Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) is a European Union Regulation (EC/2006/1907) that entered into force in June 2007. REACH addresses the production and use of chemical substances and their potential impacts on human health and the environment. It sets forth regulations for importing articles, products, or material to the European Union.
See Polar Electro's declaration of compliance with REACH and other environmental directives here.
For more information on REACH, please visit http://echa.europa.eu/reach_en.asp