Regulatory Compliance

April 2023
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    RoHS Statement:

    USR supports the European Unions efforts to remove harmful chemicals from consumer electronics. In compliance with RoHS Directive (EU) 2015/863 amending 2011/65/EU and Annex III of Declaration No 768/2008/EC and or its subsequent amendments, of the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union regarding the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS), USR will provide fully compliant product in all regions where the directive will be enforced.

    USR is committed to keeping technology products safe for the environment. In addition to providing RoHS compliant products in regions where the directive will be enforced, USR is taking an extra step by making the vast majority of its products compliant with the efforts to remove lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyl (PBB), polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE), Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), Butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP), Dibutyl phthalate (DBP), and Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP). This includes products available worldwide.

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    REACH Statement:

    U.S. Robotics Corporation Communication Regarding EU REACH

    REACH (EC No. 1907/2006 (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals) is a European Union chemical regulation that entered into effect on June 1, 2007 with various requirements that will be phased in through 2018.

    1. Registration Requirement (Article 7.1)

    2. In general, REACH requires an importer or producer of article(s) to register non - exempt substances contained in the articles(s) when the following conditions are met:

      1. the substance is intended to be released from the article(s) during normal or reasonably foreseeable conditions of use; and
      2. the substance is present in the article(s) in quantities totaling over 1 ton per producer or importer per year.
    3. Notification Requirements (Article 7.2).

    4. Beginning June 1, 2011, within six months after a substance has been found to meet the criteria in Article 57 and is included on the Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern (SVCH) in accordance with the process set out in Article 59.1, importers and producers of article(s) must notify the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) when certain exemptions are unavailable and the following conditions are met:

      1. The substance is present in the article(s) in quantities totaling over 1 ton per producer or importer per year :and
      2. The substance is present in the article(s) above a concentration of 0.1% weight by weight (w/w).
    5. Communication Requirement (Article 33):

      Once a substance has been included on the SVHC Candidate List, importers and producers (along with other suppliers) of articles containing the substance in a concentration (>0.1% w/w) are required to communicate certain information to recipients when next supplying article(s). This communication must provide sufficient information to allow safe use of the article including, as a minimum, the name of that substance.

      Registration and notification under Article 7 is not currently required for substances in USR's products (articles). With regard to the Article 33 communication requirements, USR is currently partnering with its suppliers, and gathering information regarding the presence of SVHCs, to ensure that it can comply with any applicable communication requirements and assist its customers in complying with their respective requirements. If such SVCHs are identified by our suppliers, USR will make the required communications to its customers and assist them with complying with REACH in accordance with Article 33. As of the date of this letter, USR is not aware of the presence of any of the 151 SVCHs currently on the Candidate List that are present in a concentration greater than 0.1% weight by weight in any of our products.

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    USR Conflict Minerals Policy

    The electronics industry, including USR, uses tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold in the production of various products. These metals are extracted from the minerals casserite, columbite-tantalite, wolframite and gold ore, some of which may be mined or traded in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and adjoining countries ("DRC").

    These minerals and their derivatives are referred to as "Conflict Minerals". USR expects its suppliers to undertake reasonable due diligence with their supply chains to assure that these metals are not being sourced from the mines in the DRC or adjoining countries.

    USR supports the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition ("EICC") and the Global e-sustainability Initiative ("GeSI") Conflict-Free Smelter Program, which seeks to verify smelters and refiners that do not use conflict minerals that support armed groups in the production of tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold.

    USR has surveyed its key suppliers of components concerning the origin of these metals. Based on our commitment to operating in a socially and environmentally responsible and ethical manner, where our suppliers will not support USRs efforts or do not assist us in complying with our legal requirements related to the use of conflict minerals, USR will consider using other suppliers.

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    Export Control & Product Compliance

    Export of any information contained in the USR Web site as well as any product purchased from the USR Web site are subject to all U.S. export control laws. By accessing this Web site, you acknowledge that you will abide by such laws and also to the provisions of the U.S. Export-Re-export Requirements and Enhanced Proliferation Control Initiative. You and your organization will not sell, license, or otherwise provide or ship USR products or technical data (or the direct product thereof) for export or re-export to the embargoed countries listed below:

    Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Syria, and Sudan.

