C&K Testing Technology News of October 2017
31 October 2017 REACH,toy,SVHC,EEE,RoHS
On September 26, 2017, food contact material experts committee of China National Food Industry Association released guidance on manufacture of identification label of food contact materials and articles in the kind of household appliances, which aims to provide related enterprises with reliable guidance in compliance with labeling requirement....
TMA and DCHP to be Included into SVHC List
25 October 2017 SVHC,TMA,DCHP,list,toxic,propose,agreement
TMA and DCHP to be included into SVHC list On 4th Oct, 2017, European Commission submitted notifications of G/TBT/N/EU/519 and G/TBT/N/EU/520, which meant to add Trimellitic anhydride (TMA) and dicyclohexyl phthalates (DCHP) into the list of the Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC)....
C&K Testing Technology News of September 2017
9 October 2017 FCM,EEE,toy,children,recall
On August 31, 2017, the European Commission has notifies the WTO of proposed amendments to its Regulation (EU) No 10/2011on plastic materials and articles intended to contact with food, which intends to authorise four new FCMs....
EU Toys safety directive to add chromium VI limit
18 September 2017 EU Toy safety, chromium VI amendement, G/TBT/N/EU/504, chromium VI
September 6, 2017, The European Commission has notified the WTO of a draft G/TBT/N/EU/504, which intends to amending the migration limit for chromium VI in scraped -off toy materials....
ECHA public consultation to identify nine new substances of very high concern
6 September 2017 ECHA, SVHC, REACH, Bisphenol-A, nine new substances
Helsinki, 5 September 2017- A public consultation has been launched on proposals to identify nine new substances of very high concern (SVHC) by ECHA. Name of the substances and examples of their uses are available on ECHA’s website. The deadline for comments is 20 October 2017....
CPSC to vote for banning 5 phthalates in Toys
31 August 2017 Toy, CPSC, CPSIA, PHTHALATE, ASTM F963
August 18, 2017, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (S.D.Y.N) made a judgment on the US Consumer products safety Commission's (CPSC) dereliction of duty, which CPSC agreed to finalize a rule that could ban five phthalates in toys by October 18....
EU amends limit for BPA in toys
16 June 2017 Directive, Toys, BPA, Amend
On 25 May,2017, EU publishes the toy safety amendment (EU) 2017/898, which lowers the migration limit for bisphenol A (BPA) in toys for use by children under 36 months or in other toys intended to be placed in the mouth. The amendment will come into effect on the 20th day after the official journal published....
EU Intends to Further Clarify the Implementation Time, Exemption Period and Exemption Products of RoHS Directive
18 May 2017 Directive, RoHS 2, exemption, EU
On March 23, 2017, the European Commission submitted to the WTO regular notification G/TBT/N/EU/460, intending to amend the EU RoHS 2 Directive (2011/65 / EU) to explicitly stipulate the implementation time and the maximum exemption period of the 11th category of products, and to officially exclude pipe organs, non-road mobile machinery fitted with a cord‑connected traction drive in its scope of RoHS 2....
C&K Testing Technology News of February 2017
3 March 2017 reach, rohs, PAHs, svhc, heavy metal, azo, phthalates, electrical, toys, fcms, plastic, rubber, test
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2016 Analysis of Chinese food contact articles notified on the EU market
27 February 2017 FCMs, Chinese, notification, recall, EU
The European Commission validated 134 notifications as regards food contact materials in 2016. It is noted that more than 80% products through the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) notified came from China primarily caused by migration of formaldehyde, aromatic amines and heavy elements (cadmium, cobalt, chromium, manganese, nickel and lead), excessive levels of phthalates....
EU proposes to restrict D4 and D5 under REACH XVII
23 February 2017 REACH, Annex XVII, cosmetic, restriction
EU proposes to set a limit of 0.1% for octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4) and decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5) in cosmetic products that are washed off in normal conditions of use under REACH Annex XVII...
EU notifies WTO of draft cadmium exemption under RoHS directive
16 February 2017 exemption,Directive,cadmium,applications,Annex
On 10 February 2017, EU notifies WTO of a draft amendment to exemption 39 of Annex III as regards the use of cadmium in certain colour converting light-emitting diodes (LEDs) by Notification G/TBT/N/EU/452. It renews two-year duration for the exemption to allow sufficient time for economic operators. The draft will be approved in May 2017 and take into force on the twentieth day following its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union. The current Annex III ex...
C&K Testing Technology News of January 2017
24 January 2017 reach, rohs, PAHs, svhc, heavy metal, azo, phthalates, electrical, toys, fcms, plastic, rubber, test
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EU proposes to ban three fragrance allergens in cosmetics
22 January 2017 Cosmetic,Substances,Prohibited,Products,Number
On 5 January 2017, EU Commission notifies World Trade Organisation (WTO) to amend the List of Substances Prohibited in Cosmetic Products (Annex II) under Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 by Notification G/TBT/N/EU/436. The three substances proposed to be prohibited are as below: Reference Number Chemical Name/INN CAS number EC number 1380 3- and 4-(4-Hydroxy-4-methylpentyl) cyclohex-3-ene-1-carbaldehyde (HICC) 51414-25-6/ 31906-04-4/ 257-187-9/ 250-863-4/ 1381 2,6-Dihydroxy-4-me...
EU proposes to include 23 CMR restrictions under REACH Annex XVII
5 January 2017 substances,phenol,branched,dodecyl,Regulation
The European Commission has notified the World Trade Organisation (WTO) of its intent to include 23 substances as carcinogenic, mutagenic and reproductive toxicants (CMRs) and amend 2 CMR restrictions under REACH Annex XVII- the Restricted Substances List (RSL) with Notification G/TBT/N/EU/435. The comments period runs for 60 days since the notification date. The substances concerned are listed in Appendices 1 to 6 to Annex XVII to REACH Regulation, which prohibits the placi...
C&K Testing Technology News of November 2016
13 December 2016 reach, rohs, PAHs, svhc, heavy metal, azo, phthalates, electrical, toys, fcms, plastic, rubber, test
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C&K Testing attends TBT Notification Conference for Chemicals Review
29 November 2016 Testing,Chemicals,specialists,Conference,Chinese
On 10 November 2016, the WTO/TB 71th regular meeting was held in Geneva. On the same day, Chemicals Research Review Base under Shanghai Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People's Republic of China convened specialists to hold TBT Notification Conference for Chemicals Review in the rear to response to the Chinese delegation so as to fully show the interest pursuits for the Chinese industries. Ms. Laura Ho, technician of Hangzhou C&K T...
EU notifies WTO of proposals on three exemptions
25 November 2016 category,categories,July,applications,Applies
On 17 November 2016, the European Commission has submitted notifications G/TBT/N/EU/423, G/TBT/N/EU/424 and G/TBT/N/EU/425 aiming to renew or revise the three existing exemptions under RoHS Annex III. Oeko-Institute was entrusted by the European Commission to hold a stakeholder period for the three exemptions during April to June 2015 and it published a final report containing the assessment of the application in Feb. 2016. In the notifications, it will renew the exemption d...
C&K Testing Technology News of October 2016
11 November 2016 reach, rohs, PAHs, svhc, heavy metal, azo, phthalates, electrical, toys, fcms, plastic, rubber, test
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