Substance control

Legal requirements

Axis meets the demands in the EU’s directive on restriction of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment, the RoHS directive, as well as the requirements in the EU’s directive on the collection and recycling of electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). Axis also meets the requirements in the EU’s directive on Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals, REACH, which also aims to control/eliminate dangerous substances.

EU Directive REACH (EC) No. 1907/2006

Products sold by Axis Communications AB (“Axis”) are categorized as articles under the European Union Directive 1907/2006 on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (“REACH”).

Axis’ products do not intentionally release any substances during normal and reasonably foreseeable conditions of use.

Regarding Substances of Very High Concern (“SVHC”), Axis hereby confirms, with two exceptions*, that to the best of Axis’ knowledge Axis’ products do not contain any SVHCs, listed in the REACH Candidate List released by the European Chemicals Agency, in concentrations greater than 0.1 % weight by weight. The REACH Candidate List is updated twice a year.

Regarding the restricted substances according to Annex XVII to REACH, Axis hereby confirms that to the best of Axis’ knowledge Axis’ products do not contain any of these substances in concentrations greater than the applicable threshold limit pursuant to REACH.

Axis will continue to monitor the status of the SVHC Candidate List as part of its on-going compliance activities, including the possible need under Article 33 of REACH to inform product recipients and consumers if any article contains more than 0.1 % weight by weight of any substance that is added to the SVHC Candidate List in the future.

*Exception 1: 1,2-dimethoxyethane; ethylene glycol dimethyl ether (EGDME) (CAS no:110-71-4, EC no: 203-794-9 ) that is present in Lithium coin cell 3V batteries CR2032, BR2032 and CR1632, in a higher concentration than 0,1 % weight by weight of the battery. For more detailed information see table below:
 

Part name/Type of battery Weight of part (gram) REACH SVHCs contained CAS number Weight of SVHC in part (milligram) Weight % of SVHC in part
CR2032 2,8 – 3,2 1,2-dimethoxyethane; ethylene glycol dimethyl ether (EGDME) 110-71-4 75 – 150 1 – 5
BR2032 2,4 – 2,6 1,2-dimethoxyethane; ethylene glycol dimethyl ether (EGDME) 110-71-4 89 – 96 1 – 4
CR1632 ~ 2,0 1,2-dimethoxyethane; ethylene glycol dimethyl ether (EGDME) 110-71-4 84 ~ 4,2

 

*Exception 2: Lead titanium zirconium oxide (CAS no: 12626-81-2, EC no: 235-727-4) that is present in the shock sensor in the hard drives of Axis products AXIS COMPANION RECORDER 8-CHANNEL 2TB and AXIS COMPANION RECORDER 4-CHANNEL 1TB, in a higher concentration than 0,1 % weight by weight of the shock sensor. For more detailed information see table below:

Axis Product Part name Part type Weight of part (gram) Subpart name REACH SVHCs contained CAS number Weight of SVHC in subpart (milligram) Weight % of SVHC in subpart
AXIS COMPANION RECORDER 8-CHANNEL 2TB ST2000VX008 Hard drive 610 g Shock sensor Lead Titanium zirconium oxide 12626-81-2 1-10 mg 10 – 15%
AXIS COMPANION RECORDER 4-CHANNEL 1TB ST1000VX005 Hard drive 415 g Shock sensor Lead Titanium zirconium oxide 12626-81-2 1-10 mg 10 – 15%