China RoHS

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China RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances), officially known as Administrative Measure on the Control of Pollution Caused by Electronic Information Products[1] is a Chinese government regulation to control certain materials, including lead.

All items shipped to China now have to be marked as to whether the items contained in the box are compliant or non-compliant. The Electronic Information Products (EIP) logo or other label is used to mark parts and assemblies that do not contain unacceptable amounts of substances identified by the regulations, and that are environmentally safe. Units that do contain hazardous substances are marked with the EIP logo including an Environment Friendly Use Period (EFUP) value in years.

China RoHS banned substances[edit]

There are currently six substances considered environmentally hazardous by the China RoHS directive.

China RoHS does not allow any technology excemptions unlike EU RoHS 2 Directive.

Environment Friendly Use Period[edit]

Examples of EFUP labels

Environment Friendly Use Period (EFUP) is the period of time before any of the RoHS substances are likely to leak out, causing possible harm to health and the environment.[2] Each product is labelled with a circle composed of two arrows containing a number that gives the EFUP in years; for example, a circled 10 indicates an EFUP of 10 years. A special EFUP label containing the letter "e" indicates that the product contains less than the maximum concentration value of all six hazardous substances.[3]

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