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The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2013

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3.  In order to demonstrate that the items being shipped constitute used EEE rather than WEEE, Member States shall require the following steps for testing and record keeping for used EEE to be carried out:

Step 1: Testing

(a)Functionality shall be tested and the presence of hazardous substances shall be evaluated. The tests to be conducted depend on the kind of EEE. For most of the used EEE a functionality test of the key functions is sufficient.

(b)Results of evaluation and testing shall be recorded.

Step 2: Record

(c)The record shall be fixed securely but not permanently on either the EEE itself (if not packed) or on the packaging so it can be read without unpacking the equipment.

(d)The record shall contain the following information:

(i)name of item (name of the equipment if listed in Annex II or Annex IV, as appropriate, and category set out in Annex I or Annex III, as appropriate),

(ii)identification number of the item (type No) where applicable,

(iii)year of production (if available),

(iv)name and address of the company responsible for evidence of functionality,

(v)result of tests as described in step 1 (including date of the functionality test),

(vi)kind of tests performed.

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