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LXT AVT MM4 RoHS REACH


Environmental Activities

As a global supplier of a comprehensive range of power tools that assist people in creating homes and living environments, it is vital that we consider the environmental impact of each person's lifestyle and recognize that environmental issues such as global warming concern us directly. The entire Makita Group is working to create a sustainable recycling-oriented society that combines the environment with the economy by reviewing our business activities and lifestyles from the ground up.

We have established long-term goals for saving energy, reducing CO2 emissions, and we are implementing activities to preserve the environment by setting numerical targets for these goals every year. Our products include power tools that use lightweight, long-life lithium-ion batteries, and we will continue to develop products that are friendly to both users and the environment.

 

Lithium-ion eXtreme Technology (LXT)                          

 

A lithium-ion battery features high voltage, high energy density and low self-discharge. It is also lightweight and compact and has high energy efficiency. LXT achieves rapid charging and a long life cycle through the combination of a lithium-ion battery and the Optimum Charging System. The Optimum Charging System, particular to Makita, arranges the charging process according to the condition of each battery. The integrated circuit (IC) chips both in the battery and in the charger exchange information.

LXT

 

Anti-Vibration Technology (AVT)                                    

AVT is a technology that minimizes the vibration coming from the tool to the operator's hands. A built-in dynamic vibration absorber reduces the vibration by counteraction and decreases discomfort to the operator.

 

Makita Mini 4-Stroke Engine (MM4)                                

MM4 is a small 4-stroke engine. As a 4-stroke engine, it features high fuel efficiency and clean exhaust emission. It is also as small and powerful as a conventional 2-stroke engine. The emission level of HC + NOx (hydrocarbons plus nitrogen oxides) is ten times as low as a conventional 2-stroke engine, and it is much lower than the strict emissions limit set in the United States and Europe.

 

MM4

 

RoHS Compliance

Since 2007, no product shipped to any destination has contained substances covered by the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive (a directive on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment), which has been in effect in EU nations since July 1, 2006.*

Very few of our products fall under the China RoHS (Administrative Measure on the Control of Pollution Caused by Electronic Information Products), which went into effect in March 2007, and we have been in compliance from the outset.

* Excluding engine products, pneumatic tools and large wood-working tools not covered by RoHS.

Restriction of Hazardous Substances

 

PoHS
Pb
Hg
Cd
Lead
Mercury
Cadmium
Cr6+
PBB
PBDE
Hexavalent
chromium
Polybrominated
biphenyls
Polybrominated
diphenyl ethers

 

REACH Compliance

New legislation regarding hazardous chemicals contained in products, such as the EU's REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemical substances) entering into force in June 2007, grows ever stricter. In response to REACH, since 2009, we have investigated, managed, and supplied information regarding substances of very high concern (SVHC) contained in our products. The number of authorization candidate substances continues to grow, and content information collection must be continually performed. We promote component procurement that ensures that none of this required information is missed.

 

Ecodesign requirement

COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 1194/2012
implementing Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to ecodesign requirements for directional lamps, light emitting diode lamps and related equipment

 

ANNEX III Ecodesign requirements (excerpt)

3. PRODUCT INFORMATION REQUIREMENTS

3.1.2. Information to be visibly displayed to end-users, prior to their purchase, on the packaging and on free access websites
The information in paragraphs (a) to (o) below shall be displayed on free access websites and in any other form the manufacturer deems appropriate.EN 14.12.2012 Official Journal of the European Union L 342/13
:
(a) Nominal useful luminous flux displayed in a font at least twice as large as any display of the nominal lamp power;
:
(o) Indication of which website to consult in case of accidental lamp breakage to find instructions on how to clean up the lamp debris.
3.1.3. Information to be made publicly available on free-access websites and in any other form the manufacturer deems appropriate
As a minimum, the following information shall be expressed at least as values.
(a) The information specified in point 3.1.2;
:
(o) Recommendations on how to dispose of the lamp at the end of its life for recycling in line with Directive 2012/19/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council ( 1 ).

 

REQUIRED COUNTRY

AUSTRIA, BELGIUM, CROATIA, CZECH REPUBLIC, DENMARK, ESTONIA, FINLAND, FRANCE, GERMANY, GREECE, HUNGARY, IRELAND, ITALY, LATVIA, LITHUANIA, LUXEMBOURG, MALTA, NETHERLANDS, POLAND, PORTUGAL, ROMANIA, PORTUGAL, SLOVAKIA, SLOVENIA, SPAIN, SWEDEN, SWITZERLAND, TURKEY, UNITED KINGDOM