WEEE, REACH & RoHS
The purpose of Directive 2002/96/EC on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) is, as a first priority, the prevention of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), and in addition, the reuse, recycling and other forms of recovery of such wastes so as to reduce the disposal of waste. It also seeks to improve the environmental performance of all operators involved in the life cycle of electrical and electronic equipment, e.g. producers, distributors and consumers and in particular those operators directly involved in the treatment of waste electrical and electronic equipment. Should you have any questions about the date of manufacture of any of our serialized equipment, please contact Customer Service at Printronix, The Netherlands, Tel: (31) 24 6489489 and provide the serial number for decoding.
REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals, EC No 1907/2006) are the new EU chemicals regulations which were introduced on June 1, 2007 with an implementation deadline of 2018.
REACH enforces review of the properties of chemicals, identifying the associated health and environmental risks and ensures that information is communicated to suppliers and downstream users in the EU market. The objective of the REACH regulations are to promote phased substitution of the most dangerous substances.
Printronix has ensured that its suppliers have taken necessary action to meet the requirements of REACH to ensure the Printronix products can continue to be supplied in the EU. This includes, where required, pre-registration of substances. We will continue to comply with the requirements of REACH including assuring that all necessary registrations are completed.
Printronix suppliers have reviewed the SVHC concern list posted on the ECHA web site. Printronix articles contain no SVHC above the concentration limit of 0.1%.
The purpose of Directive 2002/95/EC on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment is to approximate the laws of the Member States on the restrictions of the use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment and to contribute to the protection of human health and the environmentally sound recovery and disposal of waste electrical and electronic equipment.
EU RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC – Restriction of Hazardous Substances
The European Union’s RoHS directive regarding restriction of hazardous substances is in effect since 1 July 2006. The directive is applicable for European Union member states. The directive restricts producers in the use of substances such as amongst others Lead, Mercury and Cadmium.
As of 1 July 2006 all of our new-manufactured printer products and related spares and consumables, put on the market within the European Union meet the restriction of the use of these hazardous substances as per the RoHS directive 2002/95/EC.
Printronix certifies that it gathered the information it provides using appropriate methods to ensure its accuracy and that such information is true and correct to the best of its knowledge and belief as of the date of this form. In some cases Printronix may have relied on information provided by others in completing this form and Printronix may not have independently verified such information. However, in situations where Printronix has not independently verified information provided by others, Printronix agrees that, at minimum, its suppliers have provided certifications regarding their contributions to the part, and those certifications are at least as comprehensive as the certification in this paragraph.
The warranty rights and/or remedies provided in Printronix’s Standard Terms and Conditions of Sale applicable to these parts shall apply and are the sole and exclusive liabilities and remedies for issues that arise regarding the information that Printronix provides in this form.
EU WEEE Directive 2002/96/EC – Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment
The European Union’s WEEE directive regarding waste management is in effect since 13 August 2005. The directive is applicable for European Union member states. The directive ensures that producers will provide the collection systems and the proper disposal and/or recycling of the applicable products.
All our printer products delivered since 13 August 2005 are covered by the directive and as such are marked with the “Crossed Out Wheeled Bin” symbol. The symbol is located on the rating label of our products. As such printer products disposed of should not be mixed with general household waste.
Printer products can be returned to Printronix in The Netherlands by requesting a CRA (Customer Return Authorization) number from our Dutch Order Administration department. Please contact them at number +31 24 6489402 or by email at emeaorderservices@printronix.
Customer’s option is to either dispose of such printer product at a proper local waste disposal/dismantle/recycle centre or to return such printer products to our plant in The Netherlands (Shipping cost at Customer’s expense).