Fiberon Technologies, Inc. is committed to full Compliance with the Decabromodiphenyl Ether (Deca-BDE) Content Changes in the European Union RoHS Directive

The European Court of Justice has annulled the Decabromodiphenyl Ether (Deca-BDE) exemption to the EU Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive, dated October 2005 (Decision 2005/717/EC), stating that the European Commission used an incorrect criterion in risk assessment as the basis for exemption.
The RoHS Deca-BDE exemption had allowed the use of the Deca-BDE flame retardant in electrical and electronics products. Deca-BDE is commonly used to protect plastic components of electronic devices from the risk of fire.
The effective date of this European Court of Justice decision is July 1, 2008. As of that date, equipment containing Deca-BDE substances in excess of the RoHS Directive maximum-concentration values must not be placed on the market in the European Union.ì
Since this due date, all the producers are obliged to respect the limits established by this Regulation and guarantee them for all their products.

Generally, the substances prohibited by the Directive regarding cables are the following:

  • Lead (Pb)
  • Mercury (Hg)
  • Cadmium (Cd)
  • Hexavalent Chromium (Cr6)
  • Polybrominated Biphenyls (PBB)
  • Polybrominated Diphenylether (PBDE)
  • Decagram Diphenylether (decaBDE)

The prohibited substances contained in the products must not exceed the limit of the 0,1% mg/Kg of the homogeneous weight of the material contained in the product for the following substances: Lead, Mercury, Hexavalent Chromium, Polybrominated Biphenyls, Polybrominated Diphenylether; Decabrom Diphenylether, and, regarding the Cadmium, the limit of the 0,01% mg/Kg of the homogeneous weight of the material contained in the product.

Fiberon’s products are fully compliant to these revised RoHS Deca-BDE requirements. We will continue to monitor any additional requirements to ensure Fiberon remains a RoHS compliant manufacturer.
We look forward to working with our customers to support their RoHS compliance efforts.

Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act

Federal Law protects consumers under the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act of 1975 and the Sherman Antitrust Act. These laws prohibit manufacturers from the ‘tie-in sales’ provisions that attempt to intimidate customers into purchasing products (memory, GBIC’s for example) from the manufacturer, typically at much higher prices. Manufacturers cannot require that consumers purchase only their upgrades in order to maintain the product warranty. Additionally, by the law the manufacturer cannot state that their warranty will be voided if consumers purchase other brands of upgrades or peripherals.
These laws were designed to encourage competition by allowing consumers to buy products they might have preferred to purchase elsewhere and on different terms. For more information on the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act of 1975, go to: www.ftc.gov

The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act is the federal law that governs consumer product warranties. Passed by Congress in 1975, the Act requires manufacturers and sellers of consumer products to provide consumers with detailed information about warranty coverage which affects both the rights of consumers and the obligations of warrantors under written warranties.

By providing consumers with a way of learning what warranty coverage is offered on a product before they buy, the Act gives consumers a way to know what to expect if something goes wrong, and thus helps to increase customer satisfaction. The Act allows consumers to choose a product with the best combination of price, features, and warranty coverage to meet their individual needs. By assuring that consumers can get warranty information, the Act encourages sales promotion on the basis of warranty coverage and competition among companies to meet consumer preferences through various levels of warranty coverage. The Act also makes it easier for consumers to pursue a remedy for breach of warranty in the courts, but it also creates a framework for companies to set up procedures for resolving disputes inexpensively and informally, without litigation.

The Magnuson-Moss Act Does Not Allow “Tie-In Sales” Provisions

In general, tie-in sales provisions are not allowed. Such a provision would require a purchaser of the warranted product to buy an item or service from a particular company to use with the warranted product in order to be eligible to receive a remedy under the warranty.

Limited Warranty

Fiberon Technologies warrants its products to be in conformity with the manufacturer specifications for the product and free from defects in material and workmanship. During the warranty period, should the product fail under normal use in the recommended environment due to improper workmanship or materials, Fiberon Technologies will repair the product or replace it with a comparable one.

This warranty is valid for a specific period from the date of purchase. Proof of date of purchase is required.

Fiberon Technologies will inspect the product and make a decision regarding repair or replacement. Fiberon Technologies reserves the right to provide a functional equivalent, or refurbished replacement product. Any replacement or repair will be made within a reasonable time and be subject to Fiberon Technologies ’s Return Policy.

This warranty shall be void in the event that the product fails due to accident, abuse, mishandling, improper installation, alteration, acts of nature, improper usage, or problems with electrical power. In addition, Fiberon Technologies is not responsible for any data recovery in the event of a defective hard drive or flash memory. The product must be used with devices that conform to the recommended industry standards. Fiberon Technologies will not be liable for damages resulting from a third party device that causes the product to fail. Fiberon Technologies shall in no event be liable for any consequential, indirect, or incidental damages, lost profits, lost business investments lost goodwill, or interference with business relationships as a result of lost data. Fiberon Technologies is also not responsible for damage or failure to any third party equipment, even if Fiberon Technologies has been advised of this possibility. This limitation does not apply to the extent that it is illegal or unenforceable under applicable law.

The limited warranty is exclusive, with no other warranties, implied or statutory, including, but not limited to any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. This warranty is not affected in any part by Fiberon Technologies providing technical support or advice.

Duration of Warranty

This limited replacement warranty only applies to the original end user customer of the product for as long as the original end user customer owns the product. This limited warranty is non-transferable. The products listed herein, are subject to change without notice.

Our extensive and selective fiber optic portfolio of products coupled with our global presence, technical competency, and the tenacity to work through any possible challenges presented to both small and large scale businesses ensures rapid customer response.

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