Regulatory and other information for your country
Learn about regulation related information in your country relevant for Sony products.
How to understand the EU Energy Label
Energy Labels are alphabetical ratings that range from 'A++' (most efficient) to 'F' (least efficient). According to EU regulation 1062/2010 all TVs for sale in store and online must display an Energy Label. This Energy Label is currently used. Limits for energy efficiency classes are adapted by the European Commission over time.
Energy consumption XYZ kWh per year, based on the power consumption of the television operating 4 hours per day for 365 days. The actual energy consumption will depend on how the television is used
Disposal of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), Waste Energy Batteries and Waste Packaging
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) is taken back free of charge on a one-for-one, like-for-like basis. Waste batteries including rechargeable batteries are taken back free of charge. You are not obliged to make any purchase when returning old batteries. Each local authority must also accept household WEEE and small batteries free of charge at its recycling facilities. All WEEE and waste batteries must be recycled and should not be placed in any of your household wheelie bins. Make sure you always recycle all your old electrical goods and batteries.
Electrical and electronic products, batteries and accumulators and packaging should not be treated as household waste at time of disposal but should be returned via a separate collection system. The symbol of a crossed-out dustbin on an electrical or electronic product or on a battery shall clarify this. On certain batteries this symbol might be used in combination with the chemical symbol for lead (Pb) if the battery contains more than 0.004% lead.
By ensuring products, batteries and packaging are disposed of correctly, you will help prevent potentially negative consequences for the environment and human health which could otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste handling. Depending on your location, it is also possible to dispose of non-packaging paper like instruction manuals and CDs/DVDs via dedicated collection systems. The recycling of these materials will help to conserve natural resources.
For more detailed information about the return and recycling of products, batteries or packaging, please contact your local Civic Office, your household waste disposal service or the shop where you purchased the product or battery. Old products can also be returned to any of the locations listed on our producer compliance scheme website, see locations here. In case of products that for safety, performance or data integrity reasons require a permanent connection with an incorporated battery, this battery should be replaced by qualified service staff only.
Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals
In addition to our work to restrict the use of harmful substances, the European Union Regulation No 1907/2006 on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) requires that any companies operating in the EU, including Sony, comply with various legal obligations, including informing customers about the use of ‘Substances of Very High Concern’ (SVHC), that are listed on the so-called ‘REACH Candidate List’, in our products.