• Users are made aware of product hazards or safety concerns.

Key indicators

  • Safety warnings included in product graphics and packaging (for example, warnings that communicate the equivalents of “do not touch disinfectant,” “do not disassemble component,” and “no user-serviceable parts inside”).
  • Users are advised of local contaminants (e.g., arsenic, fluoride, lead) that may not be removed by device.

Notes and exceptions

  • If a component cannot be made nontoxic at its end of life, manufacturers may be responsible for its safe disposal.
  • Warnings may have to be communicated graphically for nonliterate users.