REACH – European chemicals legislation
On June 1, 2007, European Union Regulation No. 1907/2006 entered into effect. This regulation – referred to as REACH in the following – relates to the registration, evaluation and authorisation of chemical substances and the relative restrictions.
Quartzmovements and REACH
In accordance with the above mentioned regulation (incl. Art. 3), watches and their components will be classified as so-called products. It can be assumed that quartz watch movements do not release any substances (including upon disposal). Consequently, registration of these substances is not required. This determination corresponds to that of the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry FH.
Directory of substances of high concern
In accordance with the regulation, the European Chemicals Agency ECHA publishes on its website a “candidate list“ of substances of high concern.
Measures undertaken by Ronda
We, Ronda have in joint cooperation with our suppliers assessed undertaken by Ronda the safety of our products in respect of all constituent substances. No substances figuring on the ‘candidate list’ have been detected in concentrations exceeding 0.1 mass %.
We shall in future check our substances inventory periodically against the ‘candidate list’ and will notify customers through our web site should any substances be detected in concentrations in excess of 0.1 mass %.
Consequently, customers will at all times be in a position to review online all relevant information in accordance with par. 33 in respect of downstream purchasers and users.
Thus Ronda fulfills its obligation to disclose information concerning substances contained in its products in compliance with Art. 33 of the above-mentioned regulation.