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Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS)
To further strengthen environmental consideration in product development, the Fujitsu Group has eliminated the use of hazardous chemical substances in mobile computing products. We met the requirements of the European Union's RoHS directive, the use of lead, mercury, cadmium, and hexavalent chromium is currently being eliminated. Substances containing PBB (Polybrominated biphenyls) and PBDE (Polybrominated diphenyl ethers) have already been eliminated from mobile components as part of the Fujitsu Group Environmental Protection Program.
The European Parliament Directive 2002/95/EC, the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS), is legislation to prohibit the use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment in Europe. It has been enforced throughout the European Community on July 1, 2006.
RoHS restricts the following hazardous substances:
- Lead (0.1%)
- Mercury (0.1%)
- Cadmium (0.01%)
- Hexavalent Chromium (0.1%)
- PBBs (Polybrominated biphenyls) (0.1%)
- PBDEs (Polybrominated diphenyl ethers) (0.1%)
The Fujitsu Group committed full compliance to the European Parliament Directive 2002/95/EC, the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS), across its entire mobile product line by July 1, 2006.
California RoHS (SB20/SB50)
On Jan. 1, 2007, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control enforced a law similar to the EU Directive 2002/95/EC (RoHS). The law contains "RoHS-equivalency" measures, which prohibit the sale of covered electronic devices in the state that would be prohibited from sale in the EU because of the presence of hazardous materials.
Fujitsu offers customers products that will comply with, or exceed these guidelines. All of our covered electronic devices manufactured on or after January 1, 2007 satisfy the RoHS standard.