WEEE Directive requires an up-to-date BS EN 50419


2 October 2006

Following a review by the European Commission, changes have been introduced which means BS EN 50419:2005 has been replaced by BS EN 50419:2006.

For full compliance with the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive, it is important that manufacturers, producers and distributors of electrical and electronic equipment within the EU have the most up-to-date version.

BS EN 50419:2006 Marking of electrical and electronic equipment in accordance with Article 11(2) of Directive 2002/96/EC (WEEE) contains the marking requirements needed to meet the requirements of the WEEE Directive. 

The revised standard contains additional information relating to the marking requirements, including positioning, visibility, dimensions, location and referenced documents. The marking serves to clearly identify the producer of the equipment and that the equipment has been put on the market after 13 August 2005.

BS EN 50419:2006 supersedes BS EN 50419:2005 which has been withdrawn.

ISBN 0 580 48114 X

BS EN 50419:2006 is a comprehensive and wide-ranging piece of legislation that many companies mistakenly believe is either not applicable to, or does not affect them.  If you manufacture, brand, import, sell, store, treat or dismantle electrical or electronic products within the European Union (EU) the WEEE Directive will affect you.  The Directive comes into force in the UK on 1 January 2007.

Also available:

The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive - A Survey of Requirements and Implementation
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PAS 99:2006 Specification of common management system requirements as a framework for integration
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BS EN ISO 14020:2001 Environmental labels and declarations. General principles
This international standard establishes guiding principles for the development and use of environmental labels and declarations. It is intended that other applicable standards in the BS EN ISO 14020 series be used in conjunction with this standard.

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BS EN ISO 14021 specifies requirements for self-declared environmental claims, including statements, symbols and graphics. It further describes selected terms commonly used in environmental claims and gives qualifications for their use. It also describes a general evaluation and verification methodology for self-declared environmental claims and specific evaluation and verification methods for the selected claims in this standard.

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