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RoHS — Restriction of Hazardous Substances

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The Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS) 2002/95/EC was adopted in February of 2003 by the European Union. The RoHS directive (effective July 1, 2006) is a set of guidelines, not a law. Each European Union member state adopts its own enforcement and implementation policies using the directive as a guide. The directive restricts the use of six hazardous materials employed in the manufacture of various types of electronic and electrical equipment, as well as the components that go into the finished product. These substances are lead, mercury, cadmium, chromium VI, polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs), and polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE).

RoHS is part of a larger initiative to help solve the growing problem of toxic waste in the environment. Its requirements apply to electronic and electrical devices regardless of whether they are manufactured within the European Union or are simply imported.

Sargent & Greenleaf supplies locks and locking systems to manufacturers of cash dispensing machines (ATMs) that are manufactured in, or imported into, European Union countries. These machines fall under the RoHS definition of cash dispensing machines, and are therefore subject to RoHS guidelines. In support of our ATM customers and the European Union’s efforts to maintain a healthy environment, S&G has researched and compiled RoHS compliance information relating to its products commonly used in ATMs. Compliance documents (in Adobe Acrobat format) for various Sargent & Greenleaf products are available here for the benefit of our customers.

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