15 March 2019
Clicks 6 Tags: SVHC
13 March 2019, the European Chemicals Agency, has published proposals for three chemicals to be identified as SVHC and launched a public comment, which will end at 29 April, 2019. If a substance is identified as an SVHC, it will be added to the Candidate List for eventual inclusion in the Authorisation List. The information of the three substances is as follows: ...
6 March 2019
Clicks 61 Tags: AAFA
26 February 2018, the American Apparel & Footwear Association released the 20th edition of the Restricted Substance List (RSL), the industry’s chemical management resource listing banned or restricted chemicals and substances for finished apparel, footwear, and home textile products around the world. ...
23 January 2019
Clicks 100 Tags: CPSC
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalls 19 batches of products in December 2018. There are 11 batches of Chinese products, accounting for 57.89%. 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. ...
22 January 2019
Clicks 96 Tags: AQSIQ
General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People's Republic of China (AQSIQ) validated notifications on 9 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 re-dispatched or destroyed instead according to laws. ...
21 January 2019
Clicks 110 Tags: RASFF
The European Commission validated 282 RASFF notifications this month, including 249 notifications on food, accounting for 88.3%; 20 notifications on feed, accounting for 7.09%; 13 notifications on food contact materials (FCMs), accounting for 4.61%. 7 of the products are from China, accounting for 53.85%. The prime hazards for FCMs are migration of elements. ...
17 January 2019
Clicks 189 Tags: FCM
11 January 2018, the Official Journal of European Union issues the Directive (EU) 2019/37, amending and correcting the Annex I and Annex III of Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food. Plastic materials and articles complying with Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 as applicable before the entry into force of this Directive may be placed on the market until 31 January 2020 and may remain on the market until exhaustion of stocks. This Regulation shall enter into force on 31 January 2019. ...
16 January 2019
Clicks 353 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. ...
10 January 2019
Clicks 128 Tags: Flame Retardant
28 December, 2018, the Massachusetts legislature passed the bill H 5024 to ban 11 flame retardants, effective from 1 January, 2019. The sale or manufacture of bedding, carpeting, children's products, residential upholstered furniture and window treatments containing more than 1,000 ppm of the following substances in any component part of the product to be banned.Bans on flame retardants similar to those in Massachusetts have taken effect in other states. ...
7 January 2019
Clicks 320 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 359 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. ...
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