Warranty and returns

Hanna products are manufactured in our ISO 9001:2008 facilities, meeting the highest quality standards in the industry. Hanna’s high standards also apply should a product be returned due to defects in material or workmanship.

Return of goods

The buyer has the right to inform the company within 14 days that he is withdrawing from the contract without having to give a reason for his decision. He communicates this to the following e-mail address: [email protected] In doing so, the consumer is only charged for the cost of returning the goods.

The right to withdraw from the contract does NOT apply for the following typologies of product:

  • Sealed products if the seal has been broken following delivery
  • Perishable goods (e.g.: electrodes, solutions, and reagents)

The withdrawal period begins on the day when the consumer acquires actual possession of the goods.

The buyer must inform the company of the cancellation on the form (you can get the form here) or with an unambiguous statement that clearly shows that he is withdrawing from the contract. The withdrawal declaration must be sent within the time limit set for withdrawal. The message is considered to be timely if the shipment is delivered on time.

In case of cancellation of the contract, the company will immediately, or no later than 14 days after receiving the notice of withdrawal, return all received payments.

Payment can be delayed until the goods returned or received. until you receive proof that you have sent the goods back.

Pursuant to Article 43 of the Consumer Protection Act, withdrawal from the contract is not possible if the ordered products were medicines, food supplements and other special products. This does not apply in cases of delivery of defective products.

If the consumer has already received the goods and withdraws from the order, he must send the goods undamaged and in unlimited quantity to the tenderer within 14 days of the sending of the notice of withdrawal. An invoice must be attached. While this is optional, we will be happy to provide a reason for your refund.

Withdrawing from the contract as above states is NOT  allowed to any legal entity and to any NO EU customer. These customers have the right to withdrawing from the contract only in case of malfunction of the goods.

Limitations

Warranted products may be returned for repair or replacement only at the discretion of Hanna. In some circumstances, the remedy may constitute a refund for the price paid for the product.

To initiate the warranty for your Hanna meter, please fill out the registration form you can find on our Hanna web site: hannaservice.eu/warranty-activation. Only upon submitting your form, your product will be covered under the following Hanna warranty plan.

The purchased Hanna product is warranted for 18 months against defects in workmanship and materials when used for their intended purpose and maintained according to instructions. All Hanna electrodes and testers are warranted for six months. This warranty is limited to repair or replacement.

Damage due to accidents, misuse, tampering or lack of prescribed maintenance is not covered.

If service is required, contact the dealer from whom you purchased the instrument. If under warranty, report the model number, date of purchase, serial number and nature of the problem. If the repair is not covered by the warranty, you will be notified of the charges incurred.

If the instrument is to be returned to Hanna Instruments (for warranty and non-warranty service, replacement, recalibration, and repairs), first obtain a Return Goods Authorization (RGA) number from the Customer Service department ([email protected]) and then send it with shipping costs prepaid. Any instrument not bearing an RGA number will be refused. All products returned for warranty repair or replacement MUST be preceded or accompanied with proof of purchase, such as the original invoice or packing list.

When shipping any instrument, make sure it is properly packed for complete protection. The sender is responsible for expediting any damage claims placed against the carrier.

Sales Conditions

Hanna Service d.o.o. (hereafter denominated Hanna Service or Hanna) only guarantees product conformity at the time of delivery, by the specifications listed on the accompanying documents and that the goods are free from production defects or materials pre-existing the sale. Hanna Service does not assure the suitability of the products for a specific purpose or a specific application unless this is expressly stated in the accompanying documentation of the products.

The warranty will be effective for the period specified in this document, in the terms and conditions specified herein. This warranty is EXCLUDED in the following cases:

  1. Use does not comply with the conditions of use described in the accompanying documentation of the products, or rather if used for purposes or applications other than those that may be indicated by Hanna Service
  2. Failure, insufficient, untimely or improper maintenance of products, including the regular replacement of proper supplies, by the instructions of the accompanying documentation of the products or any additional documentation provided by Hanna Service, including publications on its website
  3. Damage caused during transportation of the products, or which in any case are attributable to causes other than defective material or a manufacturing process. The buyer, in case of dispute by Hanna Service, will have the burden of proving  the use of the Products in accordance with the conditions of use described in the accompanying documentation of the products, or for the purpose or applications that may be specified by Hanna Service, as listed below, as well as in relation to the carrying out of regular, complete, timely and appropriate maintenance of the products, including the regular replacement of appropriate supplies, in accordance with the instructions of the accompanying documentation of the products or the any additional documentation provided by Hanna Service, including publications on its website. Hanna Service is not required to perform warranty work on the products:
    • for those components subject by their nature to wear in their use
    • should there be visible evidence of tampering or if there are signs if interventions made by the buyer and/or by unauthorized personnel.
    • should the damage be due to any other reason other than defects in workmanship or materials? Repairs carried out under warranty will be free.

Hanna Service offers its assistance and provides its assistance only on products sold directly by Hanna Service.

Terms and conditions for the application of the warranty

The buyer must declare, under penalty of forfeiture, any defects in the products covered by the warranty by written notice sent directly to:

Hanna Service d.o.o. – Sermin 75H – 6000 Koper (Slovenia)

within 8 (eight) days after discovery of the defect, enclosing a copy of the transport document, the invoice or accompanying document, clearly explaining the disputed defect. After this deadline, the exception will no longer be accepted. The buyer, in case of dispute by Hanna Service d.o.o., will have the burden of proving the timeliness of the complaint with the date of the actual discovery of the defects.

In the case of production defects (faults) and/or materials pre-existing the moment of sale, the buyer will:

  1. denounce any defects in writing as indicated above
  2. obtain a return number (RGA) from Hanna Service with permission to return the products
  3. bear the cost of shipping and customs clearance of the RGA

Hanna Service will conduct technical verification of the instruments received with the RGA. If the disputed defects are found, under its discretion Hanna Service may proceed and repair or replace the instruments.

Hanna Service will return the instrument to the buyer at its charge.

Hanna Service will guarantee goods only if the previous 5 points are respected and exclusively if the goods are returned to Hanna Service in their original packaging, intact, and with no stickers or labels other than the original ones.

Limits to compensation for damages

Even in the case of defects covered by the warranty, Hanna Service’s responsibility will be limited to the obligation to repair the product or replace the Product, and at Hanna Service’s option, refund the purchase price to the Buyer for the defective product.

Hanna Service is therefore not liable for any damage endured by the buyer or any third party, such as, but not limited to, damages experienced by the purchaser or any third party for the consequences arising from the use of the products, direct and indirect damage to property, such as but not limited to, downtime, damage to products and property of the Buyer and/or third parties, costs of servicing and routine and extraordinary maintenance and repairs.

Hanna Service d.o.o.