    You also agree not to transfer, export or re-export USR products, technology, or software to your customers or any intermediate entity without proper U.S. Government authorizations.

    For ECCN & HTS please e-mail for the latest information.

    USR WEEE Consumer Notice


    For the Following Countries:

    Austria Belgium Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic
    Denmark Estonia Finland France Germany
    Greece Hungary Iceland Ireland Italy
    Latvia Luxembourg Malta Netherlands Norway
    Poland Portugal Romania Spain Switzerland
    Slovakia Slovenia Sweden Turkey United Kingdom


    The USR product you have purchased is subject to Directive 2002/96/EC of the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) and, in jurisdictions adopting that Directive, is marked as being put on the market after August 13, 2005, and should not be disposed of as unsorted municipal waste. Please utilize your local WEEE collection facilities in the disposition of this product and otherwise observe all applicable requirements.


    Le produit USR que vous avez acheté est soumis à la directive 2002/96/CE du Parlement européen et du Conseil de l'Union européenne relative aux déchets d'équipements électriques et électroniques (DEEE). Par ailleurs, dans les juridictions adoptant cette directive, il est marqué comme mis sur le marché après le 13 août 2005. Il ne doit donc pas être jeté avec vos ordures ménagères courantes (déchets municipaux non triés). Pour vous débarraser de ce produit, veuillez faire appel à vos services de collecte des DEEE et observer toutes les obligations en vigueur.


    Das von Ihnen gekaufte Produkt von USR unterliegt der Richtlinie 2002/96/EG über Elektro- und Elektronik-Altgeräte (WEEE) des Europäischen Parlaments bzw. des EU-Ministerrats. Dieses Gerät ist in Ländern, die diese Richtlinie bereits als Gesetz verabschiedet haben, nicht vor dem 13. August 2005 im Handel erhältlich und sollte nicht im Rahmen des normalen Hausmülls entsorgt werden. Nutzen Sie bitte zur Entsorgung dieses Geräts die entsprechenden Rücknahmesysteme in Ihrer Gemeinde und beachten Sie auch alle weiteren Vorschriften in diesem Kontext.


    Questo prodotto USR è soggetto alla direttiva 2002/96/EC del Parlamento europeo e del Consiglio dell'Unione europea sui rifiuti di apparecchiature elettriche ed elettroniche (RAEE). Nelle giurisdizioni che adottano tale Direttiva, il prodotto è stato lanciato sul mercato in data successiva al 13 agosto 2005 e non deve essere smaltito come rifiuto domestico non riciclabile. Utilizzare le apposite strutture di raccolta locali RAEE per lo smaltimento di questo prodotto oppure attenersi alle disposizioni vigenti.


    El producto de USR que ha adquirido cumple todos los requisitos establecidos por la Directiva 2002/96/CE del Parlamento Europeo y del Consejo de la Unión Europea sobre Residuos de Aparatos Eléctricos y Electrónicos (RAEE). En los estados miembros que adoptaron la citada Directiva, deberá indicarse en el producto que fue puesto en el mercado después del 13 de agosto de 2005 y que no debe eliminarse como residuo urbano no reciclable. Utilice las instalaciones locales de recogida de RAEE que correspondan para eliminar este producto de acuerdo con todos los requisitos estipulados.


    Het USR-product dat u hebt aangeschaft, is onderhevig aan richtlijn 2002/96/EC van het Europese Parlement en de Raad van de Europese Unie betreffende het afvoeren van elektrische en elektronische apparatuur (WEEE). In rechtsgebieden waar deze richtlijn van toepassing is, is het product gemarkeerd als op de markt gebracht na 13 augustus 2005 en mag het niet als ongescheiden huisvuil worden afgevoerd. Maak om dit product af te voeren gebruik van een inzamelpunt bij u in de buurt en houd u aan alle van toepassing zijnde voorschriften.


