Products Conforming to European Union RoHS Directive / Product Information Concerning Revised China RoHS

European Union (EU) RoHS Directive

Hazardous substance-regulating EU Directive 2002/95/EC (so-called RoHS Directive) of the European Union (EU) that took effect on July 1, 2006 is a directive that prohibi substances (lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyl (PBB), and polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE)) from being used in electric and electronic devices that are treated in EU member countries.

Also, according to Commission Delegated Directive (EU) 2015/863 announced in the Official Journal of the European Union on June 4, 2015, four types of phthalate esters (Bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), Butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP), Dibutyl phthalate (DBP), and Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP)) have been newly added to the subjects of the directive, and their use will be prohibited in "all electrical and electronic equipment, excluding medical devices and monitoring and control instruments" after July 22, 2019.

Hongfa complies with RoHS Directive in all of its products*1.

The use of the newly-added four types of phthalate esters in Hongfa products has also been prohibited*1 starting from July 22, 2018.

Hongfa introduced "Product Environmental Management" in 2007 as a system for continuing and guaranteeing its compliance with the directive, and the company now operates the system as part of its Quality Management System (QMS).

As a component manufacturer positioned midstream of the supply chain, Hongfa's QMS conducts prevention and management thoroughly at all stages; from "purchasing," to "manufacturing" and "selling."

o *1 Excluding products that need to meet the specifications of some customers.

The "Management Methods for the Restriction of the Use of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Products" of the People's Republic of China (Revised Chine RoHS)*2 was set into force on July 1,2016.

Hongfa discloses information on the inclusion of substances regulated by Revised China RoHS concerning its electronics components & systems.

o *2 Please confirm the legal text and related information disclosed in the official web site of the Chinese government in the URL below:

Revised China RoHS (Original text in Chinese)

For Hongfa product information, please contact our sales representatives. Status on RoHS Directiv

REACH

Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the registration, evaluation, authorization and restriction of chemical substances (REACH) went into effect on June 1, 2007. The European CHemicals Agency (ECHA) based in Helsinki, Finland, was set up to implement and monitor the REACH compliance system.

Compared with EU Directive 2011/65/EU on the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS), REACH applies to a much wider scope of sectors of industry. The purpose of the regulation is to ensure a high level of protection for human health and for the environment and there are specific requirements according to whether manufacturers or importers deal with substances and mixtures or articles.

Under the REACH regulation, manufacturers and importers of substances and mixtures in the EU must obtain all the data needed to assess the substances and mixtures they produce or import. They must also demonstrate convincingly that their substances and mixtures are safe to handle for all identified uses and thus harmful effects on human health and the environment can be avoided. Registration is required for each substance produced or imported in quantities of one metric ton or more per year per manufacturer/importer.

Concerning articles, manufacturers of articles, in particular components manufacturers, are obliged to inform their customers in case a substance of very high concern (SVHC) is contained in a product with more than 0.1% w/w. The Candidate List of SVHC is regularly updated and published by the ECHA. It shall be noticed that the inclusion of a substance in the Candidate List of SVHC does not establish a prohibition on the use or the inclusion of that substance in an article.

Status on Reach

HONGFA

Conflict minerals

Xiamen Hongfa electroacoustic Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as "Hongfa") responds to the requirements of the responsible business alliance on the code of conduct for the electronic industry and does not purchase and use coltan (tantalum), cassiterite (TIN), wolframite (tungsten), and gold or their derivatives (collectively referred to as "conflict minerals") from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and its adjacent countries and any armed forces controlled areas in these countries.

Hongfa has incorporated the non use of "conflict minerals" into the supplier green product policy of supply chain management to ensure that the products provided by the company do not use the above "conflict minerals".

Hongfa promises:
1) Hongfa and its suppliers must assume the responsibility of social and environmental protection, continue to pay attention to the issue of "conflict minerals" and strive to investigate the supply chain in detail.
2) Hongfa does not accept "conflict minerals" from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and its surrounding countries and regions.
3) Hongfa supplier shall trace the sources of cobalt , mica , gold , tantalum , tin and tungsten contained in all products to ensure that these metals or minerals do not come from "conflict minerals".
4) Hongfa supplier shall communicate this requirement to its upstream suppliers.

Stefanie Heß