China RoHS

Management Methods for Controlling Pollution by Electronic Information Products, otherwise known as China RoHS is a regulation that will be in effect on March 1, 2007. China RoHS consists of two phases:

Phase I labeling requirements - all Electronic Information Products (EIP) must be properly labeled according to the China RoHS standards. Phase I is effective March 1, 2007.

Phase II catalog requirements - EIP listed in the China RoHS catalog (which will be a list of specific products or product categories) must comply with China’s substance restrictions as defined in China’s maximum concentration value (MCV) requirements. The implementation dates for Phase II are still to be determined.

HP’s compliance

HP is committed to comply with all applicable laws and regulations including RoHS like legislation. As of March 1, 2007, HP met the Phase I labeling requirements of China's Management Methods for Controlling Pollution by Electronic Information Products, otherwise known as China RoHS. HP has also met the requirements of the several other RoHS legislations currently in effect.

As a part of the China RoHS Phase I labeling requirements, HP provides the following Hazardous Substances Tables for our products.

Hazardous Substances Table*

Personal Computing

Safety, Regulatory and Environmental user guide for PC (安全,监管和环境用户指南个人电脑)

Printing & Imaging

Indigo Digital Presses
Photo Kiosks (Photosmart PE1000 Express Stations and Photosmart PM100Microlab Printer)
Scitex products
Speciality Printing Systems

*The Hazardous Substances Tables are also available in product documentation for many of HP's products.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

What HP products are covered within China RoHS definition of Electronic Information Products (EIP)?

China's definition of EIP is very broad, ranging from whole products to components/parts to materials. It also covers a vast range of product categories, from electronic radar products, electronic communication products, broadcasting and television products, computer products, household electronic appliances, electronic surveying instruments, to specialized electronic products. We believe that most of HP's products will be covered by China RoHS labeling requirements. At this point, it is too early to determine if HP's products will be in the first release of the China RoHS catalog for material restrictions.

Where will the “EIP Pollution Control Mark” be displayed on HP branded products?

Where will the “EIP Pollution Control Mark” be displayed on HP branded products?
EIP Pollution Control Marks

Typically you will find the EIP Pollution Control Mark located with the other regulatory/agency labels on the product.

Which HP products carry the “e” logo and which products carry the “EPUP” logo?

For purposes of China RoHS labeling, the majority of HP brand products will carry the “EPUP” logo. This is because China does not recognize the EU RoHS material application exemptions for purposes of labeling.

What does the compliance date of March 1, 2007 for China RoHS represent in terms of “put on the market”?

Consistent with the view of the China's Ministry of Information Industry (MII), the authority with overall responsibility for China RoHS, HP considers that the point at which finished goods are "put on the market" or "placed on the market" to be the "production date" of the product, meaning the date when the product comes off the production line. See China's FAQ 1 Management Methods on Control of Pollution from Electronic Information Products.

Why does my service part have a different EPUP code than that of my product?

To effectively and consistently manage the requirements to meet the China RoHS Legislation, HP service spare parts sold in the People's Republic of China (in support of HP Products), will take a standardized and conservative approach. As a result, the service spare documentation may state a shorter EPUP than that stated on the product or in the China RoHS user documentation that accompanied the product.

Where can I get EPUP information on LaserJet products?
Please click here (PDF).