WEEE, RoHS and REACH Position Statements

WEEE and RoHS

This information is being provided in an effort to assist Onset customers who are researching the impact of the European Union’s RoHS and WEEE directives on their business. The directives referred to in this correspondence are Directive 2002/95/EC dated 1/27/03 for RoHS, and Directive 2002/96/EC dated 1/27/03 for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE).

This information is based on our current understanding. It is the responsibility of each Onset customer to determine how the RoHS and WEEE directives apply to their own products, or products that incorporate an Onset product. Please do not hesitate to contact Onset's Director of Quality at EUREGS@onsetcomp.com if you have questions concerning Onset's position regarding the WEEE and the RoHS directives.

Helpful links pertaining to both directives can be found here:

WEEE Statement

The WEEE directive is intended to prevent waste consisting of electrical and electronic equipment from being introduced to the waste stream, and places the responsibility for disposal, and or recycling, of WEEE on its producer. The WEEE directive also defines 10 product categories for differentiating electrical and electronic equipment covered by it and the RoHS directive. As of the directive’s effective date of August 13, 2005, all our applicable products are labeled with the WEEE-approved recycle bin marking (see below)

Products purchased from an Authorized dealer should be returned to that dealer for disposal.
For detailed information on the WEEE directive, please visit:

ROHS Statement

Onset Computer Corporation certifies that all of its Data Logger products are RoHS compliant. All products conform to the Recast RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Union’s Restriction on Use of Hazardous Substances in Monitoring and Control Instruments (including Industrial Monitoring and Control Instruments).

This statement was last updated July 22, 2014

 

Statement Regarding REACH Regulation

All products produced by Onset Computer Corporation (Onset), a United States of America Corporation, although not subject to REACH Regulations, are to the best of our knowledge in conformity of REACH.  This declaration is based on the fact that Onset is a manufacturer of Articles, our understanding of the REACH Directive, and the ECHA Guidance document entitled “Guidance on Requirements for Substances in Articles, dated 1 April 2011.

This declaration is based upon the following:

  • Products produced and sold by Onset are regarded as Articles, not substances or Preparations.
  • Products produced and sold by Onset contain either no or less than 0.1 % (mass percentage) Substances or Preparations of Very High Concern.
  • Onset does not produce or sell products containing a total of more than 1 t/a Substances or Preparations of Very High Concern.
  • The substances or Preparations contained in Articles manufactured by Onset are not intended to be released during normal and reasonably foreseeable conditions of use.

The list of SVHC (Substances of Very High Concern) currently contains 168 items (last updated 23 March 2016) listed on the ECHA website (http://echa.europa.eu/web/guest/candidate-list-table).  This list will be continuously monitored by Onset.  According to article 33 of the REACH directive we will immediately inform Synotech GmbH if we know that a product produced by ONSET contains more than 0.1% (mass percentage) Substances or Preparations of Very High Concern.

To our knowledge the information provided is true and correct, and Onset is not required to take any further actions under REACH.  Onset bases its material content knowledge partly on information provided by third parties, and has taken, and continues to take, commercially reasonable steps to provide representative and accurate information. 

This statement will be modified as needed to reflect any change in SVHC Substance or Preparation content in our products.