DISPOSING OF AN OLD MACHINE
17. DISPOSING OF AN OLD MACHINE
Please note that the machine may contain contamination from blood, bodily fluids, pathogens,
facultative pathogens, genetically modified material, etc. and must be decontaminated before
For environmental and safety reasons ensure the machine is completely drained of any residual
water, chemical residues and cleaning agent. Wear gloves and protective goggles.
Render the door lock inoperable to prevent children from accidentally locking themselves inside
the machine. Then make appropriate arrangements for its safe disposal.
Electrical and electronic devices often contain valuable materials. They also contain specific
materials, compounds and components, which were essential for their correct function and safety.
These could be hazardous to human health and to the environment if disposed of with your
domestic waste or if handled incorrectly. Please do not, therefore, dispose of your old appliance
with your household waste.
Make use of local waste collection / recycling centres for electrical and electronic devices. Consult
your dealer if necessary. You are also responsible (by law, depending on country) for deleting any
personal data that may be stored on the appliance being disposed of. Please ensure that your old
appliance poses no risk to children while being stored prior to disposal.