16 January 2019
Clicks 11 Tags: SVHC
16 January 2019, ECHA added 10 new substances to the Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHCs). The authorization now contains 197 substances. The new substances to the Candidate List possess the carcinogenic, toxic to reproduction, persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT) and very persistent and very bioaccumulative (vPvB) properties. Following are the substances included in the Candidate List for authorization on 15 January 2019 and their SVHC properties. ...
7 January 2019
Clicks 49 Tags: Textile
On 2 January 2019, the OEKO-TEX® Association has, as usual, updated the applicable test criteria and limit values for product certification in accordance with the STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®. The following new regulations will come into force on 01 April 2019 for all certifications, following a three-month transition period. In 2019, OEKO-TEX® already complies with the new "REACH Annex XVII CMR Legislation". The substance benzene and four amine salts have been included in the STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® and LEATHER STANDARD by OEKO-TEX® and limit values have been defined. ...
21 December 2018
Clicks 177 Tags: SVHC
18 December 2018, the Official Journal of European released the directive (EU) 2018/2013, identified 1,7,7-trimethyl-3-(phenylmethylene) bicycle [2.2.1] heptan-2-one (3-benzylidene camphor) as a substance of very high concern according to Article 57(f) of REACH Regulation. 3-benzylidene camphor has endocrine interference properties and may cause serious impact on the environment. It will be added to the candidate list of SVHC later. ...
21 December 2018
Clicks 182 Tags: REACH
17 December 2018, the Official Journal of European issue the directive (EU) 2018/2005, amended the annex XVII of RAECH regulation. This Directive shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States, and will enter into force on 7 January 2019. Entry 51 of Annex XVII to REACH Regulation is replaced by the following: ...
20 December 2018
Clicks 82 Tags: CPSC
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalls 32 batches of products in October 2018. There are 17 batches of Chinese products, accounting for 53.125%.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. ...
19 December 2018
Clicks 141 Tags: RASFF
The European Commission validated 357 RASFF notifications this month, including 302 notifications on food, accounting for 83.8%; 37 notifications on feed, accounting for 10.36%; 18 notifications on food contact materials (FCMs), accounting for 5.04%. All of the products are from China, accounting for 77.78%. The prime hazards for FCMs are migration of elements. ...
18 December 2018
Clicks 198 Tags: REACH
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. ...
7 December 2018
Clicks 348 Tags: RoHS
21 November 2018, EU released 18 directives to amend the exemption for lead content in the Annex III of EU RoHS Regulation. This Directive shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union. The detail of the amending is as follows: ...
6 December 2018
Clicks 291 Tags: prop 65
23 November 2018, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) is adding gentian violet and N-nitrosohexamethyleneimine to the list of Prop 65. At a public meeting on November 1, 2018, the Carcinogen Identification Committee (CIC) in its official capacity as the "state's qualified experts" (SQE)[2] determined that gentian violet and N-nitrosohexamethyleneimine were clearly shown by scientifically valid testing. ...
28 November 2018
Clicks 392 Tags: cosmetics
27 November, 2018, the Official Journal of the European Union released a directive (EU) 2018/1847 to amend the entry 7 of Annex V to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the cosmetics products. This directive shall come into force on 16 December, 2018. The instructions are as follows: From 17 June 2019 cosmetic products containing Biphenyl-2-ol and not complying with the conditions laid down in this Regulation shall not be placed on the Union market. ...
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