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Management Methods for Restriction of the Use of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Products (China RoHS 2)

On January 16, 2016, the Chinese Ministry of Information Industry promulgated China's requirements for the "Management Methods for Restriction of the Use of Hazardous Substances in Electronic and Electrical Products." These requirements spell out Chinese policy on the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) used in Electronic and Electrical Products (EEPs).

The Chinese "Management Methods" are similar to European Union RoHS requirements because they recognize the same six hazardous substances and the same maximum concentration levels. The "Management Methods" regulation also defines requirements for product labeling and hazardous substance level disclosure. The following industry standards were developed to describe the requirements:

  • Labeling - SJ/T11364-2014 "Marking for the Restricted Use of Hazardous Substances in Electronic and Electrical Products"
  • Maximum concentration levels - GB/T 26572-2011 "Requirements for Concentration Limits for Certain Hazardous Substances in Electronic and Electrical Products"

National Instruments meets the "Management Methods" requirements by providing appropriate labeling and hazardous substance disclosure with all products that fall under the EEP definition.

Disclosure of Hazardous Substances and Elements

SJ/T 11364-2014 requires that all EEP manufacturers supply a table disclosing toxic or hazardous substances contained in a product. Table 1 is an example of the information supplied with NI EEP products.

The table discloses hazardous substance concentration values above or below the limit requirements defined in GB/T 26572-2011. An "X" or "O" in the table row identifies whether a hazardous substance is present for each major component of the product.

Table 1. Example Toxic or Hazardous Substances and Elements Contained in Product
Component Name Toxic or Hazardous Substances and Elements
Lead
(Pb)
Mercury
(Hg)
Cadmium
(Cd)
Hexavalent chromium
(Cr6+)
Polybromin-
ated biphenyls
(PBB)
Polybromin-
ated
diphenyl
ethers
(PBDE)
Printed circuit card assembly X O O O O O
Metal enclosure X O O X O O

O: Indicates that the toxic or hazardous substance contained in all of the homogeneous materials for this part is below the limit required in in GB/T 26572-2011.

X: Indicates that the toxic or hazardous substance contained in at least one of the homogeneous materials used for this part is above the limit requirement in GB/T 26572-2011.

Product Marking Explanations

In accordance with the requirements specified in SJ/T 11364-2014, all NI EEPs sold in the People's Republic of China are marked with pollution control logos.

The following illustrations show the markings that apply to NI products.

Logo 1 - No part of the EEP contains toxic or hazardous substances or elements above the requirements listed in GB/T 26572-2011.

Logo 2 - Some homogenous substance within the EEP contains toxic or hazardous substances or elements above the requirements listed in GB/T 26572-2011. These substances are identified in Table 1.

The size or function of some products may prevent them from being directly marked. These products still meet the requirements of GB/T 26572-2011, and their marking information is covered in the Hazardous Substance Disclosure form that is shipped with the EEP.

Environmentally Friendly Use Period

The number in Logo 2, shown as 40 in the illustration, refers to an EEP's environmentally friendly use period (EFUP). The EFUP is the number of years from the date of manufacture that toxic or hazardous substances or elements contained in EIPs will not leak or mutate under normal operating conditions resulting in any environmental pollution, bodily injury, or damage to assets.

Manufacture Date

Manufacture dates of all National Instruments products are encoded into the product serial number. Contact your local sales office to obtain the manufacture date for your product.

Hazardous Substance Disclosure Statements

National Instruments Product Information for People’s Republic of China (English)

National Instruments Product Information for People’s Republic of China (Chinese)