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6 6substances restricted by the RoHS directive Lead Hg Cd +6 PBB PBDE Poly-brominated biphenyl Mercury Cadmium Hexavalent chromium Poly-brominated Pb Crdiphenyl ether All of Oiles Corporations plastic and multi-layer products are lead-free. Oiles plastic and multi-layer products conform to the RoHS and ELV directives. All Oiles standard bearings are lead-free, except some standard products*. Oiles standard bearings conform to the RoHS and ELV directives, except some standard products (BCB and 600). * The excepted standard products contain lead in the base metal. The RoHS directive restricts the use of certain hazardous chemical substances in electrical and electronic equipment in the European Union (EU). The intent of the directive is to minimize environmental pollution and hazardous infl uences on the human body during the service life of products from manufacturing to disposal and disposition. Since July 2006, the RoHS directive prohibits products containing certain hazardous chemical substances over certain levels from being sold in all EU countries. The ELV directive restricts the amounts of certain hazardous chemical substances used in passenger cars, buses, and trucks registered in EU markets. The intent of the directive is to promote the recycling of parts used in automobiles and to prevent environmental pollution caused by waste from automobiles that are no longer in service. The ELV directive obliges automobile manufacturers to observe this restriction for new automobiles sold from January 2003. RoHS directive: Directive for restrictions on the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment ELV directive: Directive for restriction on the use of certain hazardous substances in end of life vehicles.