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REACH Directive Chemicals Regulation

Dear Customer,
As a leading company in our sector, you can be sure that we will not introduce any products to market which do not meet with relevant guidelines and laws. Similarly, we ensure all our business operations conform to European and national specifications, regulations and laws.


The EU Chemicals Regulation REACH directive stipulates an information obligation we need to fulfil in case products we supply contain more than 0.1% by weight SVHC (Substances of Very High Concern). 
The list of these SVHC substances, the candidate list, is continually revised by the EU. At the time of writing (20th June 2016), it includes 169 substances or substance groups.  


Please note that REACH does not represent a ban for any products distributed by LINDY, but rather exclusively constitutes an information obligation.


As soon as product relevant information is available to us, we will notify the supply chain of the concerned products according to the REACH guidelines.


General Information: For cables which are produced in China it cannot be assumed that the quality of the raw materials remains identical from production batch to production batch. We highlight that in PVC cables, it is possible that SVHC substances may unintentionally be contained in concentrations above 0.1% by weight. This especially applies to the following substances which are typically found in PVC Cables:

  • PVC flexibilizer, e.g. DEHP, CAS No. 117-81-7
  • Alkane / SCCP (Short Chain Chlorinated Paraffin, flexibilizer, flame protection), CAS No. 85535-84-8
  • Phthalate (flexibilizer), e.g. CAS No. 84-69-5

This applies not only to stand-a-lone PVC cables, but also to PVC cables which are permanently attached to equipment or supplied as an in box accessory.
Not affected by this general issue are Halogen-Free cables and cables explicitly named as non-PVC, such as PU/PE.

More information can be found at:
http://www.hse.gov.uk/reach/role.htm
Further information regarding the supply of products under REACH can be found here:
 http://www.hse.gov.uk/reach/resources/guidance.pdf

 

Additional Information
Information on the following can also be found on our website:

  • RoHS- [Restriction of Hazardous Substances], WEEE- [Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment], EuP Directive-[Energy using Products directive]
  • Conflict Materials Statement - according to the USA Dodd-Franck-Act

We hope that we have provided you with legal assurance and that we have answered all of your questions.
Sincerely
LINDY International Ltd.

Thornaby, Stockton-on-Tees, England, August 2016



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