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Japan RoHS

By Little Pro on 2016-07-20 Views:  Update:2017-01-18

Japan RoHS usually refers to the Law for Promotion of Effective Utilization of Resources in Japan (Japanese Recycling Law) and mandatory industry standard JIS C 0950 the marking for presence of the specific chemical substances for electrical and electronic equipment.Together, they are also called J-MOSS. The amended Japanese Recycling Law requires companies to mark the presence of 6 hazardous substances in certain types of electrical and electronic products. JIS C 0950 sets the concentration limits for 6 hazardous substances in electrical and electronic products and provides detailed guidance on the marking of  those hazardous substances.

Scope of Japan RoHS

The following 7 types of products are within the scope of Japan RoHS:

  • Personal computers
  • Unit-type air conditioners
  • Television sets
  • Refrigerators
  • Washing machines
  • Clothes dryers
  • Microwaves

Japan RoHS Restricted Substances

Japan RoHS currently restricts the same 6 hazardous substances as EU RoHS 2 except for phthalates. Detailed concentration limits are set by JIS C 0950.

Status Substances and Limits
Current Restrictions
  • Cadmium(Cd) and its compounds: 0.01%
  • Mercury and its compounds: 0.1%
  • Lead(Pb) and its compounds : 0.1%
  • Hexavalent chromium (Cr6+) and its compounds: 0.1%
  • Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB): 0.1 %;
  • Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE): 0.1 %

Japan RoHS Mark and Information Disclosure Requirement

Depending on whether the content of 6 hazardous substances exceeds above concentration limits or not, a product shall be marked with an orange "R" mark or a green "G" mark. If the content of one substance in a product exceeds concentration limit, it must be disclosed on the website in Japanese in accordance with JIS.

Situation Marking and Info Disclosure
Some of the 6 substances exceed concentration limits.
  • The presence of hazardous substances must be disclosed on the website in Japanese.
  • Put an orange "R" mark on product, package and catalogue
Some of the 6 substances exceed concentration limits. However, product meets JIS C 0950:2008 annex B exemption.
  • The presence of hazardous substances must be disclosed on the website in Japanese.
  • No need to put an orange "R" mark on product, package or catalogue
  • Can put a green "G" mark on product, package or catalogue voluntarily.
None of the 6 substances exceeds concentration limits.
  • No need to disclose the presence of hazardous substances.
  • No need to put an orange "R" mark on product, package and catalogue
  • Can put a green "G" mark on product, package or catalogue voluntarily.

The picture of the orange mark "R" and the green mark "G" can be found below. The green mark is also called J-MOSS mark.

Japan RoHS mark

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