The Directive on the Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment 2002/95/EC (also known as the Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive or RoHS) was adopted by the European Union in February 2003, and took effect in July 2006. This was superseded by 2011/65/EU which took effect in January 2013. The RoHS directive restricts the use of six hazardous materials in the manufacture of various types of electronic and electrical equipment. It affects manufacturers, sellers, distributors and recyclers of electrical and electronic equipment containing lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chrome, polybrominated biphenyl (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE). After July 1, 2006, the use of these materials was banned in new products sold in Europe. Additionally, the use of decaBDE (decabromodiphenil ether), was banned on July 1, 2008.
All Micron Commercial Products Group products and their packaging materials sold and/or imported into the European Union are fully compliant.*
* We recognize that certain industries have received exemptions from the RoHS directives. These products have always been 5/6 RoHS compliant, meaning they contain Pb solder, but otherwise comply with RoHS regulations (they meet five of six stipulations). If you are a EU customer and have a RoHS exemption and prefer leaded (as opposed to lead free) product please contact your Sales Representative.
Please note that our module level products do contain electronic ceramic passive parts that may use lead or lead-oxides which are exempt from Directive 2011/65/EU (see Article 4, Annex III, Items 7(c)-I of the Annex thereto).
The RoHS legislation, and some applicable FAQs can be found here: