Ban from products

June 5, 2007

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Status: Implemented

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Ban from products

* Asbestos
* Cadmium (Cd)
* Hexavalent Chromium (CrVI)
* Mercury (Hg), except for backlight lamps
* Lead (Pb), above and beyond RoHS requirements
* Polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs)
* Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs)
* Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)
* Polychlorinated dibenzodioxins (PCDDs)
* Polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs)
* Polychlorinated terphenyls (PCTs)
* Short-chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs)


DELL/ Status Update
The substances noted are among our banned and restricted materials and are prohibited from use in products. A good place to see this is in the product data sheets we provide on the environmental attributes of every product we sell.


 

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  • Jul 24, 2009     Comment Link

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    Hg isn't needed for backlights, either, since Dell now provides LED backlights as an upgrade on some models.
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  • Oct 26, 2007     Comment Link

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    Sure I'll buy a round.... But is Dell to be trusted?
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  • Oct 26, 2007     Comment Link

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    You should get $1000 (US)! Hopefully you'll buy a round ?
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  • Oct 26, 2007     Comment Link

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    Do I win a prize?
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  • Oct 12, 2007     Comment Link

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    Also, for the laptops you need to clarify that the weight is without the power supply (you know the big transformer that is needed to charge the battery when away from a wall outlet), listing the weight without that being noted is like citing your weight minus your stomach, hence should be noted.
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  • Oct 12, 2007     Comment Link

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    The link you provided isn't obvious enough for the average customer to find, having it in each systems description page would put it up front along with the price.
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  • Oct 12, 2007     Comment Link

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    What are the chances of having this information in the same web page as when a customer is configuring their system? Or at the very least in the System Descriptions pages under a tab where the views of the system are? You know where you can view pictures, specs, etc. now have a environmental impact tab? This would help those customers who are concerned with this to view the options and availability of systems which meet their environmental concerns.
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  • Oct 12, 2007     Comment Link

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    Hi everyone - I just noted this idea and that it was incorrectly tagged before and I've updated the status to implemented. The substances you note are among our banned and restricted materials and are prohibited from use in products. A good place to see this is in the product data sheets we provide on the environmental attributes of every product we sell - - you can see them here: http://www.dell.com/content/topics/global.aspx/corp/environment/en/prod_datasheets?c=us&l=en&s=gen Also noted the tin whiskering comment -- I saw a story over the weekend about that as well. Our environmental, reliability and design teams worked with suppliers and industry consortia for several years in preparation for the ROHS standards which includes finding a new formulation for solder that does not use lead but provides the same safety and reliability. Thanks for the note - any other inputs on environment keep us posted -thanks,
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  • Oct 12, 2007     Comment Link

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    Changed status to **IMPLEMENTED**.
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  • Oct 12, 2007     Comment Link

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    There's been some scary stuff in the news lately about reliability problems with lead-free solder. See http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21151552/ "Typically measuring under a millimeter long, tin whiskers look like errant strands of static-charged hair, erupting in every direction from tin-based materials like solder. Their cause is hotly debated. Other metals also grow whiskers, but not like tin. Trouble arises when the whiskers bridge separate parts of increasingly miniaturized circuit boards. They also can flake off and interfere with sensitive optics. While scientists debate their cause, they agree on one thing: Small amounts of lead mixed with the tin have been remarkably effective at preventing whisker eruptions for decades."

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