On February 28, 2006, the Ministry of Information Industry of the People's Republic of China (MII), in cooperation with several other governmental entities, promulgated regulations on "Measures for the Administration of the Control of Pollution by Electronic Information Products." These regulations, commonly referred to as "China RoHS," went into effect March 1, 2007. While China RoHS resembles the European Union's (EU) Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment in that it initially restricts the same six substances (Lead (Pb), Mercury (Hg), Cadmium (Cd), Hexavalent Chromium (Cr(VI)), Polybrominated Biphenyl PBB, Polybrominated Diphenyl Ether (PBDE)) and establishes the same maximum concentration values (MCV) for these substances, the two regulatory schemes are actually quite different in scope and application.
China RoHS applies to the production, sale or import of electronic information products (EIP) in China and excludes exports from China and military-use products. The MII publishes a catalogue listing specific EIP covered by China RoHS. General categories of EIP include:electronic radar products
electronic telecommunications products
radio and television products
home electronics products
electronic measurement equipment products
specialized electronics products
electronic components and parts products
electronic applications products
electronic materials products
Implementation of China RoHS requirements will occur in two phases. Phase 1 requires specific labeling of all products manufactured on or after March 1, 2007. Phase 2 involves the actual restriction of substances and pre-market testing at Chinese labs for China Compulsory Compliance ("CCC") certification. Guidance on Phase 2 implementation is not yet available from MII. ADI continues to monitor the developments of Phase 2 publications.
Phase 1 Implementation of Label Requirements
On March 1, 2007, ADI began using new labels for our products to clarify product compliance and materials disclosure in light of the recent regulatory changes. These new labels contain several revisions to the labels used previously. ADI expects to complete the transition to new labels by April 30, 2007. ADI appreciates its customers' patience during this transition period.
Major label changes include:Removal of the Pb-Free logo ("Pb" in circle with line through it) and the words "RoHS Compliant"
Addition of the RoHS Compliant logo or RoHS Exempt logo, product dependent
Addition of the environment-friendly logo for China RoHS compliant product
Addition of the JEDEC standard JESD97 finish code
Addition of JEDEC J-STD-020 Moisture Sensitivity Level (MSL) and Peak Package Body Temperature (PPBT) where previously not indicated
Note: "N/A" indicates an MSL rating that is not applicable for the product. An example is a non-surface mount product.
Typical Label Examples are shown below:
Pb Free RoHS Compliant Label under Obsolescence (obsolescing for product manufactured after April 30, 2007)
RoHS Compliant Label implemented starting March 1, 2007
RoHS Exempt Label implemented starting March 1, 2007
Non-Compliant Label (MSL and PPBT could be added to this label starting March 1, 2007)
Environmental/ Materials Disclosure Labels implemented starting March 1, 2007
A Toxic or Hazardous Substance and Elements Declaration will be applied to the shipping container of products containing restricted substances above the regulated maximum concentration values. One of three labels, product dependent, will be applied for our standard component and evaluation board products.
Note: "Contents" indicates the contents of the shipping box.
Below are the maximum concentration values defined by the EU and China regulations.
Note: ADI uses the same limits, except for Cd which is currently defined as 5 ppm maximum.
ADI will label all products that have intentionally added Pb or Cd, even though the concentration value on the materials declaration might be less than the regulated maximum concentration value.
As part of our product materials declaration, one of three logos will be applied to our labels. The applicable logo will not be applied directly to our product because of limited space. A description of the logos is below.
1. Environment-Friendly Logo
applies to compliant products
2. 50-year Environment-Friendly-Use-Period Logo
applies to exempt or non-compliant component products
3. 25-year Environment-Friendly-Use-Period Logo
applies to exempt or non-compliant products containing a printed circuit board
The environment-friendly-use period (EFUP) represents the number of years a product will not leach the restricted substances under normal operating (i.e., data sheet) conditions. The date of manufacture is represented by our product date code. For components, ADI has determined the EFUP to be 50 years. For products containing a printed circuit board, the EFUP is 25 years. ADI might revise these numbers upon further guidance from China or additional product analysis. The EFUP is not related to any time periods established in warranty provisions.