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ALLCONN RoHS Policies Questions and Answers

RoHS Compliance Information - October 31, 2005

This page is intended to answer most questions from our customers, partners, and distributors about compliance of ALLCONN products with the following European Directives:
- Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)
- Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS).

We believe this will expedite information to you and, hopefully, answer all of your questions. To comply with the European Directive 2002/95/EC (RoHS) limiting the use of certain materials, we are ensuring that our RoHS compliant components meet the Standard by Dec. 31, 2005 of less than "0.1% by weight per homogeneous material for lead, hexavalent chromium, mercury, PBB and PBDE and 0.01% by weight and per homogeneous material for cadmium".

This will be done 6 months before the European Community requirement.

Please check our web site for updated information.

Several inquiries regarding our transition process need to be addressed:

Will there be changes in part numbering?
Yes.The part numbers for products that are RoHS compliant will have a letter "Z" at the end of the part number.

Will there be any designation on the parts / packaging to indicate RoHS compliance?
Yes, on the packaging. The box packaging will be labeled accordingly with an "RoHS Compliant" logo. By use of the RoHS Compliant logo, it is understood that the presence of each of the "hazardous" substances is in reduced amounts, below their proposed maximum concentration values (MCV).

When are ALLCONN products expected to be fully compliant?
March 31st, 2006

If I was informed that a series is already RoHS compliant, when can I start ordering it?
If it has been confirmed that the products you purchase are already available as RoHS compliant, you can begin ordering it right away; We DO NOT automatically assume to order and ship RoHS compliant products even if they are available for that series.

I don't know if the products I would like to order are compliant. How do I find out? Who do I contact? What if I need them to be compliant at an earlier date?
If you would like to know if a product conforms to RoHS standards, submit a request to our Sales Department. We will advise if it meets the RoHS requirements. In case you need any ALLCONN products complying with RoHS at an earlier date, we will check your requirements in detail to assess if it is possible to produce the product by special manual manufacturing or suggest an alternative.

Can I purchase a Non-RoHS compliant product from ALLCONN after July 1st, 2006?
Yes. Since not all companies are interested in buying RoHS products, we
will support the Non- RoHS products in the future. But, on many of our
product lines, quantities will be limited to the existing stock.

ALLCONN is making a strong effort to see that the transition to environmentally friendly products is efficient, while working to meet the needs of our customers. As always we sincerely appreciate your continued use of our products and look forward to many years of our mutually beneficial relationship.

- RoHS Definition provided by Wikipedia


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