U.S is Updating the Consumer Product Safety Commission
9 April 2021 US,CPSC,Consumer,Products,Review,Inspection
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in conjunction with CBP, is expanding the roll out of Two Way Messaging to all commercial brokers on March 22, 2021. All products within their jurisdiction will be marked for review. The CPSC has been upgraded to a participating government agency (PGA), participating in customs declaration, and adding new regulations: even if the imported goods pass the declaration, if the CPSC does not release, they can’t be sold and can onl...
Attention: TPCH officially Revised the Requirements for the Control of Hazardous Substances in Packaging Materials
2 April 2021 TPCH,Requirements,Hazardous,Packaging,Substances
In February 2021, the Toxics in Packaging Clearinghouse (TPCH) announced the organization’s 2021 update to their Model Toxics in Packaging Legislation. The update includes the addition of the class of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and ortho-phthalates as regulated chemicals, as well as new processes and criteria for identifying and regulating additional chemicals of high concern in packaging. The previous (prior to 2021) TPCH Model Legislation and la...
Safety Standards for the Detection of Migration of Primary Aromatic Amines in Food Contact Materials are Officially Released
26 March 2021 FCM,GB,Detection,Primary,Aromatic,Amines,China
Recently, in the No. 3 Announcement of 2021 jointly issued by the National Health Commission and the State Administration for Market Regulation, GB 31604.52-2021 "National Food Safety Standard Food Contact Materials and Products Determination of migration of primary aromatic amines" was officially released. This standard uses liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry to detect the migration of 29 primary aromatic amines in food contact materials, and is suitable for foo...
U.S. EPA Releases TSCA Final Rules for Controlling Five PBT Hazardous Substances
19 March 2021 TSCA,US,PBT,Substance,Hazardous,Rule
In January 2021, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued the final rules for the control of hazardous substances, in order to reduce exposure to substances, mixtures or articles that containing persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT). These five substances include decabromodiphenyl ether (DecaBDE), phenol, isopropylated phosphate (3:1) (PIP (3:1)), 2,4,6-Tris(tert-butyl)phenol (2,4,6-TTBP), hexachlorobutadiene (HCBD), pentachlorothiophenol (PCTP). The rules...
ECHA Consulted on Proposals for Identifying Eight Substances as SVHC
15 March 2021 REACH,SVHC,Authorisation,Candidate,List,Consultaiton
9 March 2021, ECHA has released a proposal for eight chemical substances to be identified as Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC). Member States or ECHA, on request of the European Commission, may propose a substance to be identified as an SVHC by preparing a dossier in accordance with the requirements set out in Annex XV to REACH. All interested parties are invited to submit comments on such reports during the consultation. The proposal is now under public consultation an...
Glad Tidings - CIRS C&K Testing is Accredited for CMA Qualification of the New National Standards for VOCs
5 March 2021 VOC,CMA,Qualification,Testing,National,Standards
In February 2021, the government commissioned an evaluation expert team to verify the CMA qualification of C&K Testing Laboratory. C&K Testing has successfully passed the on-site review of all testing items of VOCs new national standards in this application for expansion, and has obtained the qualification of China Inspection Body and Laboratory Mandatory Approval (CMA) for testing relevant standards for coatings, inks, adhesives and cleaning agents, etc. On July 3,...
Announcement of the State Administration of Market Regulation on the National Supervision and Random Inspection of the Quality of 4 Food-Related Products including Daily Ceramics and Tableware in 2020
1 March 2021 Food,China,Random,Inspection,Supervision,Products
Recently, the State Administration of Market Regulation organized and carried out national supervision and spot checks on the quality of 4 food-related products, including daily ceramics and tableware. The spot check is now notified as follows: 1. Basic information Random inspection overview The products under spot check are 4 kinds of products including daily ceramic tableware, food contact glassware, industrial and commercial electric food processing equipment, and composi...
The Candidate List of SVHCs adds 2 New Substances, Updated to 211
20 January 2021 SVHC,REACH,Candidate,Evaluation,EU,Chemical,Substance
19 Jan. 2021, ECHA has added 2 substances into the Candidate List of SVHCs. The additions include two substances that are toxic to reproduction. The Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) now contains 211 substances that may have serious effects on people or the environment. Substances added to the Candidate List for authorisation on 19 Jan 2021: Substance Name EC No. CAS No. Reason for Inclusion Examples of Uses Bis(2-(2-methoxyethoxy)ethyl)ether 205-594-...
