RoHS 2 (European Directive 2011/65/EU on Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances) is European legislation that restricts the levels of Lead, Mercury, Cadmium, Hexavalent Chromium, Polybrominated Biphenyls (PBB) and Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDE) present in electrical and electronic equipment sold in the European Union, commencing July 1, 2011. All Lee Spring Stock Products, with the exception of Cadmium Plated MIL-SPEC Springs, comply with the RoHS 2 Directive.
RoHS (Regulation on Registration,Evaluation,Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals) refers to European Union Regulation No 1907/2006.The aim of REACH is to ensure a high level of protection of human health and the environment from the risks that can be posed by chemicals. All Lee Spring Stock Products, with the exception of Cadmium Plated MIL-SPEC Springs, comply with this regulation.
While the vast majority of Lee Spring Custom Products are also RoHS and REACH compliant, please note that certain specifications requested by our customers may not be compliant. Lee Spring only manufactures products that are not in compliance with these regulations upon customer request and can advise customers on RoHS or REACH compliance issues if there is any uncertainty.
DFARS 252.225-7014, Alt.1 prohibits prime government contractors and all suppliers at every tier from incorporating “specialty metals” (as defined in the clause) into military parts, components and/or end item deliverables unless the specialty metals have been:
- melted in the United States
- its outlying areas, or
- a qualifying country listed in DFARS 225.872-1.
Articles manufactured in a qualifying country, regardless of where the specialty metal may have been melted, are not subject to the requirement.
Based on the definition of “specialty metals”, as given in DFARS 252.225-7014, Music Wire Hard Drawn MB, and Oil Tempered MB spring wire are excluded from this requirement. However, Stainless Steel 301, Stainless Steel 302, Stainless Steel 316, Stainless Steel 17-7, and Oil Tempered Chrome Silicon are considered “specialty metals” (are not excluded) and therefore may be restricted for use under DFARS 252.225-7014.
Not all of the wire used by Lee Spring in the manufacture of our products is melted in the Untied States or in any of the other qualifying countries. Should the products you need fall under the DFARS 252.225-7014 requirement, you will need to contact Lee Spring Customer Service or Engineering so that your requirement can be processed as a custom transaction. This may involve an increase in price, lead time, or both, on a case by case basis, depending on the availability of a suitable supply of the restricted alloy required.
All Stock Spring products are available with Material Traceability certification; these products should be designated with the suffix MS. There is a documentation surcharge included in the price. Please contact Lee Spring for pricing.
All Custom Spring products are available with Material Traceability certification. Please be sure to specify your requirement for these documents when placing a custom order.
All Lee Spring Stock products are exempt from and therefore compliant with the International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR) (22 CFR 120-130).Note that any customer required modifications to form, fit or function specifically for a military application would preclude such exemption.
Lee Spring now stocks the complete line of products meeting Military Standards Compression Springs (AS24585) and Extension Springs (AS24586).