NRI Electronics, Inc. REACH Policy

REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals) is a European Union Commission (EUC) Regulation on chemicals and their safe use (EC 1907/2006) entered into force on June 1, 2007 and will be phased in until 2018.

As defined by REACH Article 3(3), electronic components, printed circuit boards, printed circuit board assemblies, wire harness assemblies and electro-mechanical assemblies are considered to be "Articles". Per ECHA (European Chemicals Agency) an article is "an object, which during production is given a special shape, surface, or design that determines its function to a greater degree than does its chemical composition." Based upon this definition NRI Electronics, Inc., is considered to be a producer of "Articles". As a provider of "Articles" that are not intended to release substances under normal or foreseeable conditions of use, NRI Electronics, Inc., is not directly required to register the materials used in their manufacture.

NRI Electronics does not manufacture or market its own product and is considered an outsource provider which assembles "Articles" for its customers on a contract basis. NRI Electronics, Inc., customers own the design of the "Article" and define the "Article" with documentation such as a Bill of Material and an associated Approved Manufacturer’s List. NRI Electronics, Inc., uses this documentation as a directed buy and at no time deviates from the specified "Articles" without the customers consent and written approval. Therefore, NRI Electronics, Inc., has no control over the purchased "Articles" and their customers have full responsibility for specifying that the "Articles" within their product comply to the requirements as defined by the European Community.

If NRI Electronics, Inc., is required to add process related materials to the "Article" such as solder, adhesives and stabilizers, labels, or other items not defined on the customers documentation, NRI Electronics, Inc., will identify and determine if they contain any regulated chemicals.

Roger L Toikka, CEO