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3M Electronics Solutions RoHS Compliance* Statement

3M's intent is to offer products that allow you to be in compliance with the RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) and WEEE (Waste, Electrical and Electronic Equipment) directives.

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*"RoHS Compliant 2011/65/EC" means that the product or part ("Product") does not contain any of the substances in excess of the maximum concentration values ("MCVs") defined in the EU RoHS Directive.The MVV' are by weight in homogeneous materials. This information represents 3M's knowledge and belief, which may be based in whole or in part on information provided by third party suppliers to 3M.

In the event any Product is proven not to conform with 3M's RoHS certification, then 3M's entire liability and Buyer's exclusive remedy, will be at 3M's option either: (i) replacement of Product with a conforming product, or (ii) refund of the purchase price paid by Buyer for each non-conforming Product, within a reasonable time after written notification of said non-conformance and return of said Product to 3M. 3M shall not under any circumstances be liable for direct, incidental, special, or consequential damages (including but not limited to loss of profits, revenue, or business) related to or arising out of this certification, including, the use, misuse or inability to use the Product. Unless stated otherwise in writing, the foregoing language cannot be waived, modified, or supplemented in any manner whatsoever.

Backwards Compatibility

3M Electronic Solutions Division RoHS compliant* products have been tested for solderability per J-STD-002 using iNEMI recommended Sn-Cu and Sn-Ag-Cu solders as well as eutectic Sn-Pb solders. Based on this test standard, acceptable solderability has been achieved with all solders tested. RoHS compliant products will solder with Sn-Pb solders. Before using this product in any tin-lead solder processes, you must evaluate the product in your process and determine if it is suitable for your process. You assume all risks and liability associated with such use. It is NOT advisable to "drop in" RoHS compliant products to current tin-lead solder processes without proper evaluation. It may be advisable to perform pilot runs with the RoHS compliant product to assure that the process achieves a good solder joint without process modification or adjustment. Some process adjustment may be necessary.

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View Regulatory Information Appendix for Compliance Definitions (PDF 410 KB)