Restriction of Hazardous Goods (RoHS) Conformity

Restriction of Hazardous Goods (RoHS) Conformity of GEZE Products – Environmentally Friendly Technology

Safety and the environment are important factors in the development of products. GEZE GmbH will not develop any products that cannot be manufactured to comply with RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances). Any new designs and redesigns will be developed to comply with RoHS.

The aim of the directive is to reduce pollution and protect human health by prohibiting the use of certain hazardous substances in electric and electronic equipment. The directive came into effect on 1st July 2006 and is summarised below.

DIRECTIVE 2002/95/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND COUNCIL of 27th January 2003

on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.

The directive divides products into 10 categories:
1. Large household appliances
2. Small household appliances
3. IT and telecommunications equipment
4. Consumer equipment
5. Lighting equipment
6. Electrical and electronic tools
7. Toys, leisure and sports equipment
8. Medical devices
9. Monitoring and control instruments
10. Automatic dispensers

Based on §5 of the directive, the prohibited substances cited within do not apply to electrical and electronic equipment falling into categories 8 and 9.

GEZE products are safe because, based on current knowledge, our products are excluded from all restrictions and provisions of the new directive on the restriction of certain hazardous substances in electric and electronic equipment and may continue to be used without reservation.

As an integral part of GEZE’s business policy, which promotes environmentally friendly processes, compliance with the directive on a voluntary basis is a further contribution of our forward thinking approach.