March 7, 2012

REACH Compliance Update
Re: Compliance with European Directive 1907/2006 on the Registration Evaluation Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH)

It has been Mechanical Products’ (MP) policy to avoid the use of hazardous materials in our processes and products as much as possible, and to continuously improve our manufacturing methods. As one of the fundamental principles of this policy, MP supports the overall REACH objective of providing the necessary level of protection for human health and the environment.

Based on information provided by our suppliers, MP designates the products listed below as in compliance with European Union Directive 1907/2006 on the Registration Evaluation Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) for orders based on or after the date of this certification.

REACH compliant means that:

  • MP supplies exclusively non-chemical products. Our products, circuit breakers and circuit protectors, are categorized as Articles under the REACH regulations. As Articles, MP circuit breakers and circuit protectors are not subject to the reporting requirements for Substances or Preparations, and an MSDS (material safety data sheet) is not required.

  • It is not intended that our products release substances during normal and reasonably foreseeable conditions of use.

  • MP products do not contain more than 0.1% by weight per Article of any substance on the evolving Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) candidate list, as published by the European Chemicals Agency December 19, 2011.

We will continue to monitor the status of the candidate list as part of our on-going compliance activities, including the possible need under Article 33 of REACH to inform product recipients and consumers if an article contains more than 0.1% by weight per article of any substance that is added to the SVHC candidate list in the future.

For additional information please contact:

Mechanical Products Company 
1112 North Garfield Street ● Lombard, IL 60148 ● 
USA Phone: (630)953-4100 ● Fax: (630)953-4110

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