    O produto que adquiriu está sujeito à Directiva Europeia 2002/96/EC do Parlamento Europeu e do Conselho da União Europeia relativa aos resíduos de equipamentos eléctricos e electrónicos (REEE) e, nas jurisdições que adoptem esta Directiva, será marcado como produto colocado no mercado após 13 de Agosto de 2005, não devendo eliminado como lixo municipal não diferenciado. Utilize os pontos de reciclagem (REEE) locais para a eliminação deste produto e observe todos os requisitos aplicáveis.


    Det USR-produkt, De har købt, er underlagt Europa-parlamentets og rådets direktiv 2002/96/EF om affald af elektrisk og elektronisk udstyr (WEEE) og, hvor dette direktiv gælder, mærkes som indført på markedet efter 13. august 2005 og må derfor ikke bortskaffes sammen med usorteret husholdningsaffald. Benyt venligst de lokale WEEE-indsamlingssteder til bortskaffelse af dette produkt, og sørg for, at alle relevante bestemmelser overholdes.


    Produkt USR, který jste zakoupili, podléhá požadavkům Směrnice 2002/96/EC Evropského parlamentu a Evropské rady o odpadu z elektrických a elektronických zařízení (OEEZ) a v právních systémech, které tuto Směrnici přijaly, je tento produkt označen jako uvedený na trh po 13. srpnu 2005 s upozorněním, že jej nelze likvidovat jako netříděný komunální odpad. Pro recyklaci tohoto produktu využijte místních sběrných zařízení OEEZ a jinak dodržujte platné požadavky.


    Teie ostetud USR toote kasutamist reguleerib Euroopa Parlamendi ja Nõukogu direktiiv 2002/96/Eü elektri- ja elektroonikaseadmete jäätmete kohta ning selle direktiivi poolt reguleeritavates valdkondades on selle turuletulekukuupäevaks märgitud hilisem kuupäev kui 13. august 2005 ja seda ei tohi käibelt kõrvaldada sorteerimata olmejäätmena. Toote käibelt kõrvaldamisel kasutage palun kohalikke elektri- ja elektroonikaseadmete jäätmete kogumispunkte ning jälgige kõiki teisi kehtivaid nõudeid.


    Hankkimasi USR-tuote on Euroopan unionin sähkö- ja elektroniikkateollisuuden jätteiden kierrätystä koskevan direktiivin 2002/96/EC (WEEE, Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) mukainen, ja on tätä direktiiviä noudattavilla hallintoalueilla merkitty tuoduksi markkinoille elokuun 13. päivä 2005 jälkeen, eikä sitä tule hävittää lajittelemattoman yhdyskuntajätteen joukossa. Hävitä tuote käyttämällä paikallista sähkö- ja elektroniikkaromun keräyspalvelua ja noudata tuotteen hävittämisessä kaikkia muitakin soveltuvia säädöksiä.


    Το προϊόν της USR που αγοράσατε υπόκειται στις διατάξεις της Οδηγίας 2002/96/EΚ του Ευρωπαϊκού Κοινοβουλίου και του Συμβουλίου της Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης σχετικά με τα απόβλητα είδη ηλεκτρικού και ηλεκτρονικού εξοπλισμού (ΑΗΗΕ) και, στις δικαιοδοσίες όπου έχει υιοθετηθεί η Οδηγία αυτή, το προϊόν φέρει επισήμανση που δηλώνει ότι διατέθηκε στην αγορά μετά τις 13 Αυγούστου 2005 και δεν θα πρέπει να απορρίπτεται μαζί με τα σύμμικτα αστικά απόβλητα. Σας παρακαλούμε να χρησιμοποιήσετε τις εγκαταστάσεις συλλογής ΑΗΗΕ της περιοχής σας, όταν απορρίψετε το προϊόν αυτό, και να τηρήσετε όλες τις ισχύουσες απαιτήσεις.


