FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
Are your products REACH and RoHS compliant?
So that you can immediately recognize whether or not a product is REACH and RoHS compliant, we added the relevant logos to our products. The REACH logo shows that no substances of very high concern (SVHC) were used. The RoHS logo conveys that the product does not contain RoHS listed substances above the threshold value.
REACH regulation 1907/2006/EC addresses the safe use of chemicals put on the market and their possible effects on the environment and consumers. As a seller of magnets and magnetic products, we are the first company within the industry to take the initiative to fully implement all aspects of REACH.
We welcome this approach of reversal of the burden of proof for the safe handling of products and are committed to our responsibility regarding the safety of the chemicals in question as well as the safe use of products put on the market by us.
We not only pledge to comply with all legislative regulatory requirements but to take it even a step further. We anticipate and pay close attention to any legislative changes that could impact us or our products in the future and actively discuss these issues with our suppliers. In addition, we implemented internal measures to fulfil such product requirements proactively and efficiently.
RegistrationIn accordance with EU-regulation REACH (EC 1907/2006), we duly registered all relevant substances contained in our magnets and evaluated their safety. Based on this established and comprehensive database these substances were classified as non-hazardous.
Substances of very high concern (SVHC)By carefully selecting our suppliers, we ensure that our magnets and other products do not contain any substances of very high concern (abbreviated as SVHC). Our entire product range is reviewed twice a year and we are committed to offering our customers only products that meet the highest quality standards.
Our REACH logoTo enable our customers to immediately recognize REACH compliant products, we introduced the REACH logo pictured here. It conveys that all chemicals used were properly registered and that the product does not contain any substances of very high concern (SVHC).
The abbreviation RoHS stands for “Restriction of Hazardous Substances”, or more specifically for "Restriction of the Use of certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment". The relevant EU directive 2011/65/EU was revised in 2011 (2011/65/EU, RoHS 2) and supplemented in 2015 with EU 2015/863, RoHS 3. Since 2006, this directive is valid for the entire EU territory and regulates the sale of electrical devices containing lead, cadmium, chrome VI, mercury, certain brominated flame retardants or phthalates above specified levels. Electronics manufacturers are obligated to prove that their products are RoHS compliant.
Substances listed in the RoHS directive are extremely hazardous to the environment and the RoHS legislation aims to eliminate their use in products. We fully support this approach and regularly check our merchandise. All items and products delivered by supermagnete meet all requirements of the RoHS directive and all subsequent directives.