NKK Switches Compliance
NKK Switches’ Compliance with EU-RoHS Environmental Standards & Substances
with respect to the six substances: Lead, Mercury, Cadmium, Hexavalent Chromium, Polybrominated Biphenyl and Polybrominated Diphenyl Ether, which was effective July 21, 2011. Furthermore, NKK has been working on compliance related to EU-RoHS directive (2015/863/EU) regarding Bis (2-Ethylhexyl) Phthalate, Butyl Benzyl Phthalate, Dibutyl Phthalate and Diisobutyl Phthalate, added on June 4, 2015.
We will continue to be environmentally conscious and meticulous, actively pursuing ways we can reduce harmful substances and providing eco-friendly products. We are grateful for our valued customers who have put their trust in us over the decades, and we are committed to not only provide outstanding quality and services, but to continue supplying environmentally safe products.
The EU-RoHS Directive restricts use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment to protect health and contribute to environmentally friendly recycling and disposal of those products.
(RoHS＝Restriction of Hazardous Substances)
Four additional substances were restricted in the (EU) 2015/863, an amended version of 2011/65/EU ANNEX II issued on March 31, 2015.
EU-RoHS Directive and ANNEX I, ANNEX II
The Six Restricted Substances
|Applicable Electrical and Electronic Equipment Categories||Directive 2011/65/EU ANNEXⅠ|
|The Four Added Restricted Substances||(EU)2015/863|
Categories of EEE covered by this Directive(ANNEXⅠ)
|No.||Categories of EEE covered by this Directive(ANNEXⅠ)|
|1||Large household appliances.|
|2||Small household appliances.|
|3||IT and telecommunications equipment.|
|6||Electrical and electronic tools.|
|7||Toys, leisure and sports equipment.|
|9||Monitoring and control instruments including industrial monitoring and control instruments.|
|11||Other EEE not covered by any of the categories above.|
Substances Restricted by the EU-RoHS Directive
The EU-RoHS Directive regulates the following six hazardous substances as well as the four hazardous substances added in ANNEX II.
Six Hazardous Substances Restricted by the EU-RoHS Directive (2011/65/EU)
|Lead (Pb)||1000 ppm|
|Mercury (Hg)||1000 ppm|
|Hexavalent Chromium (Cr6+)||1000 ppm|
|Polybrominated Biphenyls (PBB)||1000 ppm|
|Polybrominated Diphenyl Ether (PBDE)||1000 ppm|
Four Hazardous Substances Restricted by EU-RoHS Directive ANNEX II ((EU) 2015/863)
|Bis (2-Ethylhexyl) Phthalate (DEHP)||1000 ppm|
|Butyl Benzyl Phthalate (BBP)||1000 ppm|
|Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP)||1000 ppm|
|Diisobutyl Phthalate (DIBP)||1000 ppm|
NKK Switches’ Compliance with EU-RoHS
This Change Notice indicates that none of the listed substances regulated by the current EU-RoHS Directive
2015/863/EU exceeds the levels specified in the directive with the exemptions.
This change for the production of all standard switches and accessories will be effective July 22, 2019.
Contact No.352 16 Apr.2019
The CE marking
The CE marking applies to electrical equipment rather than to components installed into the equipment. (The marking signifies that products sold in the European Economic Area (EEA) have been determined to meet high safety, health and environmental protection requirements, and is recognized worldwide.)