1. RoHS Directive
DPA Microphones A/S complies fully with Directive 2011/65/EC on the Restriction of Hazardous Materials (RoHS). That is, DPA Microphones A/S confirms that all products supplied from us after July 1, 2006 will meet the requirements of the RoHS directive.
All necessary dispositions have been taken in relation with our suppliers to ensure that constitutive materials do not include any substance forbidden by the regulation currently applicable on the market. Our main efforts have been to ensure that all soldering spots are made leadless, but also all components have been screened and substituted when required.
This means that all DPA products sold after July 1, 2006 are fully compliant with the RoHS directive with the exception of:
- High-voltage Microphone Amplifier & Power Supply type HMA 4000-II that may no longer be sold (or given) in areas or countries, where the RoHS directive 2011/65/EC applies.
2. WEEE Directive
DPA Microphones A/S complies fully with Directive 2012/19/EC on the Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE). That is, from Jan. 1, 2006 all DPA products that need to be recycled or handled separately are marked with the WEEE label in accordance with the directive. DPA Microphones A/S is prepared to accept scrapped equipment from customers and sort them for later waste disposal. Since not all equipment is marked with a serial number, it has been decided to accept all earlier sold equipment for waste disposal.
Please observe that although DPA is accepting used equipment for service that may later be scrapped, it is a national obligation to fulfill the requirements of the WEEE directive. It is not legal to ship waste products across borders for disposal.
Thus, national distributors are obliged to register in accordance with their national legislation. And, as the interpretation of the directive may vary slightly from one area or country to another for which the directive applies, it will be up to the national distributors to accept waste equipment from end users and dispose it according to the national laws.
Since the amount (and weight) of waste DPA products is extremely sparse, it is recommended to register on an individual basis.