Innovative Integration is committed to an environmental policy leading to a reduction in hazardous substances in our products. This is in compliance with European Community Directive 2002/95/EC, commonly referred to as RoHS or “Green Policy”, for electronic products. A formal compliance statement is available here.
In general, Innovative Integration products are within the test and measurement product exclusion for the regulations and are not currently subject to the RoHS directive until at least July, 2007. In the meantime, Innovative Integration is releasing RoHS compliant versions wherever possible in anticipation of our products becoming regulated.
UL - North American Product Safety Certification
Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is an independent product safety testing and certification organization. The UL Mark on a product means that it has been tested by UL and determined to meet UL's requirements. Products are also initially checked at the manufacturers' facility. Mark indicates compliance with U.S. (UL) and Canadian (CSA) safety standards such as, UL 61010-1 and CSA 61010-1.
EU RoHS - Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances
RoHS - The Innovative Integration RoHS marking symbolizes a product which is RoHS-compliant. II is releasing RoHS-compliant products as part of the II Hazardous Substances Reduction initiative. This II initiative is a voluntary program modeled after the European Union RoHS (2002/95/EC) directive, which restricts the use of lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) or polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) in new electrical and electronic equipment put on the market in the European Union. The RoHS directive applies to eight categories of electrical and electronic equipment but excludes products in Category 9, Monitoring and Control Instruments, under which II products fall.
WEEE - Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directives
In 2003, the European Parliament passed the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) directives to encourage the reuse, recycling, and recovery of WEEE and to improve the environmental performance of all operators involved in the life cycle of electrical and electronic equipment, especially those dealing with WEEE. Member states were required to adopt legislation by August 13, 2005. Innovative Integration is actively working with our European branch offices and subsidiaries to fully comply with these regulations as local legislation is passed. The regulations apply to all electrical and electronic equipment on the European Union market in that falls into any of 10 categories. Innovative Integration products fall under Category 9, Monitoring and Control Instruments.
II part numbers are identical as previously ordered with a “G” suffix added for RoHS Compliant Products. Products for delivery before 1 July, 2006 are not affected.
Some older products, most over 5 years old, cannot be offered in RoHS compliant versions because sole-source, unique electronic parts are not being offered by our suppliers. In these cases, the products are marked with the crossed-out trash bin logo, as required by the directive. Customers should dispose of these products as required by local laws.
In general, military applications are exempted from the EU law