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  • 9 July 2020
    Clicks 27 Tags: POP
    Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), its salts and PFOA related compounds has been listed in Annex I to Regulation (EU) 2019/1021. New concentrations limits on these substances have applied since 4 Jul. 2020. The following entry has been added into Annex I: Substance CAS No. EC No. Specific exemption on intermediate use or other specification Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), its salts and PFOA-related compounds “Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), its salts and PFOA-related compounds ...
  • 3 July 2020
    Clicks 50 Tags: REACH
    Important: If you sell products on Amazon, you must comply with all applicable EU and local laws and regulations, as well as Amazon policies applicable to those products and product listings. To sell certain products on Amazon, you are required to provide the declaration of REACH conformity or testing reports. What is REACH and how does it apply to products? When selling products on Amazon, you need to ensure compliance with Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parli ...
  • 3 July 2020
    Clicks 39 Tags: REACH
    The Enforcement Forum agreed that its major enforcement project planned for 2022 (REF-10) will focus on integrated checks of products that control several duties from different pieces of legislation – mostly related to articles, but also to mixtures. Most of the products are expected to be consumer products. Inspectors will check that the products comply with restrictions for selected hazardous substances under REACH. The controls will also check whether products comply wi ...
  • 29 June 2020
    Clicks 41 Tags: FCM
    Many parents may choose beautiful, light and unbreakable melamine tableware. However, is the melamine tableware on the market safe? Recently, the Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Supervision conducted a random inspection of the melamine tableware produced and sold in Shanghai. Among the 76 batches of products, 9 batches were unqualified, and the unqualified rate reached 11.8%. Among them, 5 batches of products were found unqualified for migration of melamine. Excessive amount of ...
  • 29 June 2020
    Clicks 67 Tags: SVHC
    25 Jun. 2020, ECHA has added 4 substances into the Candidate List of SVHCs. The additions include three substances that are toxic to reproduction and one endocrine disruptor. The Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) now contains 209 substances that may have serious effects on people or the environment. Substances added to the Candidate List for authorisation on 25 June 2020: Substance Name EC No. CAS No. Reason for Inclusion Examples of Uses 1-vinylimida ...
  • 12 June 2020
    Clicks 75 Tags: Children's Products
    41 batches of imported children's products with unqualified formaldehyde content, pH value, etc., involving Brand H&M, ZARA, Lego, Qiaohu On May 30th, 2020, General Administration of Customs, P.R.China announced the quality and safety of some imported children’s products that were unqualified by the customs from January to May 2020, involving 6 category of 41 batches imported children’s products such as clothing and toys, etc. Unqualified imported children's products ...
  • 24 April 2020
    Clicks 158 Tags: REACH
    Recently, European Safety Federation has published an article on its official website regarding "counterfeiting" CE certificate of some current personal protective equipment (PPE). The article made it clear that protective masks (type FFP2 or FFP3), protective glasses and face shields, protective gloves and garments, etc., should meet the requirements of REACH Regulation besides the CE certification. In the following, C&K Testing will fully interpret the duties and oblig ...
  • 20 January 2020
    Clicks 428 Tags: SVHC
    16 January 2020, ECHA added 4 new substances to the Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHCs). The authorization now contains 205 substances. The new substances to the Candidate List possess probable serious effects to human health and the environment, giving rise to an equivalent level of concern to carcinogenic, mutagenic and reprotoxic (CMR), persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT) and very persistent and very bioaccumulative (vPvB) substances. ...
  • 21 November 2019
    Clicks 474 Tags: SVHC
    ECHA/PR/19/15 A Forum pilot enforcement project in 15 participating countries has found that 12 % of inspected products contain substances of very high concern (SVHCs). The majority (88 %) of suppliers of these products are failing to communicate sufficient information to their customers about SVHCs in products they supply. Helsinki, 18 November 2019 – The results of the pilot project show that companies need to improve their knowledge on the products they supply to their ...
  • 4 November 2019
    Clicks 445 Tags: REACH
    23 October 2019, ECHA released a notice to proposes member states to evaluate 74 substances under the Community rolling action plan (CoRAP) for 2020-2022. 14 of these substances will be evaluated in 2020, and 60 are scheduled to be evaluated in 2021 and 2022. ...

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