Leviton Promotes Green Products

Core Connectivity Products are RoHS Compliant

BOTHELL, WA -- February 20, 2008 -- Leviton Network Solutions announced today that its core connectivity products are lead-free and RoHS compliant. Leviton's advanced manufacturing processes were updated with leading-edge lead-free solder technologies to ensure that all CAT 6 and CAT 5e jacks, patch panels and patch cords meet all the requirements for RoHS compliance.

"Leviton is pleased to offer environmentally friendly, RoHS compliant products to our customers to help make green buildings a reality," says Gary Bernstein, Leviton's Director of Product Management. "We invested in this technology more than 2 years ago and wanted to ensure our customers were aware of our compliance."

RoHS, also known as Lead-Free, stands for Restriction of Hazardous Substances . RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC restricts the use of six hazardous materials found in electrical and electronic products. RoHS impacts the entire global electronics industry. All applicable products sold into the European Union market after July 1, 2006 must pass RoHS compliance. California RoHS law, modeled after the European Directive, took effect on January 1, 2007.

Specifically, RoHS bans the use of lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd), hexavalent chromium (CrVI), polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) in products. These materials are hazardous to the environment, pollute landfills, and are dangerous to those who may come into contact with them during manufacturing and recycling. The pollutants are particularly dangerous to children, pregnant women, and the elderly. The elimination of these materials from production will reduce those risks.

Leviton is committed to doing its part to ensure the preservation of our environment and continues to take steps to make sure our products are environmentally friendly. Along with having RoHS compliant products, Leviton product waste is recycled or reused following manufacturing. For more information on these or other Leviton products, log on to www.leviton.com .

Leviton Public Relations, Network Solutions
Phone: 425-486-2222
Email: PR@levitonvoicedata.com


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