Minnesota Restrict the Organ-halogen in Furniture and Children's Products
3 June 2019 products,components,bill,firefighting,children,PFAS
23 May 2018, Minnesota Legislature released a bill for an act HF 359 to expand the state's existing flame retardant restrictions and impose limits on the use of firefighting foam containing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs). This bill will prohibit manufacturing or selling residential upholstered furniture and children's products which containing any organ halogen flame retardant above 1000 parts per million (ppm) in any product component....
ECHA Consult on Amendment of Annex XIV of RAECH Regulation for Four Phthalates
7 January 2019 amendment,phthalates,annex XIV,authorization,REACH,Regulation
12 December 2018, ECHA issued a notice to conduct public consultation on the amendment of annex XIV of REACH Regulation to the list of four phthalates authorized for their endocrine disrupting properties. The deadline for comments is 12 March 2019. These four phthalates have previously been identified as substances of very high concern (SVHCs) due to their reprotoxic and endocrine disrupting properties....
Turkey Aligns Food Contact Materials Regulation with EU
11 April 2018 contact,materials,regulations,food,Turkey,EU
5 April, 2018, Turkey publishes a new rule on food contact materials in the Official Gazette, replacing the previous one dated from 2011, which will be aligned with EU regulations. The EU Food contact material Regulation came into effect in 2004, requiring the release of chemical components from these materials not to exceed at harmful level or change composition, odor or taste in an unacceptable way. The new rules will be implemented by the end of 2018...
EU Amend Directive RoHS to Restrict the Conditions of Use and Exemption Deadline
23 November 2017 Artical,market,EEE,EU,application
21 November 2017, Directive (EU) 2017/2102 in the Official Journal of the European Union was published to amend the EU RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU, which is effective from 11 December 2017....
Denmark to Scrap Tax on Phthalates and PVC
17 November 2017 phthalates,tax,substances,government
The Danish government has decided to scrap a tax on products containing phthalates and PVC. The tax, which covers tape, binders, gloves, aprons, rainwear and protective suits, entered into force in June 2000 and it will cease on 1 January 2019....
EU RoHS Permit Secondary Market Operations
13 October 2017 RoHS, EEE, Electrical & electronics, Europe
Recently, the EUROPEAN Parliament and the Council of Ministers have adopted the amendments to the RoHS directive (Restricts the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE)), which will permit secondary market operations. The Directive will come into effect 20 days after official publication-Official Journal of the European Union...
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 Calls for Public Comments on RoHS Lead Exemptions
25 September 2017 RoHS, exemption, Lead, electrical, Annex III, 2011/65/EU
On September 19, 2017, the European Commission called for public comments on a proposal to exempt lead from eight use under EU RoHS directive. The public consultation is from 19 September to 17 October....
C&K Testing Technology News of August 2017
1 September 2017 REACH,SVHC,EEE,label,FCM
On 13, July 2017, the commission’s health directorate (DG Sante) exposited two credible options for an EU measure on food contact materials (FCMs), which aims to ensure the printing inks are within acceptable limits. These two options are based on meeting of directorate working group on FCMs. It is said that an EU measure expects to be in place by mid-2018....
China Requires Imported EEE Labelling Hazardous substances
10 August 2017 China, RoHS, Label, AQSIQ, confiscate
In the first half year of 2017, multi batch of electrical and electronic equipment storing in many ports of WUXI, TAICANG, ZHENJIANG, SUZHOU in JIANGSU province violating China Requirement of restriction on hazardous substance were asked for rectifying. Quality defect and total number of exceeding colony, especially over lead, cadmium, mercury are prominent problems, besides, unqualified labels which indicate electric parameter and international importing use....
EU Amending RoHS Exemptions
3 August 2017 RoHS, exemptions,
On 11, July, 2017, the amendment to EU RoHS exemptions got supports from the members of the European Parliament’s Environment Committee (Envi). This amendment includes permitting secondary market operations of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) and spare parts beyond a 2019 deadline....
China RoHS conformity assessment system intends to cover Voluntary Certification and DoC
6 July 2017 China, RoHS, DoC, conformity assessment, MIIT
China RoHS conformity assessment system intends to cover Voluntary Certification and Document of compliance (hereinafter referred to as DoC) 22 June 2017, Beijing- China Electronic Technology Standardization Research Institute (hereinafter referred to as CESI) convened a consultative symposium on Electrical and Electronic products hazardous substance restricted use conformity assessment implement and its related documents....
China consults on proposed RoHS first batch of compliance management catalogue
5 July 2017 China, RoHS, catalogue, exemptions
Beijing 29 July, 2017- The ministry of industry and information technology of the people’s Republic of China (MIIT) published the first batch of compliance management catalogue on the restriction of hazardous substance (RoHS) in electrical and electronic equipment and the exemption restriction substance list. The long-awaited China RoHS standard management directory make a first appearance in society and this consulting deadline is June, 28 2017....
C&K Testing Technology News of June 2017
5 July 2017 Technology News
On 14 June 2017, EU official journal published the REACH regulation (EU) 2017/999, adding 12 substances to REACH authorization list, which now contains 43 substances. This amending regulation will take into effect since 20thday after published....
EU RoHS updates the exemptions
29 June 2017 EU RoHS, exemptions, Lead,
On 16 June 2017, the European Commission official journal published three amending directives (EU)2017/1009, (EU)2017-1010, (EU)2017-1011. The exemptions in RoHS directive Annex III refer to lead in bearing and bushes for refrigerant-containing and refrigeration (HVACR) applications, cadmium and lead in glasses used for optical applications. These directives will take into force since the 20thday after official journal published and enforce formally on July 6, 2017. Er...
Progress in restriction proposals under REACH Annex XVII
23 March 2017 REACH Annex XVII, restriction
C&K Testing makes a summary of progress made in restriction proposals under REACH Annex XVII....
ECHA recommends seven substances under REACH Authorisation List
3 March 2017 REACH, authorisation, SVHC
ECHA invites comments on the priority of seven substances, their uses, possible exemptions from the authorisation requirement, the structure and complexity of supply chains, and on the proposed transitional arrangements as regards the draft recommendations in the REACH Authorisation List....
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 November 2016
13 December 2016 reach, rohs, PAHs, svhc, heavy metal, azo, phthalates, electrical, toys, fcms, plastic, rubber, test
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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...