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Elite Electronics' RoHS Compliance Statement



(Restriction of Hazardous Substances)

Directive Compliance Statement

June 1, 2011 


The European Union has issued two directives to reduce waste arising from electrical and electronic equipment and for improved environmental performance during the life cycle of electrical and electronic products: 



RoHS - 2002/95/EC:  Directive on the Restriction of the use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical & Electronic Equipment 




WEEE - 2002/96/EC:  Directive on Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment.



The RoHS Directive states that from July 1, 2006 forward, new electrical and electronic equipment shipped into the marketplace shall not contain lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) or polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE).        


Since early-2006, Elite Electronics has been in compliance with these comprehensive directives.  Since that time, we have identified more than 50 controlled materials.  Because many of these materials have long been regarded by the electronics and telecommunications industries as potential health hazards (e.g., polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), asbestos, et cetera); Elite’s procedures for complying with these more stringent worldwide materials requirements was already in place and well established.  


Elite’s goal is and, will continue to be, to achieve compliance for all controlled materials.   Elite achieved full RoHS compliance on June 30, 2006.  All electronic and/or fiber optic components, subassemblies, assemblies, systems or hardware component inventory items manufactured and/or purchased by Elite Electronics after this date have been in compliance with RoHS and WEEE requirements.  Since June 30, 2006, Elite has required our suppliers to provide RoHS - 2002/95/EC Directive proof of compliance for all shipments.  Unless otherwise stated at the time of purchase, all orders shipped by Elite Electronics after July 31, 2006, have been cadmium, mercury, lead, hexavalent chromium and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE/PBB) free as directed by the RoHS - 2002/95/EC Directive dated January 27, 2003.   


Elite Electronics has been and, continues to be, actively engaged with our supplier-base to define a cost-effective compliance methodology for all purchased materials that meet or exceed the European Union’s (EU) RoHS and WEEE Directives and/or similar requirements as adopted for the United States and other world markets.  Our global supply-chain system now clearly identifies all bills of materials (BOMs) based on their applicable compliance requirements.  In those instances, primarily military applications, where compliance has not been implemented, Elite’s engineering and quality assurance teams are working closely with our customers and the controlling agencies to affect mutually acceptable and cost-effective solutions.  


Elite Electronics has been in full compliance with the RoHS - 2002/95/EC and WEEE - 2002/96/EC Directives since June 30, 2006.  Should you have any questions or should you require any additional information, please contact us.        


Thank you for your continued interest in Elite Electronics and for your business. 




Stephen J. Kaplan

President / CEO

Elite Electronics, Incorporated


Elite Electronics requires its fabricating sources to provide a written ISO Certificate of Compliance (C of C) inclusive of the product's ISO Manufacturing Date Code, RoHS - 2002/95/EC (Directive on the Restriction of the use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical & Electronic Equipment) and WEEE - 2002/96/EC (Directive on Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment) compliance with each production shipment.  


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