Surprisingly, this may be you!
If you operate in an EU member state and your disposable earphone supplier is not in the same member state, then according to Directive 2012/19/EU you are the producer of the earphones.
Directive 2012/19/EU is the so called WEEE directive and stands for Waste Electric Electronic Equipment. You may never have heard of this, but it gives you certain obligations and non-compliance incurs fines of up to €100.000 in some EU member states. By the way, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein (EEA EFTA States), adhere to the same principles.
But I don’t manufacture anything!
(f) ‘producer’ means any natural or legal person who, irrespective of the selling technique used, including distance communication within the meaning of Directive 97/7/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 May 1997 on the protection of consumers in respect of distance contracts (1): …
(iii) is established in a Member State and places on the market of that Member State, on a professional basis, EEE from a third country or from another Member State; …
Now the good news!
MSupport International BV has registered as a producer for WEEE in many EU member states and can take over your obligations. Since our ear-and headphones are also fully CE compliant, in many EU member states we can offer our customers a trouble free supply. Please contact us on +31 481 454664 or email@example.com if you want more information on the WEEE Directive or our possibilities in your country.