Intertek RoHS Compliance Service for Medical Products



    Restricted substances services optimized for medical equipment

    OTTAWA, Jan. 19 /CNW Telbec/ - Intertek (www.intertek.com/rohs), the
leading provider of quality and safety solutions, adds to their market leading
RoHS compliance service with the addition of RoHS services specific to the
medical industry. A major change in the current Restriction of Hazardous
Substances (RoHS) Directive review is the inclusion of Medical Equipment into
the scope of the European Union's RoHS Directive. Intertek has utilized its
core competencies to provide Medical manufacturers with solutions to comply
with the EU RoHS update, as well as Substances of Very High Concern (EU REACH
Regulation) and the Canadian Bill C-307 (The identification of DEHP and BPA in
Medical products).
    A major change in the current Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS)
Directive review is the inclusion of medical equipment into the scope of the
European Union's RoHS Directive. Intertek has utilized its core competencies
to provide medical manufacturers with solutions to comply with the EU RoHS
update as well as Substances of Very High Concern (EU REACH Regulation) and
the Canadian Bill C-307 (the identification of DEHP and BPA in Medical
products).
    The current review of the RoHS Directive in the EU will include medical
equipment as early as 2014. As most medical manufacturers have been expecting
this day to arrive, many are unclear as to how to approach the conversion of
their products. Testing identifies whether a product contains a certain
restricted material. It does not, however, assist in removing the components
that contain the restricted material. Intertek offers bill of materials
conversion services that provides medical companies with RoHS compliant
products and components. This service, coupled with ongoing testing, provides
Intertek's clients with the piece of mind that their products meet the
requirements of the material restrictive directives and regulations world
wide.
    Intertek has assisted numerous medical manufactures convert non-RoHS
compliant products in preparation for the RoHS Directives inclusion of medical
equipment under their definition of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE).
Intertek Ageus Solutions (www.ageussolutions.com), an Intertek company, has
converted and provided data gathering / storage support for thousands of
products. Intertek has successfully converted a number of medical products
which include vascular surgery equipment, blood flow monitors, MRI systems,
sedation monitoring equipment, laser ablation technology, breast pumps, CT
scanning equipment, blood monitoring equipment, sterilization systems, laser
surgery equipment, and endoscopy equipment.
    "Through our vast expertise and experience in this type of industry, we
are able to offer our customers efficient and effective ways to comply with
current restrictive directives and regulations," says Bruce Calder, General
Manager of Intertek Ageus Solutions. "This is particularly useful to our
clients in these tight economic times."
    Intertek Ageus Solutions offers a number of services to companies
attempting to comply with restrictive regulations:

    - Extended Material Gathering From Suppliers
    - IPC1752 Declarations
    - Conversion of Electronic and Mechanical Products
    - Contract Manufacturer Compliance
    - Compliance Program Audits
    - Component / Material Re-engineering

    For additional information on our Bill of Material services or to learn
how the new RoHS requirements affect you, please contact our RoHS experts at
rohs@intertek.com.

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    About Intertek Health & Environmental Services (www.intertek.com/green)

    Intertek Health & Environmental Services offers the complete solution for
health and environmental compliance, providing sound traceability systems and
strict enforcement of due diligence policies. Intertek H&E Services does more
than simply help our clients comply, we give them the competitive advantage
they desire. Intertek H&E Services offers comprehensive services for REACH,
TSCA and California Proposition 65 including on-call consulting, product
testing and analysis, Only Representative services and corporate education
appropriate for all types and levels of business. Intertek H&E's REACH
services provide the necessary legal and technical management of REACH
requirements in the EU, representation in the EU and submission of
REACH-related information to the EU. Intertek Ageus Solutions, a unit of
Intertek Health & Environmental Services, is a leader in global environmental
compliance, consulting, technology services and product stewardship.

    About Intertek (www.intertek.com)

    Intertek (ITRK.L) is a leading provider of quality and safety solutions
serving a wide range of industries around the world. From auditing and
inspection, to testing, quality assurance and certification, Intertek people
are dedicated to adding value to customers' products and processes, supporting
their success in the global marketplace. Intertek has the expertise, resources
and global reach to support its customers through its network of more than
1,000 laboratories and offices and over 23,000 people in 110 countries around
the world.

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    For more information, visit www.intertek.com




For further information:

For further information: Micheal Fry, Manager, Global Operations &
Business Development, Intertek Ageus Solutions, (905) 678-7820 ext 4270,
michael.fry@intertek.com, rohs@intertek.com; www.intertek.com/rohs,
www.ageussolutions.com

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