RoHS Compliance: Your Safety and the Environment's Protection are Guaranteed
Unlike most robotic and regular vacuum cleaners, and other electrical home appliances, Bobsweep is RoHS certified to ensure maximum customer safety and minimum impact on the environment. You are not sure what that means?
It's simple: the base material for an electronic or electrical product can contain hazardous substances such as lead or mercury both of which have been proven to be hazardous for the health of human beings. An RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) directive certification ensures that a product -such as Bobsweep, is free from the following six hazardous substances:
Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB)*
Polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE)*
The certification is mandatory for large and small home appliances in the European Union. Unfortunately, US and Canada haven't mandated the certification yet. California has taken the lead in this area and effective January 1, 2010, the California Lighting Efficiency and Toxics Reduction Act applies RoHS to general purpose lights, i.e. "lamps, bulbs, tubes, or other electric devices that provide functional illumination for indoor residential, indoor commercial, and outdoor use". Other cities and states are still debating whether to mandate RoHS in similar categories as Europe or not.
No matter what the regulations mandate, we always like to be one step ahead. We are serious about your safety and can't risk your long term health for our short term profit; we are here for the long run and would like to make sure you will stay right next to us, all happy and healthy; that's why Bob is free from any hazardous substances and fully certified. With Bob, there is no need for you to memorize all that information because Bobsweep is RoHS compliant. We already did all those tests for you so that you can enjoy a clean and happy home without any worries... and that's our little part for the environment.
* PBB and PBDE are flame retardants used in several plastics. Read more about RoHS directive.