Free Webinar: Introduction of New China VOCs National Standards
29 December 2020 China,VOC,National,Standards,Free,Webinar
Introduction In 2020 many China national standards of VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) have been released by China authorities. Relative testing methods and limit values of VOCs in different industries including Coating, Adhesive, Ink, Cleaning agents, etc. are specified. Most VOC national standards have been implemented since Dec 1st 2020. The expert from CIRS would like to use this webinar to help industries understand and comply with the standards, Time Language Date Tim...
Chinese Version of REACH Restricted Substances officially Released
23 December 2020 China,Restricted,Substance,REACH,Chemical,Standard
On November 19th, 2020, the National Standardization Administration issued Announcement No. 26 of 2020, in which the "Chinese version of REACH restricted substances"-GB/T 39498-2020 "Guidelines for the Control of the Use of Key Chemical Substances in Consumer Products" is officially released. The standard will be implemented on June 1st, 2021. Application Scope This standard applies to consumer products, including product components, parts, accessories, packaging and instruc...
Tracking Chemicals of Concern in Products – SCIP Database Ready for Use
13 November 2020 SCIP,Notification,Database,Chemical,REACH,SVHC,
Helsinki, 28 October 2020, ECHA has launched the SCIP database and companies can submit data on substances of very high concern (SVHCs) in their articles. In accordance with the requirements of the Waste Framework Directive, companies can submit their data as of 5 January 2021. Consumers and waste operators can access and use the data from February 2021 onwards. Major Updates to SCIP Database In February 2020, ECHA has launched the prototype, which allows companies to get fa...
1 in 4 Imported Products Found to be Non-compliant with REACH and CLP
13 November 2020 REACH,Restricted,Substance,Chemical,Testing,CLP,Import
National enforcement authorities and customs inspectors in 16 Member States checked almost 1 400 products and more than 300 (23 %) found to be non-compliant with certain obligations under REACH and the Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) regulations. The majority of checks addressed compliance with REACH restriction obligations, focusing on the presence of the restricted substances cadmium, lead and nickel in articles. Of the 1225 checks for restricted substances,...
Breaking News! GB21027-2020 “Request in Common Use of Security for Student's Articles” is Released
17 August 2020 GB21027-2020,Common,Use,Security,Article,Student
On July 22, 2020, the State Administration for Market Regulation approved the release of a number of important national standards, including the new version of GB 21027-2020 “Request in common use of security for student's articles”. GB 21027-2007 “Request in common use of security for student's articles” has been released for 13 years. After 13 years of publication, a new standard for the safety control of student supplies in China has finally ushered in. GB 21027-2...
New Concentration Limits on PFOA, its Salts and PFOA-related Compounds Applied on 4 Jul. 2020
9 July 2020 EU,Restriction,PFOA,POPs,Regulation,Concentration,Limits
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...
Sellers on Amazon may Need to Provide the Declaration of REACH Conformity or Testing Reports
3 July 2020 REACH,SVHC,Annex XVII,Amazon,Conformity
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...
9 Batches of Melamine Tableware were Found Unqualified
29 June 2020 China,FCM,Unqualified,Food,Products,Melamine,Tableware
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...
The Candidate List of SVHCs adds 4 New Substances, Updated to 209
29 June 2020 REACH,SVHC,Candidate List,Authorisation,Toxic,Endocrine Disruptor
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...
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) must Comply with EU REACH
24 April 2020 REACH,CE,Certification,PPE,SVHC
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...
C&K Testing Technology News of January 2020
30 March 2020 products,Notifications,Substances,accounting,2019
If you prefer not to receive this information, please click here to unsubscribe: Unsubscribe Me With the new general data protection regulation (GDPR) coming into effect on 25 May 2018. Please see our Privacy Policy.en.cirs-ck.com | Hotline: +86-571-87206587 October 2019-January 2020REACHThe Candidate List of SVHCs adds 4 New Substances, Updated to 205 20 January 2020 Tags: SVHC16 January 2020, ECHA added 4 new substances to the Candidate List of substances of very high conce...
The Candidate List of SVHCs adds 4 New Substances, Updated to 205
20 January 2020 substances,Candidate,List,concern,SVHC,candidate
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....