Which products fall under the legislation and how do I recognise them?

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Which products fall under the legislation and how do I recognise them?

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• Category 1 – Large household appliances (fridges, cookers, microwaves, washing machines, etc.) • Category 2 – Small household appliances (vacuum cleaners, clocks, toasters, etc.) • Category 3 – IT and Telecommunications equipment (PCs, mainframes, printers, copiers, phones, etc.) • Category 4 – Consumer equipment (radios, hi-fi, musical instruments, videos, camcorders, etc.) • Category 5 – Lighting equipment (fluorescent tubes and holders, sodium lamps, etc.) • Category 6 – Electrical and electronic tools (drills, sewing machines, electric lawnmowers, etc.) • Category 7 – Toys, leisure and sports equipment (electric trains, games consoles, exercise machines, etc.) • Category 8 – Medical devices (analysers, dialysis machines, medical freezers, etc.) • Category 9 – Monitoring and control equipment (smoke detectors, thermostats, scales, etc.) • Category 10 – Automatic dispensers (hot drinks machines, sweet and chocolate bar dispensers, cash machines, etc.

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The WEEE Directive divides Electronic and Electrical Equipment into ten categories: • Category 1 – Large household appliances (fridges, cookers, microwaves, washing machines, etc.) • Category 2 – Small household appliances (vacuum cleaners, clocks, toasters, etc.) • Category 3 – IT and Telecommunications equipment (PCs, mainframes, printers, copiers, phones, etc.) • Category 4 – Consumer equipment (radios, hi-fi, musical instruments, videos, camcorders, etc.) • Category 5 – Lighting equipment (fluorescent tubes and holders, sodium lamps, etc.) • Category 6 – Electrical and electronic tools (drills, sewing machines, electric lawnmowers, etc.) • Category 7 – Toys, leisure and sports equipment (electric trains, games consoles, exercise machines, etc.) • Category 8 – Medical devices (analysers, dialysis machines, medical freezers, etc.) • Category 9 – Monitoring and control equipment (smoke detectors, thermostats, scales, etc.) • Category 10 – Automatic dispensers (hot drinks machines, swe