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Return of old appliances
& disposal

Does a repair no longer make sense?

This page informs you about the procedure in the European Union with regard to the EU Directives 2002/96/EC and 2008/12/EC for the environmentally friendly disposal of an electrical appliance containing a battery. The analyzer is intended as professional electrical equipment for commercial use (B2B). The directives have been transposed into national law in the member states and may differ locally in some respects. If in doubt, contact your local waste disposal company before disposing of the waste.

Disposal of the battery

The analyzers with display contain a CR2032 battery to store the date, time and status parameters. When replacing the battery, disposal in municipal waste is prohibited. The battery must also be removed before the appliance is handed in for recycling. Empty batteries can be handed in at public collection points. Alternatively, the battery can be handed in wherever a battery of the same type can be purchased.

Disposal of decommissioned analyzers

The disposal obligation of the manufacturer of commercially used appliances applies to appliances placed on the market after August 13, 2005.

Electrical appliances marked with this symbol must not be disposed of with municipal waste. Return the appliance to disposal and collection systems for electrical appliances for recycling. Alternatively, you can return analyzers that have been taken out of service to us or your dealer for disposal.

Dispose of the device and battery separately. For data protection reasons, remove or delete the SD card from the device before disposing of it.

Procedure for sending decommissioned analyzers to the manufacturer for disposal (RLS Wacon analytics GmbH)

1. inform us before shipping your decommissioned analyzers
– by a short call to the number +49 (0)5121/28126-24
– by sending an informal e-mail (stating the serial number) to support@rls-wacon.de

2. wait for an answer
– In the event of warranty claims, you will receive a free return label

3. clean the appliance before packing it
– For the safety of transport service staff and our employees, we ask you to roughly remove reagents from tubes, pumps and measuring chambers
– If possible, pack these affected components in tear-proof and liquid-tight bags

4. use the original packaging if possible
– If the original packaging is no longer available, please ensure that it is sufficiently padded

5. mark your consignment with the words FOR DISPOSAL

6. send the package to the following address:
RLS Wacon analytics GmbH
– Disposal service
Gropiusstr. 12
D-31137 Hildesheim

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