The RoHS Directive stands for “Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances” in electrical and electronic equipment. This directive bans the use of electrical and electronic materials containing more than agreed levels of lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyl (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants.
More info at: http://www.rohs.gov.uk/
Accreditation demonstrates that we are fully qualified to test and certify your products, and that the results are widely recognized in your chosen markets. CSA certifications are used and accepted across North America and around the world, on over 1 billion products. And that number continues to grow.
In the U.S., CSA International is accredited by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL). Generally speaking, all OSHA accredited laboratories conduct their tests against the same sets of U.S. standards and codes, regardless of who authors or publishes them. CSA International tests to applicable U.S. standards, which include ANSI, UL, CSA, NSF, and others. In Canada CSA International is accredited as a Certification Organization (CO) and as a Testing Organization (TO) by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC).
More info at: http://www.csa-international.org/
UL is the trusted source across the globe for product compliance. Benefiting a range of customers – from manufacturers and retailers to consumers and regulating bodies – we’ve tested products for public safety for more than a century.More info at: www.ul.com
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
FDA is the federal agency responsible for ensuring that foods are safe, wholesome and sanitary; human and veterinary drugs, biological products, and medical devices are safe and effective; cosmetics are safe; and electronic products that emit radiation are safe. FDA also ensures that these products are honestly, accurately and informatively represented to the public.More info at: http://www.fda.gov/comments/regs.html