RSA Statement on Safe Use and Disposal of RSA SecurID Tokens

Document created by RSA Link Team Employee on Jul 11, 2018Last modified by RSA Link Team Employee on Jan 21, 2021
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RSA SecurID hardware tokens impose no health or safety risk to people involved with installation, maintenance or use. They are as safe to use as any standard household electrical appliance (like an electronic watch). In particular:


The products contain no CFCs or ozone depleting materials, nor were such materials used in their manufacture.


RSA SecurID tokens are lead free, and use a low voltage 3.3 volt lithium battery. When new, a token has less than 0.5 grams of lithium. This amount decreases as the token is used. This amount is very small and does not pose any health risk.


RSA SecurID tokens are also completely emission free, and do not emit radiation or electromagnetic waves.


Token Disposal

RSA believes strongly that manufacturers of electronic equipment must be responsible for the safe disposal of the products they produce. In the case of RSA SecurID tokens, RSA contracts with environmentally friendly waste management companies around the world to ensure that expired tokens are disposed of in such a way as to limit and minimize as much as possible their impact on the environment.


Customers who wish to return expired tokens to RSA can rest assured that all expired tokens received back at any of RSA's worldwide manufacturing facilities will be dismantled, and that all reusable and recyclable parts will be appropriately reclaimed. Parts that are no longer usable will be disposed of in such a way as to produce minimal impact on the environment.


RSA encourages RSA SecurID customers to make use of the safe token disposal process RSA has established at our manufacturing facilities around the world. To do so, send packages of expired tokens back to RSA marked "Attention: Expired Token Disposal" to the following addresses:

Before returning your RSA SecurID Tokens, please complete the RSA Token Return Form.

If you are in North or South America, please return to:If you are in EMEA or APJ, please return to:


174 Middlesex Turnpike

Bedford, Massachusetts 01730

T:  +1 (781) 515-5000

F:  +1 (781) 515-5170

RSA Ireland

Bay 81/82

Shannon Free Zone

Shannon, County Clare

T:  +353 61 72 5100

F:  +353 61 72 5110


Customers who wish to dispose of the tokens without returning them to RSA should do so in accordance with all local codes and regulations for products containing lithium batteries and should contact their local environmental control or disposal agency for further details.