Restrictions of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) European Directive

The directive 2002/95/EC of the European Parliament of January 27,2003 states that as of July 1, 2006 new electronic products and components that fall into designated categories 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 10 must not contain lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs) or polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs). Products belonging to categories 8 and 9 fall out of the scope of the RoHS directive and include medical equipment and measuring and control equipment used in industrial applications.

The products manufactured and sold by The L .S. Starrett Company belong to category 9 and, therefore, are not subject to the RoHS directive. However, Starrett 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.