We are observing the development of the information obligation under Section 33 very closely. As soon as the first candidate list was published on 28 October 2008 we contacted our suppliers in order to obtain the information required. We are reacting to amendments of the candidate list immediately.
According to the information available to us, almost all Kärcher products contain components in which lead (CAS 7439-92-1) is used as an alloying element, e.g. in brass, in concentrations greater than 0.1%. If used in accordance with the designated use, no danger to health or the environment emanates from these substances. The use of these substances is in accordance with applicable provisions of statute. Safety instructions are not required.
If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Information on the disposal of old electrical appliances
Environmentally sound products, services and processes are embedded in our corporate mission statement. Therefore, we also meet the requirements of the Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (ElektroG) in Germany and notify you as our customer of the following.
Old electrical appliances shall not be disposed of with household waste. Consumers are required by law to bring them to a suitable collection point at the retailer or the community. You can also return your old devices free of charge in every Kärcher Center and in our Kärcher dispatch warehouse.
Please note that commercially used electrical and electronic equipment (B2B), shall not be disposed of via municipal collection schemes. We will be pleased to inform you about suitable disposal options.
Please remove batteries and accumulators as far as possible and dispose of them as described under "Information on Battery Law". For devices with data storage, you are required to delete personal data.
The garbage bin symbol means: Old electrical appliances shall not be disposed of with household waste. Old equipment may contain harmful substances that can harm the environment and health. Old appliances are recycled, they contain important raw materials.