    Az Ön által megvásárolt USR termékre az Európai Parlament 96/2002/EK irányelve, valamint az Európa Tanács elektromos és elektronikai termékekbõl keletkezõ hulladékok (WEEE) kezelését szabályozó irányelve vonatkozik. Azokban az országokban, amelyek jogszabályrendszere ezt az irányelvet elfogadta, a termék forgalomba hozatalát 2005. augusztus 13-a utánra tûzték ki, ezért szelektív lakossági hulladékként kezelendõ. Kérjük, hogy a terméket a megfelelõ helyi szelektív hulladékgyûjtõben helyezze el, és tartson be minden vonatkozó követelményt.


    USR-produktet du har kjøpt, er underlagt direktiv 2002/96/EØF fra Europaparlamentet og Rådet i Den europeiske union om kasserte elektriske og elektroniske produkter og er, i jurisdiksjoner som bruker dette direktivet, merket som å ha kommet på markedet etter 13. august 2005 og skal ikke avhendes som restavfall. Bruk lokale avfallsstasjoner når det gjelder avhending av dette produktet og følg ellers alle gjeldende krav.


    Zakupiony produkt firmy USR jest zgodny z wymogami dyrektywy 2002/96/WE Parlamentu Europejskiego i Rady w sprawie zużytego sprzętu elektrycznego i elektronicznego (WEEE) i w jurysdykcjach, które przyjęły tę dyrektywę, jest oznaczony jako produkt wprowadzony do obrotu po dniu 13 sierpnia 2005 r., dlatego nie można pozbywać się go razem z nieposortowanymi odpadami komunalnymi. W celu przestrzegania wszystkich majšcych zastosowanie wymagań produkt należy oddać do utylizacji do lokalnego zakładu zajmujšcego się zbiórkš zużytego sprzętu elektrycznego i elektronicznego (WEEE).


    Výrobok USR podlieha smernici 2002/96/ES Európskeho parlamentu a Rady Európskej únie o odpadovom elektrickom a elektronickom vybavení (WEEE). V jurisdikciách podliehajúcich tomuto predpisu je zapísané, že je uvedené na trh po 13. auguste 2005 a nemalo by byť likvidované ako netriedený komunálny odpad. Prosím, využite k likvidácii tohto výrobku vaše miestne zberné zariadenia WEEE (Odpadové elektrické a elektronické vybavenie), v opačnom prípade dodržte všetky platné podmienky.


    Za kupljeni izdelek USR veljajo smernice Direktive 2002/96/ES Evropskega parlamenta in Sveta Evropske unije za odpadno elektronsko in električno opremo (WEEE) in je na območjih, kjer je ta Direktiva veljavna, označen kot dan na tržišče 13. avgusta 2005 in ga ni dovoljeno odlagati z nesortiranimi komunalnimi odpadki. Izdelek zavrzite v lokalnem obratu za zbiranje WEEE in upoštevajte vse ustrezne zahteve.


    Satın almış olduğunuz bu USR ürünü, Avrupa Parlamentosu ve elektrikli ve elektronik cihaz atıkları (WEEE) hakkında Avrupa Birliği Komisyonu'nun 2002/96/EC sayılı Yönergesine tabi olup, bu Yönergeyi uygulayan bölgelerde, piyasaya 13 Ağustos 2005 Cumartesi tarihinden sonra sürüldüğü şeklinde işaretlenmiştir ve normal evsel atıklarla birlikte atılmamalıdır. Lütfen, bu ürünün atık işlemleri için yerel WEEE atık toplama tesislerini kullanın, yoksa yürürlükteki tüm kurallara uygun hareket edin.


    USR-produkten som du köpt omfattas av Europaparlamentets och rådets direktiv 2002/96/EG om avfall som utgörs av eller innehåller elektriska eller elektroniska produkter (WEEE) och har i jurisdiktioner som antagit direktivet en märkning som anger att den införts på marknaden efter den 13 augusti 2005 och ska inte kasseras som osorterat kommunalt avfall. Använd närmaste WEEE-återvinningsstation när denna produkt kasseras och följ i övrigt alla tillämpliga bestämmelser.