CommsDesign recently posted a useful article entitled “Eights Steps to China RoHS Compliance.” The author, Roland Sommer, managing director of RoHS International, discusses China RoHS’s basic requirements and then sets out an eightfold path towards RoHS enlightenment by setting out the following requirements:
- Labeling of product
- A table in the user’s guide disclosing the location of any hazardous substance above the maximum concentration levels (MCVs)
- Calculation of the Environmentally Friendly Use Period (EFUP)
- Labeling of the packaging
The eight steps:
- Step 1: Divide the product into logical sub-assemblies. Disclosure is at the subassembly level not at the component level.
- Step 2: Assess certificates of compliance
- Step 3: Populate the disclosure table
- Step 4: Determine the Environmentally Friendly Use Period
- Step 5: Document the EFUP
- Step 6: Label and date the product. The product needs to be labeled with either Logo 1 or Logo 2. Logo 1 is used when there are no hazardous substances present at concentrations greater than the maximum concentration levels. Logo 2 is used when there are hazardous substances present at concentrations greater than the maximum concentration levels.
- Step 7: Label the packaging. Packaging must be labeled according to GB-18450-2001; a pre-existing standard which was been grandfathered into the China RoHS legislation.
- Step 8: Translate into Chinese
For an in-depth explanation of each of these steps, check out the full article here [link no longer exists].