Articles of precious metals are also subject to regulations other than those that solely concern articles of precious metals.
Annex XVII of the REACH Regulation places restrictions on the manufacture, placing on the market and use of certain hazardous substances, mixtures and articles. This regulation is based on a principle under which manufacturers, importers and downstream users are obligated to ensure that they manufacture, place on the market and use only such substances that have no harmful effect on people’s health and environment. The stipulations of the regulation are based on the precautionary principle. More information here at helpdesk.
A battery-operated watch is also an electrical device and subject to the requirements laid down in the RoHS directive. For additional information on the RoHS directive, visit the page entitled ‘Electricity and lifts’ via Tukes’ website. Both equipment and batteries are subject to the responsibility of producers, which refers to the responsibility of manufacturers and importers to organise the waste disposal of their products at their own expense. Additional information on the responsibility of producers is available at the Pirkanmaa ELY Centre.
The Consumer Safety Act is applied to such products and services sold to consumers whose safety is not specifically addressed by other legislation. For further information, visit the page entitled ‘Consumer safety’ via Tukes’ website.