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Restrictions of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) European Directive

The Directive 2011/65/EU (recast RoHS Directive) on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment published on July 1, 2011 states that as of July 1, 2006 (original RoHS Directive) new electronic products and components that fall into designated categories have limits on the use of lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chrome, polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs) or polybrominated diphenyls ethers (PBDEs).

The products manufactured and sold by the L.S. Starrett Co. belong to Category 9, Industrial Monitoring and Control Instruments and, therefore, are not subject to the RoHS II directive. However, the L.S. Starrett Co. is dedicated to providing our customers with products that are environmentally friendly. To that end, we are working diligently with our suppliers to ensure all components used in our manufacturing processes are safe and free of the above mentioned substances.