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The RoHS2 Official Deadline for Medical Devices Has Arrived

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Northwire, Inc.

110 Prospect Way, Osceola, WI, 54020, USA

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The RoHS2 Official Deadline for Medical Devices Has Arrived

Press release date: July 22, 2014

Osceola, Wisconsin¬†— The official deadline for medical devices to gain RoHS compliance is here on July 22nd. This medical device directive addresses the restriction of hazardous substances in a wide range of surgical equipment, monitoring systems, control instruments, and more. Offering RoHS 2 compliant wire and cable assemblies, pre-validated material supplier directories, electrical testing services including x-ray fluorescence material analyzer equipment, technical documentation guidance, and more, Northwire Inc. is your partner for regulatory compliance and quality certification.

NWI Lab360, Northwire's quality control lab, is approved by CSA GROUP with ISO 17025 accreditation (ISO 17025:2005). With complete quality assurance testing capabilities and an intimate understanding of RoHS 2 requirements, our cable manufacturer is fully equipped to assist clients with product categories through 2019.

Additional industries will be affected by the recast RoHS directive in the next five years:
July 22, 2016: Category 8. In vitro diagnostic medical devices
July 22, 2017: Category 9. Industrial monitoring and control instruments
July 22, 2019: All electrical and electronic equipment (except those explicitly excluded)

Cables and wires for each of these categories must meet RoHS 2 standards on these same dates. Stay ahead of the competition with Northwire, one of the leading cable suppliers already manufacturing cable and wire compliant to the RoHS 2 directive.

Whether you are looking ahead to a product that will need to meet upcoming RoHS standards in the next several years or are concerned about immediate validation issues, Northwire's compliance and cable experts are ready to assist.

Benefit from Northwire's comprehensive range of services, including:
* Custom cable creation and contract manufacturing to strict requirements
* Rapid prototyping and 3D printing technology
* Quality control and quality assurance testing
* RoHS, REACH, and other regulatory support
* Certified copper wire and cable for wide-reaching applications
* The industry's fastest delivery on bulk cable, retractile cords, connectors, and more
* No minimum order quantity or length
* Free wire and cable samples
* Quotes in 24 hours or less

For more information about upcoming RoHS2 deadlines and compliance issues, as well as NWI's portfolio of certified cable solutions, contact the Customer Care TEAM at 800.468.1516, cableinfo@northwire.com or through Live Chat.

About Northwire:
Cable manufacturer Northwire, Inc., celebrating over 42 years of innovation, has corporate headquarters, manufacturing and engineering in Osceola, Wisconsin and wire and cable manufacturing in Santa Teresa, New Mexico.

The cable engineering company is the premier partner for the design, manufacture and contract services of custom technical products including wire and cable, retractile cords, cable assemblies, connectors, harnesses, injection molding, over-molding, and contract manufacturing and is an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) for diverse applications in life sciences, energy, aerospace, defense, mil spec, industrial, machine vision, architectural lighting, underwater, harsh duty cord and more.

Northwire is a member of Life Science Alley, NDIA (National Defense Industrial Association), NCMA (National Contract Management Association), RIA (Robotics Industries Association), AIA (Automated Imaging Association), Fieldbus Foundation, ODVA (Open DeviceNet Vendors Associations) and WAI (Wire Association International), among others.

Contact:
Katina Kravik
Northwire
110 Prospect Way
Osceola, Wisconsin 54020
715-294-2121
cableinfo@northwire.com
http://www.northwire.com

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