WEEE & RoHS Directives

WASTE ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT (WEEE) DIRECTIVE 2012/19/EU

All City Technology's gas sensors need to be incorporated within an instrument to allow their performance specifications to be fully realised. As these instruments are in themselves Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE), our gas sensors are, therefore, considered to be component EEE. Consequently, they are outside the scope of WEEE Directive 2012/19/EU.

RESTRICTIONS ON THE USE OF CERTAIN HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES (ROHS) DIRECTIVE (2011/65/EU)

This EU Directive covers the restrictions on the use of six highly toxic materials (Lead, Cadmium, Mercury, Hexavalent chromium, Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) and Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE)) in electrical equipment which are segmented into eleven different categories (refer to Annex 1 of the Directive). Different equipment categories come into the scope of the Directive at different times. City Technology's products fall into three of these categories, namely:

  • Category 8 - Medical Devices (all MOX sensors) - came into scope 22 July 2014
  • Category 9 - Monitoring and Control Instruments (all ECOSURE® sensors) - came into scope 22 July 2014
  • Category 9 - Industrial Monitoring and Control Instruments (all our other sensors) - came into scope 22 July 2017

Note: There are number of exemptions from the restricted use of these hazardous materials (listed in Annex III and Annex IV of the Directive) of which the most relevant is the use of lead anodes in electrochemical oxygen sensors (from Annex IV). This exemption is valid for a maximum of 7 years from the dates listed above under the current Directive.

Wherever possible, RoHS relevant substances have already been removed from City Technology products. All remaining RoHS relevant substances will be eliminated from our products and a Declaration of Conformity made available no later than the prescribed deadline.

Medical Oxygen sensor RoHS Declaration of Conformity

Medical Toxic and ECOSURE® sensor RoHS Declaration of Conformity

Industrial Monitoring and Control RoHS Declaration of Conformity

Sensoric sensors RoHS Declaration of Conformity

Useful Websites

The recast RoHS directive
eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/

European Union
ec.europa.eu/environment/waste/rohs_eee/

UK
www.rohs.gov.uk/