periods of time. When children are playing with toys, they usually put it in their mouths and this can be dangerous.