11/11/2010

Omron Healthcare Europe B.V.

OMRON Healthcare Consumer products in full compliance with RoHS Directive


OMRON Healthcare Europe B.V. is pleased to announce the company has achieved full compliance with the RoHS1 Directive for all of its consumer devices.

OMRON Healthcare has been proactively working on developing environmentally-friendly products for some years. Ahead of other manufacturers it started responding to RoHS (Reduction of Hazardous Substances) and applying it to the majority of its products even though RoHS does not regulate medical devices. OMRON Healthcare strives to no longer use RoHS-listed chemicals into their products; not only in-house manufactured products but also purchasing parts and materials as a part of OMRON’s green procurement2 promotion.

Compliance to the RoHS directive is part of OMRON Healthcare’s certification system for eco-labeled products satisfying a high standard of environmental impact. Amongst others, this applies to energy-saving, recycled or long-life products.

Most of OMRON’s products fall under one of these criteria, for example, the new digital thermometer range Flex Temp Smart, Eco Temp Smart and Eco Temp Basic or the CompAir nebuliser series (all RoHS compliant). Another fine example of OMRON’s innovative R&D is the semi-automatic blood pressure monitor HEM-SOLAR (RoHS compliant & energy-saving). It is an ideal device for use in settings where batteries and AC power are not available or for those who looking for a ‘greener’ alternative power source. Hence, by using the solar-charging device 80 batteries can be saved in a whole product lifecycle.

For more information on OMRON’s products and its efforts towards a sustainable society, please visit www.omron-healthcare.com.

1) The EU directive 2002/95/EC on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances – otherwise known as RoHS – came into force on 1 July 2006. It restricts the use of six substances in a wide variety of electrical equipment, as defined by the related waste electronic and electrical equipment (WEEE) directive’s ten categories.
2) Green procurement: to procure environment-friendly raw materials, parts and finished products that are free of regulated chemicals, made of recycled materials, and/or are energy/resource-saving.

For further information, www.omron-healthcare.com