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...
EU to Check Consumer Products for Hazardous Substances
3 July 2020 REACH,Consumer,Check,Goods,Hazardous,Substance,EU
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...
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...
[RASFF] Overview of RASFF FCM Notifications in May 2020
29 June 2020 RASFF,FCM,Notification,Overview,
The European Commission validated 229 RASFF notifications this month, including 205 notifications on food, accounting for 89.52%; 16 notifications on feed, accounting for 6.99%; 8 notifications on food contact materials (FCMs), accounting for 3.49%. 6 of the FCM products are from China, accounting for 75%. The prime hazards for FCMs are migration of elements. There are more details on FCM notifications as below: Date Reference Notified by Product Subject Action Taken Notific...
China Announced 41 Batches of Unqualified Children’s Products from January to May
12 June 2020 China,Unqualified,Products,Children,Customs,Safety,Quality
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...
[RASFF] Overview of RASFF FCM Notifications in April 2020
18 May 2020 RASFF,EU,FCM,Notification,Products,
The European Commission validated 184 RASFF notifications this month, including 172 notifications on food, accounting for 93.48%; 3 notifications on feed, accounting for 1.63%; 9 notifications on food contact materials (FCMs), accounting for 4.89%. 7 of the FCM products are from China, accounting for 77.78%. The prime hazards for FCMs are migration of elements. There are more details on FCM notifications as below: Date Reference Notified by Product Subject Action taken Notif...
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...
[RASFF] Overview of RASFF FCM notifications in January-March 2020
16 April 2020 China,migration,distribution,2020,market
The European Commission validated 821 RASFF notifications this month, including 735 notifications on food, accounting for 89.53%; 56 notifications on feed, accounting for 6.82%; 30 notifications on food contact materials (FCMs), accounting for 3.65%. 17 of the products are from China, accounting for 56.67%. The prime hazards for FCMs are migration of elements. There are more details on FCM notifications as below: date reference notified by countries concerned subject action...
[RASFF] Overview of RASFF FCM notifications in December 2019
13 April 2020 China,migration,distribution,2019,melamine
The European Commission validated 321 RASFF notifications this month, including 285 notifications on food, accounting for 88.79%; 20 notifications on feed, accounting for 6.23%; 16 notifications on food contact materials (FCMs), accounting for 4.98%. 12 of the products are from China, accounting for 75%. The prime hazards for FCMs are migration of elements. There are more details on FCM notifications as below: date reference notified by countries concerned subject action tak...
[RASFF] Overview of RASFF FCM notifications in November 2019
10 April 2020 China,distribution,notifications,migration,accounting
The European Commission validated 342 RASFF notifications this month, including 313 notifications on food, accounting for 91.52%; 22 notifications on feed, accounting for 6.43%; 7 notifications on food contact materials (FCMs), accounting for 2.05%. 6 of the products are from China, accounting for 85.71%. The prime hazards for FCMs are migration of elements. There are more details on FCM notifications as below: date reference notified by countries concerned subject action ta...
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...
[RASFF] Overview of RASFF FCM notifications in September 2019
7 January 2020 China,migration,distribution,Italy,2019
The European Commission validated 273 RASFF notifications this month, including 226 notifications on food, accounting for 82.78%; 35 notifications on feed, accounting for 12.82%; 12 notifications on food contact materials (FCMs), accounting for 4.40%. 11 of the products are from China, accounting for 91.67%. The prime hazards for FCMs are migration of elements....
[RASFF] Overview of RASFF FCM notifications in October 2019
7 January 2020 China,migration,notifications,distribution,serious
The European Commission validated 366 RASFF notifications this month, including 307 notifications on food, accounting for 83.88%; 36 notifications on feed, accounting for 9.84%; 23 notifications on food contact materials (FCMs), accounting for 6.28%. 7 of the products are from China, accounting for 30.43%. The prime hazards for FCMs are migration of elements. There are more details on FCM notifications as below: S/N date reference notified by countries concerned subject acti...
[CPSC] Overview of CPSC notifications on recalls in September 2019
7 January 2020 Manufactured,Recall,Injuries,number,reported
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalls 18 batches of products in September 2019. There are 6 batches of Chinese products, accounting for 33.33%. Based on our statistics, the Chinese products notified through the CPSC in September were as below:...
[CPSC] Overview of CPSC notifications on recalls in October 2019
7 January 2020 Manufactured,Recall,reports,received,Injuries
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalls 20 batches of products in October 2019. There are 9 batches of Chinese products, accounting for 45%. Based on our statistics, the Chinese products notified through the CPSC in October were as below:...
Companies need to improve communication of hazardous substances in products
21 November 2019 substances,products,articles,information,Candidate
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...
ECHA Proposes Member States to Evaluate 74 Substances in 2020-2022
4 November 2019 suspected,potential,exposure,endocrine,disruptor,substance
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....
Massachusetts Propose to Ban Flame Retardant in Consumer Products
14 October 2019 products,retardants,phosphate,flame,containing,ban
16 September 2019, Massachusetts passed the bill S 2338 that would ban the use of flame retardants in consumer products, including children's products, upholstered furniture, carpets, bedding and window treatments.Products manufactured before 31 August 2020 are not covered. Products containing banned chemicals will be exempted due to material recycling, the sale of previously owned products and the electronics and electronic components of the products....