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Substance Declarations

Restricted Substances at F5

All F5 products are European Union (EC) RoHS compliant (2011/65/EU, as amended in (EU) 2015/863). F5 operates a RoHS compliance program in line with EN 50581 and IEC 63000. Material declarations and certificates of compliance are gathered as part of this process.

REACH Disclaimer

F5 conducts data-gathering from suppliers to determine the presence of REACH SVHCs and relies on those supplier declarations to provide this declaration. As such, some data may be missing or incomplete. This list is exhaustive given the information we have at the time of the date listed on this document. We continually work to gather complete, up-to-date data. REACH data-gathering is one component of the broader restricted substance management program at F5.

California Proposition 65 Warning

This product can expose you to chemicals (including Lead), which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, and other reproductive harm. For more information, see:
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EU RoHS Exemptions Claimed

As of July 20, 2020
F5 products claim the following RoHS exemptions. This list is inclusive of the entire F5 product line. Not all exemptions may apply to every product. Product-specific information is available upon request.
  • 6(c): Copper alloy containing up to 4% lead by weight.
  • 7(a): Lead in high melting temperature type solders (that is, lead-based alloys containing 85% by weight or more lead).
  • 7(c)-1: Electrical and electronic components containing lead in a glass or ceramic other than dielectric ceramic in capacitors, for example, piezoelectronic devices, or in a glass or ceramic matrix compound.
  • 8(b)1: Cadmium and its compounds in electrical contacts used in: circuit breakers; thermal sensing controls; thermal motor protectors (excluding hermetic thermal motor protectors); AC switches rated at: 6 A and more at 250 V AC and more, or 12 A and more at 125 V AC and more; DC switches rated at 20 A and more at 18 V DC and more; and switches for use at voltage supply frequency ≥ 200 Hz.
  • 15(a): Lead in solders to complete a viable electrical connection between the semiconductor die and carrier within integrated circuit flip chip packages where at least one of the following criteria applies:
    • a semiconductor technology node of 90 nm or larger.
    • a single die of 300 mm
      or larger in any semiconductor technology node.
    • stacked die packages with die of 300 mm
      or larger, or silicon interposers of 300 mm
      or larger.

REACH SVHC Declaration

F5 hardware products are considered articles under the European Union Regulation (EC) 1907/2006 “Registration Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals,” commonly referred to as REACH. Under the original (pre-2015) interpretation of the legislation, to the best of our knowledge, F5 articles do not contain any SVHC substances above .1% article weight.
However, in 2015 a new court interpretation of the law shifted declaration of .1% w/w of the finished, imported article toward the "once an article, always an article" concept. The following SVHC-205 substances are above .1% w/w of a component within our product. This list is inclusive of the entire F5 product line.
Not all SVHCs may be present in every product. Product-specific information is available upon request. Please note that F5 relies on our suppliers for declarations to compile this list, and some data may be incomplete.
  • Bisphenol A (BPA)
  • Diboron trioxide
  • Lead

Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS) for China

Products listed on this declaration comply with the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive 2011/65/EU, and produce required technical documentation in compliance with EN50581:2012.
In accordance with China's Management Methods for the Restriction of the Use of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Products #32, the following information is provided regarding the names and concentration levels of toxic substances or hazardous substances that may be contained in the following product relative to the standards set by the Standardization Administration of the People's Republic of China.