RoHS and WEEE Compliance

RoHS Recast 2011/65/EU

Georg Fischer Signet would like to inform you of recent changes made to the RoHS Recast Directive 2011/65/EU that will repeal the original RoHS Directive, 2002/95/EC on January 3, 2013. While 2011/65/EU presently exempts products supplied by Signet until July 22, 2017, Signet has been proactively working with suppliers and customers to ensure that products entering the European Union (EU) market comply with all applicable requirements under the Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS Directive) and Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE Directive).

RoHS Recast Major Changes:

  • The CE marking now includes the RoHS Directive. Therefore, existing conformity declarations have to be adapted or new declarations have to be issued.
  • Conformity declaration must “accompany” the finished product and must be in the language of the local market.
  • Removal of EU Lead Free RoHS symbology from all published articles and products.
  • For passive devices (non-Electrical and Electronic Equipment products) that do not require conformity declarations, a separate RoHS compliance statement can be generated. 

Time line of Implementation:

  1. New Directive effective – July 21, 2011
  2. Becomes Member State Law - January 2, 2013
  3. Repeal of current RoHS Directive (2002/95/EC) – January 3, 2013
  4. Industrial monitoring and control equipment covered – July 22, 2017

Signet intends to become fully compliant to these established guidelines while minimizing supply chain issues.

WEEE Legislation 2012/19/EU

In line with the European WEEE (Waste of Electrical & Electronic Equipment) legislation, Georg Fischer Signet shall be adding a prescribed sticker to all relevant and newly manufactured products during the next several weeks. The sticker shows a crossed-out trash can symbol. All electrical and electronic products sold into the EU are affected by this legislation. The WEEE legislation identifies products and requirements for preventing waste, promoting recycling and reuse of electrical and electronic products. The responsible party for complying with the directive is the manufacturer (if located in the EU) or the importer (if the manufacturer is outside of the EU). Customers must be informed about the logistics of recycling and contracts must be made with recycling services. Export for recycling or disposal is typically not allowed. This responsible party will need to register all electronic products with part numbers at a national clearing house, and report annual sales and retrieved/recycled quantities. There is no exemption for small quantity sales. Georg Fischer Signet intends to focus on recycling methods and the disassembly possibilities in new designs to facilitate dismantling and recovery.

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WEEE End of Life Recycling and Disposal Information
Any product bearing the WEEE symbol must not be included with unsorted municipal waste. It must be collected, treated and recycled separately. Please follow your local regulation.

For proper disposal of any Georg Fischer Signet LLC products, please contact your local sales office(s).

WEEE Disassembly Instructions

  • Refer to the individual product pages for disassembly instructions.