Legislation Relating to Batteries & Powerpacks
(Batteries Directive / WEEE / RoHS)
The Batteries Directive
DMS technologies are producers of industrial batteries and operate take-back arrangements for products which we have supplied and which are now at the end of their lifetime. This is in compliance with the European Batteries Directive 2006/66/EC as implemented by the following regulations:
Please follow the links for full guidance notes from the Government.
Our Battery Producer Registration Number is BPRN00008
We will take back and safely dispose of batteries which are returned to us. This disposal service is free of charge but you may pay the transport costs to return the batteries to us. Please contact us to arrange this disposal service before returning products. In certain circumstances, we may accept back for disposal batteries which we did not originally supply.
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE)
The new European WEEE Directive (2012/19/EU) requires producers to ensure that their products are properly disposed of or recycled in an environmentally sensitive manner at the end of their useful life.
DMS technologies produces a wide range of products, some of which are covered by the WEEE regulations. Examples of such products include our Portable Power Packs, Chargers and some of our custom-made batteries. Batteries themselves are not covered by the WEEE regulations as they are regulated by the Batteries Directive noted above.
To meet our obligations, DMS technologies is a member of the b2b Producer Compliance Scheme in respect of products falling within the scope of the WEEE regulations. If you are an end user and you have DMS products which have reached end-of-life and require disposal, please refer to the b2b website at www.b2bcompliance.org.uk or contact b2b Compliance on 0845 680 9829. They will arrange collection from your premises. Our producer registration number is WEEE/CB0049TZ.
http://www.varleyredtop.com/pdf/b2b_compliance.pdf for our Registration Certificate.
The Reduction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS)
The European RoHS Directive (2011/65/EU) applies to similar products as the WEEE regulations and requires producers to remove certain hazardous substances from their products. See www.rohs.gov.uk for more information. Where practical and technically acceptable alternatives exist, DMS has removed these substances from our products but please note that many batteries are exempt from these regulations.
Additionally, the WEEE & RoHS regulations include some exemptions related to product application, notably:
• Those intended for national security or military purposes
• Those that are part of a fixed installation.
Please contact us if you require further information about battery related legislation.
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