The Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS) is an abbreviation of the Directive on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. The directive was adopted by the EU, and took effect in July 2006. It restricts the use of six, specified hazardous materials (listed below) in the manufacture of various types of electronic and electrical equipment.
Following this, in June 2015, (EU) 2015/863 was publicly released to replace Annex II of 2011/65/EU. Four substances were added, bringing the total number of regulated substances to 10.
The electrical accessory importer/manufacturer performs the inspections established by safety regulations for electrical accessories, keeps a record of the inspection, and displays the PSE mark to show that the product is compliant with standards.
The electrical accessories in question are defined in Article 2 of the regulations as follows: 1) parts of electrical manufactured items for general use (meaning general-use electrical manufactured items established in Article 38, Clause 1 of the electrical business law [1964 law, no. 170]); or machines, instruments or materials connected to these articles for use, which are established by government ordinance. 2) Portable generators that are established by government ordinance. 3) Storage batteries that are established by government ordinance.
In specific, 457 electrical accessories are specified; and of those items, 116 items are specified as “designated electrical accessories” that particularly require safety-related regulations. The remaining 341 items are specified as “non-designated electrical accessories”.
FOR SAFETY USE OF ELECTRIC SCREWDRIVERS
Do not touch the power supply plug with a wet hand. Doing so may cause electric shock.
Consider the surrounding conditions in the workplace.
- Do not use the product in a highly humid environment or in a wet place, to ensure the safety of this device during use. Doing so may risk electric shock or generate smoke.
Wear protective glasses. Failure to do so creates the risk of powder dust getting into your eyes.
Securely stabilize the object to be machined.
- Use a clamp or a vise to stabilize the object to be machined. This is safer than holding the object with your hands. In addition, the operator can use both hands when handling tools. If the object is not fixed securely, there is a possibility of getting hurt by flying objects.
In the following cases, turn off the switch of the main unit and unplug the power cord.
- When the tool is not used or when it is being repaired.
Avoid an unexpected startup.
- Do not carry this unit with your finger resting on the switch. The unit may start unexpectedly and cause injury.
Use the specified accessories and attachments.
- Do not use any accessories and attachments that are not described in this manual or in Vessel's product catalogs. Failure to do so causes risk of accident, injury, or product failure.
Do not put this unit into fire.
- The product may burst or emit hazardous substances.
Caution (Electric Screwdriver)
Hold the main body securely during use and do not swing the product around. Failure to hold the product securely may lead to an injury.
Keep your hands and face away from the rotating part of the tool during use. Touching these parts may result in injury.
Securely attach the bit or accessory according to the instructions in the manual. If a bit or an attachment is not secure, the part may come off unexpectedly, causing an injury.
Do not use gloves while using this product. Your glove may get caught in the rotating part of the tool, causing injury.
When hanging the tool by using a tool balancer or other means, always use the hanging ring on the main body of the product. Failure to do this causes risk of the product dropping or damage occurring to the cord.
Do not use the product inappropriately.
- To operate the product safely and with high efficiency, use it at a speed that the product can appropriately handle. Operating the product at a speed exceeding its capability may lead to an accident.
Use a tool that is suitable for your particular work.
- This screwdriver is intended to be used for tightening and loosening screws. Do not use this tool for any other purposes.
Wear appropriate clothes when operating this tool.
- Do not wear loose clothes or accessories such as a necklace when using this tool. If your hair is long, put your hair underneath your cap, or cover it with a hair cover. Your hair may get caught in the rotating part.
Handle the power supply cord gently.
- Do not carry this tool by holding the cord, and do not pull on the cord to unplug it from the outlet.
Do not work in an uncomfortable posture.
- Always maintain secure footing and keep your balance. Failure to do so may cause you to fall over and become injured.
Be sure to keep the electric screwdriver maintained at all times.
- In order to operate the product safely and efficiently, inspect the bits and confirm that the bits are intact.
Use sufficient caution when operating this product.
- When using this product, operate it very carefully while paying full attention to the method of handling and operation, the surrounding conditions and so on. Careless actions may lead to an accident or injury.
Inspect and confirm that no part is damaged. Before starting to use the product, thoroughly inspect it to confirm that there is no damage, that the product activates properly, and that the specified functions work as intended.
- Confirm that there are no issues with any of the parts of this tool that may affect its operation, including the position adjustment and tightening of the moving parts, any damaged parts, and the condition of installed parts.
For repair of this product, bring the product to a store that specializes in this kind of repair work.
- Do not disassemble, repair, or modify this product. Such operation may cause a fire or the product may operate unexpectedly, causing injury.