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Welcome to our booth at 2016 Children-Baby-Maternity Expo (CBME)
The 2016 Children-Baby-Maternity Expo (CBME), the world’s largest sourcing event for child baby maternity products, will be held on 20-22 July 2016. It attracts a large number of baby brands and purchasers at home and aboard.
REACH
ECHA adds a new substance of very high concern to the Candidate List
Helsinki, 20 June 2016, ECHA has added one new SVHC (Benzo[def]chrysene) to the Candidate List. Up to now, the Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) for authorisation contains 169 substances.
Asbestos fibres (chrysotile) restrictions amended under REACH Annex XVII
On 23 June 2016, the Official Journal of the European Union has published Regulation (EU) 2016/1005 on the amendment of Entry 6 of Annex XVII to REACH Regulation as regards asbestos fibres (chrysotile).
A new restriction on inorganic ammonium salts under REACH Annex XVII
On 24 June 2016, the Official Journal of the European Union has published Regulation (EU) 2016/1017 to include a new restriction as regards inorganic ammonium salts under Annex XVII to REACH Regulation. This Regulation takes into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication.
Electrical and Electronic Equipment
EU RoHS amends two exemptions in Annex IV
On 25 June 2016, the Official Journal of the European Union has published Commission Delegated Directives (EU) 2016/1028 to amend point 26 as regards an exemption on lead and (EU) 2016/1029 to add point 43 as regards an exemption on cadmium.
Textiles, Footwear and Luggage
Update on NIKE's Restricted Substances List (RSL)
Nike Inc., a leading company for sports’ wear, has updated its Restricted Substances List & Sustainable Chemistry Guidance (RSL & SCG). All materials manufactured for Nike, Nike Affiliate or Licensee products (any product with Converse, Hurley or Nike logo) on or after 14 April 2016, must comply with the requirements in this document. Nike, Inc., supply agreements reflect the need for compliance with RSL requirements. This compliance is in addition to our Code of Conduct, quality standards and other health and safety standards. All materials used in Nike, Affiliates and Licensee products must comply with RSL requirements.
New Vietnamese standards for formaldehyde and azo dye in textiles since July
On 30 October 2015, Industrial and Trade Department of Vietnam issued Circular No. 37/2015/TT-BCT to amend limits for residues of formaldehyde and aromatic amine (from azo dye) in textiles. With the transitional period ending on 30 June 2016, textiles exporting to the Vietnam shall comply with new limits for formaldehyde and aromatic amine.
Food and Food Contact Materials
China approves 23 substances to be used in food contact materials/articles
On 31 May 2016, Food Safety Standards and Monitoring Assessment Office under National Health and Family Planning Commission of the People's Republic of China has published Notification No. 7 of year 2016 on 23 new foods concerning poly (12-hydroxystearic acid) stearate. The assessment authority reviewed and passed the safety assessment materials for those substances.
Notifications on Imported Products
Risk alert for plastic feeding bottles imported through e-commerce
Zhejiang Entry-exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau (“Bureau”) has alerted customers of a risk of a design of Dr. Brown’s plastic feeding bottles arising from excessive evaporities residues. The feeding bottles have currently been recalled and withdrawn from the shelf.
Cosmetics
Notification on implementation of new Chinese cosmetics standard
Safety and Technical Standards for Cosmetics (Version 2015) (“Standard”) was published on 23 December 2015. China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) has published Notification No. 108 of Year 2016 on 1 June 2016 for the implementation of the standard.
EU JRC publishes state of play on tattoo ink safety
The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) has published a technical report on tattoos and permanent make-up (PMU), looking at use and ingredients, and possible health problems.
China's new labelling requirements on sunscreen cosmetics
To further standardise the labelling requirements on sunscreen cosmetics concerning their sun protection efficacy, the Labelling Requirements for Sun Protection Efficacy of Sunscreen Cosmetics (“Requirements”) has been published upon China Food and Drug Administration’s Notification No. 107 of Year 2016 on 1 June 2016.
Others
Inspection results for quality supervision on children's footwear in Shanghai 2016
Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision issued quality supervision results for children’s footwear in Shanghai on 3 June 2016. The inspection involves 40 batches of products, 18 of which prove to be unqualified due to colour fastness to rubbing, formaldehyde, hexavalent chromium, heavy metals and phthalates.
Quality and supervision results on toys in Shanghai
On 26 May 2016, Shanghai Quality and Technology Supervision Bureau (“Bureau”) publishes quality and supervision result on toys in Shanghai, China of 2016. There are 101 batches of products involved in the random inspection and 18 of them fall short of relevant requirements (such as phthalates, physical and mechanical properties, labelling).
Sweden to survey chemicals in feminine care products
Sweden's chemicals agency (Kemi) will survey chemicals in feminine care products, such as sanitary towels, tampons and menstrual caps, in 2017.
California adopts dermal maximum dose level for BPA
California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (Oehha) has adopted a maximum allowable dose level (MADL) of three micrograms per day for bisphenol A (BPA) from dermal exposure from solid materials on 13 June 2016. The rule takes into force since 1 October 2016.
Recall Notifications
Overview of RAPEX notifications in May 2016
In accordance with the General Product Safety Directive 2001/95/EC (GPSD) and Regulation 765/2008, in May 2016 the European Commission validated 167 notifications on dangerous products and transmitted them to the Member States and EEA-countries. Most of these concerned products presenting serious risk: 136 notifications (81%). 13 notifications (8%) concerned products presenting less than serious risk and 18 notifications (11%) were circulated for information.
Overview of RASFF FCM notifications in May 2016
The European Commission validated 243 RASFF notifications this month, including 205 notifications on food, accounting for 84.36%; 20 notifications on feed, accounting for 8.23%; 18 notifications on food contact materials (FCMs), accounting for 7.41%.
Overview of CPSC notifications on recalls in May 2016
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalls 37 batches of products in May 2016. There are 17 batches of Chinese products, accounting for 45.94%, decreased by 17.02%.
Monthly overview report of AQSIQ notifications on imported goods in May 2016
General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People's Republic of China (AQSIQ) validated notifications on 29 batches of imported industrial goods, which were found non-compliant during inspection and quarantine process at the entry ports of China. They have not been offered for sale on the China market yet and are returned or destroyed instead according to laws.
Company Profile
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