M Squared will work with end users and/or distributors, to aid in the correct handling of any M Squared product that has reached the end of its useful life.
This may include, as appropriate, return shipment of the product free of charge to M Squared Lasers Ltd for re-cycling (only after prior agreement and issue of an RMA number directly by M Squared Lasers Ltd). A copy of M Squared’s full WEEE Compliance Policy Statement is available upon request. For more information, please contact M Squared Lasers.
RoHS/WEEE Compliance Statement
M Squared Lasers is committed to minimising the environmental impact of our products and operations, and to complying with related relevant legislation and directives. M Squared Lasers’ products are subject to the European Union (E.U.) Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS) that became effective July 1 2006, and also to the PRC Management Methods for Controlling Pollution by Electronic products (more commonly known as China RoHS) effective March 1 2007.
RoHS Directive (2002/95/EC)
The RoHS Directive affects manufacturers, sellers, distributors and recyclers of electrical and electronic equipment containing lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chrome, polybrominated biphenyl (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE). From July 1, 2006 the use of these materials has been severely restricted in most electrical and electronic products sold in Europe.
All of M Squared’s products sold in Europe after July 1, 2006 are fully RoHS compliant, and a full Declaration of RoHS Compliance is available upon request. If you have questions regarding the RoHS compliance of M Squared products, please contact us, or your distributor, using the information listed here.
WEEE Directive (2002/96/EC)
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE) applies to companies that manufacture, sell, and distribute electrical and electronic equipment in the E.U. It covers a wide range of large and small electrical and electronic appliances, tools and instruments. This Directive aims to reduce the waste arising from electrical and electronic equipment, and to improve the environmental performance of everything involved in the life cycle of electrical and electronic equipment. This translates into the following requirements for producers (manufacturers or importers) of electrical and electronic equipment: a) register in their countries; b) achieve a series of demanding recycling and recovery
targets; c) mark any products that must NOT be thrown into general waste with a crossed out, wheeled bin icon.
The E.U. WEEE symbol used to mark products that must not be thrown into general waste, and must be recycled or disposed of according to local regulations.
The symbol shown in Figure 2 indicates WEEE material, and anything carrying this mark should be collected separately and processed according to local regulations. M Squared products subject to the WEEE directive are marked with this symbol. To prevent WEEE, the Directive encourages re-use, recycling and other forms of recovery over disposal. Arrangements for the separate collection of WEEE will vary in each member E.U. country. If disposal is necessary then this should only be undertaken by an approved authorised treatment facility (AATF).
CE Declaration of Conformity
The attention of the specifier, purchaser, installer, or user is drawn to special measures and limitations to use of this equipment, which must be observed when these products are taken into service to maintain compliance with the above directives. Details of these special measures and limitations to use are available on request.