The green left () denotes RoHS compliant products. Click the green RoHS compliant leaf, when seen next to our part number / SKU for a Certificate of Compliance
RoHS is the Directive on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment; commonly referred to as the Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive or RoHS was adopted in February 2003.California has passed SB 20: Electronic Waste Recycling Act of 2003, or EWRA.
This law prohibits the sale of electronic devices after January 1, 2007, that are prohibited from being sold under the EU RoHS directive, but across a much narrower scope that includes LCDs, CRTs, and the like and only covers the four heavy metals restricted by RoHS. EWRA also has a restricted material disclosure requirement. Other US states and cities are debating whether to adopt similar laws, and there are several states that have mercury and PBDE bans already. Federal RoHS-like regulation in the US is unlikely in the near to medium term.
Most of our cables, and connectors are RoHS compliment, if you have questions about a specific cable, please contact us.
The RoHS directive took effect 2006-07-01, it restricts the use of six hazardous materials in the manufacture of various types of electronic and electrical equipment.
For more information on RoHS directive, see the wikipedia entry at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Restriction_of_Hazardous_Substances_Directive.