Hazardous substances in consumable items

This criterion limits the content of substances that are hazardous to the environment or human health in ink, toner, and drum.

Criterion ID

11344

Criterion level

Advanced

Criterion type

Technical specification

Criterion text

The consumable items offered shall meet the following:

  • Ink, toner, and drum shall not contain substances present at the Candidate List, (Article 59 in Regulation (EG) no. 1907/2006), in concentrations exceeding 0.1% by weight.
  • Ink and toner shall not contain the following substances1:

- Mercury
- Cadmium
- Lead
- Nickel
- Chromium VI compounds
- Azo dyes/pigments that can release carcinogenic aromatic amines, listed in Regulation (EU) No. 1907/2006, Annex XVII, Appendix 8.

  • The drum shall not contain the following substances1:

- Selenium
- Lead
- Mercury
- Cadmium

Exemptions: High molecular weight complex nickel compounds used as colourants.

Ingoing substances are all substances in the product in concentrations exceeding 0,01% by weight. Ingoing substances are all substances intentionally added and impurities from the raw materials in the product. Impurities are reaction products, biproducts and degradation products.