Focusing on VOC New National Standard Testing-Winning the Battle against Air Pollution
27 October 2020 VOC,China,National,Standard,Testing,Air,Pollution
In 2018, in order to speed up the improvement of environmental air quality, State Council proposed the "three-year action plan to fight air pollution". On May 15th, 2020, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment issued the "2020 Volatile Organic Compounds Governance Plan (Draft for Comments)", which clearly stated that from July 1st, 2020, the production, sales and use of ship coatings and floor coatings should meet the newly promulgated and implemented national product harmf...
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...
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...
California Adopted No Significant Risk Level for Styrene
19 May 2017 US, Prop 65, styrene, NSRL
On May 4, California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (Oehha) approved the amendment of Proposition 65 to adopt the identification of the No Significant Risk Level (NSRL) for styrene of 27 micrograms per day (μg/day)....
Interpretation to chemical restrictions of new EU Ecolabel for wood flooring
22 February 2017 Ecolabel, wood, flooring, chemical
The Official Journal of the European Union released Decision (EU) 2017/176 on 2 Feb. 2017 to notify the update of EU Ecolabel for wood flooring on 25 Jan. 2017. The Ecolabel is applied to wood-, cork- and bamboo-based floor coverings. The revised criteria, along with the related assessment and verification requirements should be valid for six years from the date of notification of this Decision....
EN 71-12 N-nitrosamines and N-nitrosatable substances updated to version 2016
16 February 2017 toys, EN71, elastomers, N-nitrosatable,nitrosamines
On 21 December 2016, the European Committee for Standardisation (CEN) updates EN 71-12:2016 N-nitrosamines and N-nitrosatable substances, which will be transposed to standards of Member States before June 2017 at the latest. By the time, the new version will supersede EN 71-12:2013 and cancel conflicting standards. Major amendments in EN 71-12:2016: 1. Revise the definition for “finger paint” so that it is in line with that in the European Standard Finger paints - Requir...
Maine looks to designate decaBDE, HBCD as priority chemicals
14 October 2016 decaBDE, HBCD
Maine's environmental protection department (DEP) has proposed a rule to designate decaBDE and HBCD as priority chemicals under the Toxic Chemicals in Children's Products law. It would apply to manufacturers of a range of products that intentionally contain the flame retardants when used in a non-polymeric, additive form. The rule proposes covering: l childcare articles, sleepwear, toys, clothing and footwear; l electronic devices; and l household furniture and furnishings,...
[AQSIQ] Monthly overview report of AQSIQ notifications on imported goods in June 2016
1 August 2016 recall, China, AQSIA, import
General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People's Republic of China (AQSIQ) validated notifications on 39 batches of imported industrial goods, which were found non-compliant during inspection and quara...
China plans to cut down VOCs in key industries
14 July 2016 VOC, volatile organic compound
On 8 July 2016, Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) and Ministry of Finance have printed and issued a notification on cutting down volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in key industries including petroleum refining an...
Guideline for Air Quality Assessment of Passenger Car to be mandatory
3 February 2016 auto,mandatory,air
On 22 January 2016, the Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection publicised H.B.K.J.H. [2016] No. 150, intending to change GB/T 27630-2011 (recommended standard) into a mandatory one (GB standard) on 22 January 2016. The standard should ...
US NGO advocates stricter enforcement on phthalates in toys
30 November 2015 NGO,advocates,stricter,enforce
Recently, a US non-governmental organisation-- The Public Interest Research Group (RIRG) called for vigorous enforcement on consumer safety and phthalate bans on toys....
China amends limits of VOC and migration of heavy metals of wood based furniture
25 August 2015 China,wood,furniture,limit,mig
Standardization Administration of the People's Republic of China (SAC) issued a notification (G/TBT/N/ CHN/1094) to WTO concerning the national standard Limits of Volatile Organic Compounds and Migration of Heavy Metals of Wood Based Furnitu...
GB standard to restrict VOC, decomposable aromatic amine and flame retardant of mattress
7 August 2015 VOC,aromatic amine,volatile,li
Standardization Administration of the People's Republic of China (SAC) released a notification to the WTO on the preparation of the national standard Upholstered furniture- Limit of volatile organic compounds, decomposable aromatic amine and...
Water based woodenware coatings for Children’s room decorating for comments
29 July 2015 GB-T,China, coating,children
On 20 July 2015, GB-T Standard (non-mandatory) Water based woodenware coatings for Children’s room decorating was drafted by National Technical Committee 5 on Paints & Pigments of Standardization Administration of China (SAC/TC5) for comme...
EU Commission revises Ecolabel criteria for paints and varnishes
17 June 2015 Ecolabel,paint,vanish
The European Commission has published its amending Decision establishing the ecological criteria for the award of the EU Ecolabel for indoor and outdoor paints and varnishes on 8 June 2015....
Additional Consumption Taxes required for paints and batteries since February 2015 in China
10 March 2015 Consumption Taxes,February 201
Additional Consumption Taxes required for paints and batteries since February 2015 in China ...
US is revising the VOC control of consumer products
27 March 2014 US,VOC,consumer products
US is resising the VOC control of consumer products...
Environmental exposures in early childhood education environ
27 March 2014 REACH,RoHS,PAHs,SVHC,PFOS&PFOA
REACH,RoHS,PAHs,SVHC,PFOS&PFOA,PH value,Heavy Metal,AZO Dye,Formaldehyde testing,Phthalates...
OHIO Bedding and Stuffed Toy Reporting Law amended
27 March 2014 OHIO,Reporting law,Toy Industr
The Ohio Bedding and Stuffed Toy Reporting law has been amended to reduce the number of reports that a stuffed toy manufacturer must file with the Department of Commerce (DoC) Division of Industrial Compliance each year....