On 6 July 2006, the European Union adopted the “Restriction on Use of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment” (RoHS) EU Directive 2002/95/CE. This directive establishes the following maximum limits on restricted materials, with certain exemptions:
- 1000 ppm of lead, mercury, hexavalent chromium, PBB and PBDE
- 100 ppm of cadmium
QuickLabel Systems and Astro-Med, Inc. achieved full compliance with RoHS directives for all label printer and associated electronic devices sold in Europe in the winter of 2007.
QuickLabel Systems and Astro-Med, Inc. do not intentionally introduce any restricted materials into our label and tag products or our ink products such as thermal transfer ribbons and toners. Based on our knowledge of our manufacturing conditions, laboratory testing of our products, and information from our suppliers, it is expected that any incidental levels of restricted materials that might be found in these products will be well below the stated limits.