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Kingston products are designed and tested to meet appropriate standards where they are sold to ensure everyone enjoys Kingston products when used for their intended purposes.


Product Compliance

RoHS stands for Restriction of Hazardous Substances and restricts the use of specific hazardous materials found in electrical and electronic products (known as EEE). The restricted materials identified in each region/country’s RoHS requirements are hazardous to the environment, pollute landfills and are dangerous in terms of occupational exposure during manufacturing and recycling. Kingston has worked diligently through internal design controls and supply chain declarations to ensure that all of Kingston’s products and their packaging materials are compliant, according to the RoHS regulations listed below. A Declaration of Compliance can be provided upon request.

Learn more about how Kingston complies with the RoHS initiative in each region: EU & Taiwan.

If you have questions regarding the RoHS compliance of our products, please contact your distributor or reseller.

People-Friendly Products

Kingston products are designed with quality materials that ensure the end user’s safety is top priority.

REACH Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals created by the European Chemical Agency (ECHA).

Kingston supports the European Union’s objective to advance public health and safety and protect the environment by working to reduce the use of hazardous chemicals in our products. See more information on Kingston’s compliance with REACH.

California Proposition 65

Kingston continues to strive to ensure its products created with materials that are compliant in a manner that renders a California Proposition 65 (The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986) warning inapplicable. A declaration may be provided upon request.

PFOS Restriction for Environment Protection

Kingston Technology does not use Perfluorooctyl Sulfonates (PFOS) in any of its manufacturing processes.

Kingston’s statement on PFOS

A limited number of wafer fabrication operations of Kingston’s die component suppliers may use PFOS in their wafer manufacturing process. However, such uses are within the exemptions provided in accordance to EU Directive 2006/122/ECOF restricting the use of PFOS.

Based on the supporting data provided by Kingston’s suppliers, our understanding is that PFOS does not remain in the product of any manufactured die components supplied to us, and PFOS is not contained in any Kingston product.

WEEE Directive

WEEE, The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive aims to reduce the waste arising from electrical and electronic equipment and improve the environmental performance of everything involved in the lifecycle of these types of products.

Kingston’s Use of WEEE


The WEEE logo indicates that the equipment carrying this mark must NOT be thrown into general waste but should be collected separately and properly processed under local regulations.

Kingston products are marked with the WEEE logo to communicate to its end users that, while re-use is generally encouraged, the product can be properly sorted and recycled when taken to an approved authorised treatment facility (AAFT).

Any AATF in Europe requiring further information on Kingston’s products is advised to contact the Compliance Officer at Kingston Technology Europe Co LLP / Kingston Digital Europe Co LLP.

Triman unified recycling signage

The unified Triman signage is a visual signal that tells consumers in France that the product (non-electronic devices) or its packaging can be sorted separately in order to be recycled.

How Kingston Uses Triman


Kingston products are marked with the Triman logo to communicate to its end users in France that the product and/or its packaging can be sorted separately for recycling.

Battery Disposal


Disposal of Products Containing Batteries

Please do not dispose of your electrical or battery containing product waste with your normal household waste.

Information on Disposing of Products Containing Batteries

Electronic products must be disposed of responsibly to minimize the environmental impact. Please do not try to remove the battery from the product; it may only be removed by Kingston or a professional service provider.

Please contact our customer service department for more information on batteries and how to recycle the product responsibly in your area.