This excerpt taken from the MFE 10-K filed Dec 21, 2007.
Compliance Or the Failure to Comply with Current and Future Environmental Regulations Could Cause Us Significant Expense.
We are subject to a variety of federal, state, local and foreign environmental regulations. If we fail to comply with any present and future regulations, we could be subject to future liabilities, the suspension of production or a prohibition on the sale of our products. In addition, such regulations could require us to incur other significant expenses to comply with environmental regulations, including expenses associated with the redesign of any non-compliant product. From time to time new regulations are enacted, and it is difficult to anticipate how such regulations will be implemented and enforced. For example, the European Union recently effected the Restriction on the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (RoHS) and the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE). Similar legislation is currently in force or is being considered in the United States, as well as other countries, such as Japan and China. The failure to comply with any of such regulatory requirements or contractual obligations could result in us being liable for costs, fines, penalties and third-party claims, and could jeopardize our ability to conduct business in the jurisdictions where these regulations apply.