Health and Safety
REACH (EC 1907/2006)
Centon Electronic supports the objectives of REACH, which is to improve the European Union’s chemical regulatory system, and to protect the health and safety of the public, and the environment.
REACH is the European Union’s chemical regulation that went into effect in June of 2007 and should be completely phased in by 2018. Manufacturers and importers of chemical substances in excess of 1 ton per year in the EU (European Union) are required to register these substances. Centon Electronics, does not import, supply, or produce any substances on the REACH SVHC list, and therefore no obligation of registration applies.
Centon is currently RoHS compliant and complies with RoHS and Centon certifies those components used in manufacturing of the Lead Free parts are Pb-free and meets the current Directive 2002/95/EC, aka Restriction of Hazardous Substance Directive. Please note that Centon’s RoHS Compliant product does contain electronic ceramic passive parts that may use lead-oxide which are exempt from Directive 2002/95/EC – reference, Article 4, Section 2 and Section 7 of the Annex.
The following metals are not used in the manufacturing process of Centon's RoHS complaint products:
- Lead (Pb)
- Mercury (Hg)
- Hexavalant Chromine (CrVl)
- Cadminum (Ca)
- Poly-broinated bi-Phenol (PBB)
- Poly-brominated di-Phenol Ether (PBDE)
- Decabromodiphenyl Ether – (DecaBDE)
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive (2002/96/EC)
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive is a European law that went into effect on 13th of August 2004. The WEEE Directive is designed to encourage and regulate the collection, reuse, recycling and recovery of waste electrical and electronic equipment, for which it sets targets. This directive aims to improve our environment, reduce risks to human health through the proper treatment of discarded goods. The necessity of recycling these items and preventing them going to landfill is well set out in an EEB (European Environmental Bureau) report.Centon praises this EU move, which enhances the world we all live in, and is taking the necessary steps to be in full compliance to this directive.