• Gossen Metrawatt

Legal Obligations & Declarations of Conformity

Gossen Metrawatt GmbH complies with all applicable laws and regulations. We expect the same from our partners.
Important information on how Gossen Metrawatt implements some of these applicable legal obligations, as well as corresponding declarations of conformity, can be found below.

  • RoHS and REACH at Gossen Metrawatt GmbH

    We ensure that the raw materials used in our products meet all relevant criteria in terms of environmental protection and social responsibility.

    Our general health and environmental declarations of conformity with regard to RoHS and REACH are included below.

    RoHS at Gossen Metrawatt GmbH

    RoHS stands for “Restriction of (certain) Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment” in accordance with the European Union’s RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU (and its amendments), which was implemented in Germany specifically as the Electrical and Electronic Equipment Substances Ordinance (ElektroStoffV). The objective is to restrict the use of specified substances in the materials used in electrical or electronic equipment and their components, which are hazardous to health and the environment. Emphasis is placed on especially toxic and environmentally hazardous substances such as lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE).

    Reach at Gossen Metrawatt GmbH

    REACH stands for “Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals” in accordance with EC REACH regulation no. 1907/2006 of the European Parliament. Emphasis is placed on the protection of health and the environment by systematically controlling the introduction of potentially hazardous chemicals to the market.

  • The Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (ElektroG) at Gossen Metrawatt GmbH

    Legislation on the marketing, return and environmentally sound disposal of electrical and electronic equipment (Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act – ElektroG) implements the requirements of European WEEE Directive 2012/19/EU (Waste of Electrical and Electronic Equipment) in Germany. International standards and guidelines, e.g. for environmentally compatible product designs, are in force as well.

    As a manufacturer and distributor of test and measuring equipment, Gossen Metrawatt GmbH is subject to the requirements set forth in ElektroG. In this regard, an especially important environmental goal is the avoidance or reduction of waste, as well as reuse, recycling and other forms of waste recovery. Gossen Metrawatt GmbH pursues this environmental objective in its business activities and processes, in particular by means of sustainable and durable product designs and after-sales services, as well as in its supply chain, and complies with the legal obligations stipulated in ElektroG.

    Gossen Metrawatt GmbH is listed under WEEE registration number DE 72794336 in the manufacturer’s register of the foundation for waste electrical and electronic equipment (known as “stiftung ear” in Germany). Further information is available at www.stiftung-ear.de.

    In accordance with the requirements of ElektroG, all electrical equipment introduced to the market on or after 13 August 2005 must be identified such that the manufacturer can be clearly recognized, and that the date on which it was introduced to the market can be verified as falling after this cut-off date.
    Our products are correctly identified. Reference to the date of introduction to the market is made by information indicated on the product (identification with a crossed out garbage can on wheels or indication of the date of manufacture), or by means of the serial number which can be used to determine the date of manufacture with the help of the following table:

    Year of Manufacture 1st Place Month of Manufacture 2nd Place
    2010 U Jan. A
    2011 V Feb. B
    2012 W March C
    2013 X April D
    2014 Y May E
    2015 Z June F
    2016 A July G
    2017 B Aug. H
    2018 C Sept. I
    2019 D Oct. J
    2020 E Nov. K
    2021 F Dec. L
    2022 G Jan. M

    Information on the return of waste electrical equipment can be found at »

  • The Battery Act (BattG) at Gossen Metrawatt GmbH

    The law governing the distribution, return and environmentally sound disposal of primary and rechargeable batteries (Battery Act – BattG) implements the requirements of European Battery Directive 2006/66/EC in Germany.

    Gossen Metrawatt GmbH also distributes batteries to the market together with its measuring and test instruments, which are either built into the instrument or included with it, and is thus deemed the manufacturer or distributor of the batteries within the context of BattG. Gossen Metrawatt GmbH is listed under registration number 15188896 with the foundation for waste electrical and electronic equipment (known as “stiftung ear” in Germany).

    In fulfillment of the legal obligation to provide information on batteries, we draw attention to the fact that the type and chemical system of the respective battery can be determined on the basis of its labeling. If the abbreviations “Pb” for lead, “Cd” for cadmium or “Hg” for mercury are included, the battery exceeds the limit for the respective metal. Please ensure safe and energy efficient use.

    End-users are legally obligated to return used batteries.

    Information on the free return of used batteries can be found at »

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