BGM Fastener, located in the USA is a manufacturer and distributor of military, aerospace, and critical commercial fasteners.
RoHS is the EU Directive that restricts the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic products (EEE products). ROHS II, adopted in 2011, is an “open scope” directive which means that by July 22, 2019 it will apply to all EEE products that are “dependent on electric current or electromagnetic fields for at least one intended function. The current list of restricted substances is found in Annex II of the directive and currently includes: lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls (PBB), polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE), bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP), dibutyl phthalate (DBP), and diisobutyl (DIBP).
Permanent exclusions from RoHS include the following: military equipment, space equipment, equipment designed to be part of another piece of equipment falling outside the scope of RoHS, large scale industry tools, large scale fixed installations, means of transport for persons or goods, non-road mobile machinery, active implantable medical devices, photovoltaic panels, equipment for research and development only available business to business. As noted above, the European Commission adopts a very narrow interpretation of the categories of products to which these exclusions apply.
BGM Fastener Co., Inc.’s current product status as it relates to ROHS, ROHS II, and ROHS 3 is as follows:
BGM Fastener Co., Inc. does not import nor export. Our scope of our product is specific to military, aerospace, and critical commercial fasteners. These fasteners are permanently excluded from ROHS. Military fasteners (steel with a corrosion resistant plating) typically contain cadmium and/or hexavalent chrome required required by the specification.
BGM Fastener product is compliant by exclusion when used in an application stated in the exclusion paragraph above.
Care must be taken not to use these items in a commercial environment!
Any questions concerning BGM Fastener and ROHS requirements should be directed to