SureFire is not just committed to producing the world's finest illumination tools™ and tactical equipment — we're also committed to making SureFire products as environmentally friendly as possible. Consequently, we engineer and manufacture products to be RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) and WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) compliant. All SureFire products and packaging shipped to destinations falling under the jurisdiction of RoHS and/or WEEE are tested and certified prior to shipping.
For more details on recycling this product, please contact your local city or county government, your waste disposal service, the retailer where you purchased this product, or visit one of the many recycling sources available online.
Amendment of the WEEE Directive:
The European Union website:
Reliability and Failure Analysis study from ERA
The European Environment Agency's environmental glossary:
Design Chain Associates' Introduction to the EU RoHS & WEEE Directives:
Lead free data sources:
What is RoHS?
RoHS stands for "Restriction of Hazardous Substances," an authorized directive passed by the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union on January 27, 2003. The directive requires that manufacturers of electrical and electronic equipment reduce the usage of six hazardous substances by July of 2006. These six substances include:
- Hexavalent chromium
- Polybrominated biphenyl
- Polybrominated diphenyl
What is WEEE?
WEEE stands for "Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment" and, like RoHS, is an authorized directive for European Union countries. WEEE establishes criteria for collecting, handling, and recycling waste from electronic and electrical products in European Union countries. Specifically it:
- Makes it mandatory for manufacturers to mark affected products with WEEE symbol
- Establishes requirements for WEEE collection
- Requires resellers to provide WEEE returns at no charge