Lascar's products conform to the Recast Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS 2) Directive 2011/65/EU ensuring their impact on the environment is minimised. Lascar also conforms to the WEEE directive for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment and is registered with the UK Environment Agency. Lascar is also registered with an approved compliance scheme for placing batteries and products with batteries on the market.
See below for further details on these directives:
Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS 2) Directive
The Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive 2011/65/EC of the European Parliament stipulates that certain hazardous substances must not be present above defined levels in products. Lascar works with the entire supply chain (not just immediate suppliers) to ensure that all products comply with this directive.
How can I tell if a part delivered by Lascar is RoHS compliant?
All Lascar products are compliant. As RoHS 2 is now part of the CE compliance scheme, we do not mark our products separately as being RoHS compliant but CE mark all products in scope.
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment or WEEE directive ensures that any product marked with the WEEE logo is separated from other waste streams to ensure that it is recycled in an environmentally sound manner.
Any product defined as 'finished' is subject to WEEE regulations. A finished product is defined by three criteria:
- A product with a housing i.e. not an OEM component or sub-assembly.
- A product either with an intelligent interface; RS232, PS/2 or USB or one that can operate on a stand-alone basis, i.e. independent of a host.
- A product that is dependent on an electric current to work properly.
All Lascar Electronics products that meet the above criteria are marked with the above WEEE logo. Any product not marked with the WEEE logo should be disposed of in normal waste streams as per current practice.
Under the U.K. implementation of the WEEE directive the following definitions apply:-
Historic WEEE - Goods shipped before 15h August 2005.
New WEEE - Goods shipped with the WEEE logo after 15th August 2005. Lascar Electronics Ltd., is registered as a supplier of EEE with the Environment Agency and makes all the necessary declarations with regard to WEEE sold within the United Kingdom. At the end of life, Lascar Electronics Ltd., will accept the return of WEEE for the safe disposal and recycling as per the following:
Historic WEEE – The collective producer responsibility for historic WEEE ended in 2013.
New WEEE - Lascar Electronics Ltd., accepts liability for New WEEE at the end of life and will dispose of safely or recycle goods wherever possible. Lascar Electronics Ltd. does not accept any liability whatsoever for the remote collection, shipping costs or packaging of returned goods. All costs associated with the return of WEEE will be born by the customer. Before returning New WEEE the customer must first contact Lascar Electronics Ltd. and request a WMA (WEEE Management Authorisation) number.
Customers are responsible for the costs of shipping goods to the Central Collection Point and Lascar Electronics Ltd. accepts no liability whatsoever for any such costs.
WEEE Central Collection Location:
Lascar Electronics Ltd.
Module House, Whiteparish
Salisbury, SP5 2SJ UK
Telephone: +44 (0)1794 884567
Fax: +44 (0)1794 884616
Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) Directive
Under the terms of the EU Directive 1907/2006 concerning REACH, Lascar Electronics Ltd is classified as a “Producer/Importer/supplier of articles” because it manufactures or has manufactured electronic modules which are non-chemical products i.e. “goods”.
Lascar’s products are considered articles as defined in REACH Article 3 (3). These products/articles under normal and reasonable conditions of use do not have intended release of SHVC. Therefore, the requirement in REACH Article 7 (1) (b) for registration of substances contained in these products/articles does not apply. Furthermore, Lascar Electronics Ltd. is not required to produce material safety data sheets. (MSDS).
We do not use chemicals in our processes and our products do not contain Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) above 0.1%. This is with respect to the candidate list of 169
substances issued on the 20th of June 2016 by the ECHA. For a full list, please go to the following web page - REACH SVHC Candidate List
All batteries supplied by Lascar in equipment or as spares are "Portable" (non-industrial or non-automotive) and should be disposed of according to local regulations. The customer may, at their own expense, return batteries to Lascar for recycling at the address above but take note of any transport regulations relating to lithium batteries.