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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 stipulates information obligations if certain SVHC substances - Substances of Very High Concern - are present in articles in concentrations higher than 0.1% by weight. For finished products, REACH does not define a sales ban, but only an obligation to provide information to the supply chain.

When we obtain specific product-related information that these thresholds are exceeded, we inform the supply chain in our invoices, delivery notes and order confirmations and on our product websites for the products concerned, in accordance with the REACH regulations. And we ensure that the limit values are complied with in the future.

General note: In practice, it should not be assumed that the quality of raw materials and components supplied by suppliers remains identical from batch to batch for cables produced in China. It should also be noted that REACH SVHC substances are only banned in Europe, but not in the US or other major global markets. Therefore, we would like to point out that individual batches of PVC cables may contain SVHC substances in concentrations slightly higher than 0.1% despite the contrary declaration of suppliers. This can be especially the case for some of the following materials typically found in PVC cables, such as:

  • PVC plasticizer, softener, i.e. DEHP, CAS No. 117-81-7
  • Phthalates (plasticizer, flame retardant)

This general note also applies to cables permanently attached to equipment or supplied with equipment, especially if these are PVC cables. It normally does not apply to halogen-free cables.

All manufacturers are reliant on trusting declarations and laboratory reports from their suppliers - measurement of each delivery batch is not feasible for cost and time reasons. In addition, LINDY goes beyond industrial standards and regularly carries out own random laboratory REACH and RoHS tests to assess the reliability of its suppliers and to ensure compliance for LINDY products. As a complete verification is not possible, we are not in a position to issue individual REACH declarations on products that go beyond this statement, among others on account of legal reasons.

Since June 2018 the REACH SVHC list contains 191 substances and substance classes https://echa.europa.eu/candidate-list-table

This list is revised twice a year and extended by further substances. A transitional period of 6 months applies to the added substances.

RoHS Note: The RoHS conformity must be declared for each WEEE product sold in Europe by a CE declaration of conformity since January 2013. This product-related CE declaration of conformity is available on request.

We hope to give you the legal security and to have answered your questions.


With kind regards
LINDY International Ltd.

Thornaby, Stockton-on-Tees, England, July 2018



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