Don't assume components are compliant, warns Farnell InOne
Jun 30, 2006
Farnell InOne, the number one source for RoHS compliant products and information, has issued a warning about old part numbers as the 1st July RoHS deadline comes into force, alerting design engineers about the dangers of simply assuming components are compliant.
Using brand new part numbers - such as those issued by Farnell InOne for all of its RoHS compliant products - will avoid the problem of uncertainty associated with distributors or manufacturers who aren't changing part numbers.
The alternative approach of relying on 'flushing through' stock - is one which Farnell InOne's RoHS Guru, Gary Nevison, explains could leave design engineers unsure of whether they are using compliant or non-compliant products. Nevison says: "It's extremely dangerous to simply assume products are RoHS compliant. Because of the continuing demand from the MRO community for non-compliant products, it is not safe to take for granted that the same old products you have always used will now simply be RoHS compliant. This is why Farnell InOne has issued new part numbers for RoHS compliant products, ensuring mistakes can't be made anywhere down the supply chain."
To help engineers in their quest for compliance, Farnell InOne's BoM (Bill of Materials) upload service now comes with a guaranteed 48 hour turnaround time, with a dedicated BoM Response Team just two clicks away, ready to take on the task of updating customer product listings with RoHS compliant alternatives.
For more information please visit www.farnellinone.com