Product Compliance

Product compliance certificates for RoHS, WEEE and REACH regulations can be found using the links below.

The Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive issued by the European Union (EU), restricts the use of certain hazardous substances from electronic products sold in Europe as of July 1, 2006. HGST hard drive products introduced in February 2005 and after meet the requirements imposed under the RoHS Directive.
RoHS Certificate of Compliance and Exemptions for HGST products

The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive was created by the EU and is designed to minimize the disposal of electrical and electronic equipment into landfills. The WEEE Directive requires that a specific marking (i.e., the crossed-out wheeled bin or “Dustbin” logo) be included on certain end-user products to identify them as items covered by this legislation.

For the convenience of our customers who sell HGST products in EU countries, HGST began labeling all generic hard drive products with the WEEE symbol in January 2006. Currently, the WEEE symbol is applicable only in the EU.

HGST encourages users of its products to not disassemble products into components and to dispose of products in accordance with local laws.

The European Union’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulates the handling of sensitive chemicals and the phase-in of alternatives for the most dangerous chemicals used within EU commerce.

The REACH regulation of the European Union (EU) became effective June 1, 2007 to regulate the safe handling of the most sensitive chemicals within EU commerce and to phase-in suitable substitutions for the most dangerous chemicals within EU commerce.

The European Chemicals Agency, the EU agency responsible for implementing REACH, publishes the names of substances that are candidates for its Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) list. As provided for by REACH, HGST reviews its products to determine if any HGST products contain more than 0.1% by weight per article of any substance on the SVHC candidate list.

As appropriate, HGST will update the REACH Certificate of Compliance for its products when the EU updates the SVHC list. Please click on the link below to view current REACH Certificates of Compliance that HGST has posted for its products.

REACH Certificate for HGST Hard Drives