What is RoHS?
RoHS is the acronym for Restriction of Hazardous Substances. RoHS, also known as Directive 2002/95/EC, originated in the European Union and restricts the use of specific hazardous materials found in electrical and electronic products. All applicable products in the EU market after July 1, 2006 must pass RoHS compliance.

What are the restricted materials mandated under RoHS?
The substances banned under RoHS are lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd), hexavalent chromium (CrVI), polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE).

Why is RoHS compliance important?
The restricted materials are hazardous to the environment and pollute landfills, and are dangerous in terms of occupational exposure during manufacturing and recycling.

How are products tested for RoHS compliance?
Portable RoHS analyzers, also known as X-ray fluorescence or XRF metal analyzers, are used for screening and verification of RoHS compliance.

Which companies are affected by the RoHS Directive?
Any business that sells applicable electronic products, sub-assemblies or components directly to EU countries, or sells to resellers, distributors or integrators that in turn sell products to EU countries, is impacted if they utilize any of the restricted materials.
Terms And Conditions Customers 
Unless otherwise agreed in writing by LMI Components, Inc. ("LMI"), these terms and conditions of sale shall prevail over any terms or conditions stipulated, incorporated or referred to by the Buyer in his order or negotiations or otherwise. The failure of LMI to object to provisions contained in any purchase order or other communication from the buyer shall not be construed as a waiver of these conditions nor as an acceptance of any other terms and conditions. No orders shall be binding upon LMI until accepted in writing by LMI at its Boca Raton, Florida headquarters.

All prices and conditions are subject to variation by LMI without notice.

No order accepted by LMI may be altered or modified by the buyer unless agreed to in writing by LMI; no order may be cancelled or terminated by the buyer except with the written consent of LMI and upon payment of LMI's loss, expenses and damages, direct or indirect, resulting from such cancellation or termination. Weights, measures, dimensions and illustrations which are contained in any catalog, brochure or pamphlet of LMI are purely for illustrative purposes and LMI reserves the right to change such weights, measures, dimensions and illustrations without notice.

Typographical and clerical errors in quotations, price lists, invoices, labels and acknowledgements are subject to correction by LMI.

All quotations given and sales made are upon the express condition that there is no guarantee, warranty or representation given or made as to the suitability of the products for any specific purpose, even if that purpose is known to LMI. LMI reserves the right to make alterations in line with technical advances and industry standards.

Times specified for delivery are approximate only. LMI will not be responsible for late delivery due to circumstances or events beyond its control. LMI reserves the right to make partial shipments. Subject to the discretion of LMI, all shipments made by LMI shall be by the most economical way available, unless the Buyer expressly requires otherwise in writing. All shipments will be shipped freight and insurance prepaid and insured automatically at Buyer's expense, unless the Buyer expressly requires otherwise in writing.

While LMI will make every effort to manufacture and supply the quantity of products ordered, LMI reserves the right to supply over-makes up to 10% with the order and to consider an order complete if it is an under-make of up to 10%.

Deliveries may be totally or partially suspended by LMI during any period in which it may be prevented or hindered from manufacturing, supplying or delivering the products by any circumstances within the normal meaning of the expression "force majeure" or by any other circumstances not within the control of LMI, including, but not limited to unavailability of raw materials, strikes and other labor disruptions. LMI will not be responsible for any damages suffered by the Buyer resulting from such suspensions.

The Buyer must advise LMI in writing of any damages to products within fourteen (14) days of the delivery of the shipment or partial shipment or within fourteen (14) days of receipt of LMI's shipping advice in case of non-receipt or partial loss, otherwise LMI will not be responsible for any such damages or loss.

If the products are shown not to have corresponded at the time of delivery to the usual standard or quality supplied by LMI, LMI will exchange such products or, at its option, refund the purchase price provided LMI is notified of same within one hundred twenty (120) days of delivery of the products.

LMI shall not be liable for any expenditure or consequential damage or loss (including loss of profit) or for any other damage or loss of any material whatsoever, whether consequential or not, and whether incurred or suffered by the Buyer or any third party. The provisions contained herein with respect to warranty and limitation of liability shall be binding upon the Buyer and the end-users of the products.

LMI unconditionally guarantees its products from all defects in design, manufacture and workmanship under normal conditions for a period of twelve (12) months from the date of LMI's invoice, provided however that the products are used in accordance with their specifications. All warranties cease to be effective if the products are altered or repaired other than by persons authorized or approved by LMI to perform such work.

Payment terms are net cash within thirty (30) days of date of invoice unless otherwise agreed to in writing. Notwithstanding the above, LMI may require full of partial payment in advance before proceeding with the delivery. Amounts owing by the Buyer which are overdue shall be subject to interest at the rate of 18% per annum. Deductions from any invoice will not be allowed unless authorized by LMI in writing.

Until paid for in full by the Buyer, all products sold by LMI shall remain the absolute property of LMI regardless of partial payments therefor. LMI retains ownership title and user rights without restrictions for all relevant documentation and data, which may only be made accessible to third parties with LMI's prior consent. The Buyer will be fully or partially charged, should special tools be required for the execution of an order. These tools remain LMI's property and in LMI's title. Invoices for tools are not discountable and due at once.

If any of the present conditions of sale shall be held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions shall not in any way be affected or impaired thereby. LMI may at any time alter, amend, replace or modify any of the terms or conditions herein contained.

The laws of the State of Florida, USA, shall govern the sales by LMI of any of its products to the Customer.