Freeway / Easby is an independent distributor of electronics components and is therefore a ‘supplier of articles’. We understand our obligations under REACH in our role as “Supplier” of articles.
Under the terms of the REACH regulations, the electronic components that we distribute (primarily semiconductors, passive products and electromechanical parts are referred to as ‘Articles’ as defined in REACH 3(3).
As there is no intended release of substances from the products sold by Easby, under normal or reasonably foreseeable conditions of use, we have no need to register our activities with ECHA. We are not considered a manufacturer or downstream user of the products.
Chemicals used in the components or the manufacturing of components sold by Easby are used at the discretion of the manufacturer and the relevant requirements of the REACH Regulation remain the responsibility of the manufacturer.
Easby Electronics does not intend to register any substances as we do not sell substances, preparations nor articles containing any substances that are intended to be released at any time. Therefore registration is not required.
REACH Article 33 (1) requires distributors who supply an article which contains more than 0.1% weight by weight (w/w) of any Candidate List Substance of Very High Concern (SVHC) to provide their customers with sufficient information to allow safe use of the article including, as a minimum, the name of the substance.
We are aware of our responsibility to pass-on pertinent information relating to the manufacture of these devices, when communicated to us by the component manufacturers themselves or suppliers, and commit to abide by this request to the best of our ability. We request that all our suppliers provide declarations on parts purchased where appropriate.
We will monitor all further obligations with regards to Annex XIV (the “Candidate list”) and Annex XVII (“Restriction of Substances”).
Information on SVHC in articles general
Complete knowledge of the presence of these substances can be found on ECHA (European Chemicals Agency http://echa.europe-eu or www.hse.gov.uk/reach )