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en.cirs-ck.com | Hotline: +86-571-87206587 September 2018

REACH

11 September 2018
Tags: REACH
5 September 2018, ECHA proposed the Commission to include 18 substances in the Authorization List (Annex XIV to REACH). Comments can be given until 5 December 2018. The 18 substances to be included in the authorization list are as follows: 4,4'-isopropylidenediphenol (bisphenol A; BPA),2-ethylhexyl 10-ethyl-4,4-dioctyl-7-oxo-8-oxa-3,5-dithia-4-stannatetradecanoate (DOTE),Dioxobis(stearato)trilead,Fatty acids, C16-18, lead salts,Trilead dioxide phosphonate,etc.
10 September 2018
Tags: SVHC
4 September 2018, ECHA published a public consultation on the inclusion of six substances in the list of SVHC with a review deadline of 19 October 2018. The six substances are:2,2-bis(4'-hydroxy phenyl)-4-methylpentane,Benzo[k]fluoranthene,Fluoranthene,Phenanthrene,Pyrene,and Undecafluorohexanoic acid and its ammonium salt.

Textile, Footwear & Luggage

4 September 2018
29 August,2018,California's legislature has passed a bill AB 2998, banning the use of flame retardants in juvenile products, upholstered furniture and mattresses. Flame retardant has the properties of carcinogenicity, reproductive toxicity and endocrine interference. This bill stipulates that from January 1, 2020, manufacturers shall not sell or distribute in commerce in this state any new, not previously owned juvenile products, mattresses, or upholstered furniture that contains covered flame retardant chemicals at levels above 1000 parts per million (1000 ppm).

Tyre/PAHs

7 September 2018
Tags: PAHs
16 August, 2018, the Netherlands RIVM proposed a restriction on the concentration limit of eight polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) found in granules and mulches used in synthetic turf pitches, or in loose forms at playgrounds and other sports facilities.This regulation is aiming to lower the human health risk for professional football players (including goalkeepers), children playing on the pitches and on playgrounds, as well as workers installing and maintaining the pitches and playgrounds. The proposal suggests a combined concentration limit for the eight PAHs of 17 mg/kg (0.0017 % by weight).

Food Contact Materials

20 September 2018
Tags: FCMs
4 September, 2018, the South Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) notified WTO a plan to ban bisphenol A (BPA, CAS 80-05-7), dibutyl phthalate (DBP, CAS 84-74-2), and benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP, CAS 85-68-7) in food contact materials (FCMs) intended for infants and young children. This ban, which aims to protect the environment and human health from animal/plant pest or disease, protect food safety and applies to infant and children products, including food utensils, containers and packages. The ban will come into effect in January 2020 and is currently open for public comment until 3 November, 2018.

Recall Notifications

17 September 2018
Tags: RASFF
The European Commission validated 273 RASFF notifications this month, including 253 notifications on food, accounting for 92.67%; 11 notifications on feed, accounting for 4.03%; 9 notifications on food contact materials (FCMs), accounting for 3.3%, in which 6 products from China are contained, accounting for 66.66%. The prime hazards for FCMs are migration of elements.
27 September 2018
Tags: CPSC
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalls 25 batches of products in August 2018. There are 12 batches of Chinese products, accounting for 48%.Based on our statistics, the Chinese products notified through the CPSC in August were as below:Accompanying remedies (refund, replacement and repair) are taken for such notifications.As notified on the CPSC website, some customers have already got injured due to the potential hazards.So it is important to track the recalls of products to ensure consumers’ legitimate interests and rights. C&K Testing hereby reminds related enterprises to enhance the product quality by learning more about the potential hazards of their product categories.

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