Please be advised that according to The OSHA Hazard Communication Standard, 29 CFR 1910.1200, Samtec Products are, by definition, an article. Samtec products are not hazardous or toxic under conditions of normal use.
As defined under OSHA HCS 29 CFR 1910.1200, "article" means:
- A manufactured item which is formed to specific shape or design during manufacture.
- A manufactured item which has end-use functions dependent in whole or in part upon its shape or design during end-use functions.
- A manufactured item which does not release, or otherwise result in exposure to a hazardous chemical under normal use.
Samtec products do not involve any exposure to hazardous materials under normal use and based on the HCS definitions of 29 CFR 1910.1200, no MSDS is required.
Part specific material declarations of Samtec products are available on request (a valid Samtec part number is required to obtain a Material Declaration). For more information on MSDS Reports, contact our General Technical Support Group.
Recommended Storage Conditions
The intent of this recommendation is to ensure Samtec’s global customers experience the highest quality and reliability with our wide array of products. Samtec recommends that customers use well-controlled climatic storage conditions (Controlled Storage Room or CSR), as defined in IEC 60721-3-1 (classification 1K20), unless otherwise specified by Samtec. Those CSR conditions are as follows:
Temperature Range: 20 – 25°C
Relative Humidity Range: 20 – 75%
Tin plated components maximum storage at recommended CSR conditions is 12 months. Gold plated components maximum storage at recommended CSR conditions is 18 months. Samtec recommends that components stored beyond these durations or outside the recommended CSR conditions should be tested for solderability per IPC/EIA/JEDEC J-STD-002E Category 1 prior to introduction to production processing.
It should be noted that the above information applies to the vast majority of Samtec products which are:
- Electrically-passive components
- Non-moisture-sensitive devices
- Dry-pack packaging is not required
Handling of Samtec Products
Wear protective gloves when handling Samtec products to prevent contamination.