The EU Restriction of the use of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive 2002/95/EC took effect in 2006. Its replacement, Directive 2011/65/EU (RoHS-II) entered into force in 2011. RoHS applies to certain electrical and electronic equipment that are put on the market in EU member countries. RoHS may authorize continued use of lead where no feasible alternatives are available.
EU REACH SVHC List
Regulation No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2006 on Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals entered into force on 1st June 2007. Substances are updated several times per year.
US Conflict Minerals
Section 1502 of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act (US HR-4173) requires companies that must report to the SEC to determine if tin, tantalum, tungsten or gold (3T&G) are necessary to the functionality or production of a product manufactured by that company and, if so, to report annually whether the 3T&G directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or an adjoining country.
California Proposition 65
California Proposition 65, the California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, is intended to protect drinking water sources from chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm, and to inform citizens about possible exposures to such chemicals.