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Which tools shall be considered as commonly available?

The regulation specifies that the disassembly/dismantling of specific components shall be possible with  the use of 'commonly available tools', however this term has not been defined. Which tools shall be considered as commonly available?

In general, tools made widely available for purchase by any individual or business without restriction, under reasonable conditions are considered commonly available. An indicative non-exhaustive list of tools considered commonly available is provided by the standard EN 45554.

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