16 June 2022
Clicks 475 Tags: PoPs
24 May 2022, ECHA has consulted on listing 5 substances as POPs. These substances are expected to be or have already been proposed for listing as POPs under the Stockholm Convention. Deadline for the public consultation is 19 Jul. 2022. Detailed information of the 5 substances: Substance Name CAS Number Possible Applications 2-(2H-benzotriazol-2-yl)-4,6-ditertpentylphenol 25973-55-1 Commonly used as UV absorbers in surface coatings, plastic and ink additives, and personal ca ...
13 June 2022
Clicks 927 Tags: SVHC
10 Jun. 2022, ECHA has added 1 substance into the Candidate List of SVHCs. The Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) now contains 224 substances that may have serious effects on people or the environment. Detailed information of the one substance added to the Candidate List for authorisation: Substance Name EC No. CAS No. Reason for Inclusion Examples of Uses N-(hydroxymethyl)acrylamide 213-103-2 924-42-5 Carcinogenic; Mutagenic As a monomer for polymeris ...
10 June 2022
Clicks 444 Tags: RoHS
May 2022, the European Commission launched a public consultation on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (known as the RoHS-Directive), which recommended to add Tetrabromobisphenol A (TBBP-A) and medium-chain chlorinated paraffins (MCCPs) into the List of RoHS Restricted Substances. If this draft is approved, the number of the RoHS Restricted Substances will be increased from 10 to 12. The European Commission is planned to adopt the it in the fourth quarter of 2022 and the restriction measures of these two substances shall be subject to the final decision of the Commission. ...
18 May 2022
Clicks 507 Tags: BIS
Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) is receiving comments on draft standard “ready mixed paint, air drying, red oxide-zinc chrome painting-specification” until 11 May 2022. This Draft has extended the limit of lead restriction in household coatings to industrial applications. To prevent lead exposure of children and adults and consequent adverse impact on human health and safety and because of further scope for children’s exposure to the dried paint surfaces, the lead res ...
28 April 2022
Clicks 607 Tags: Toy
On 13 April 2022, the United Kingdom notified WTO of a technical trade measure related to toys and cosmetics, with the notification number G/TBT/N/GBR/47. This notified Regulation amends Part 3 of Schedule 2 to the Toys (Safety) Regulations 2011 to prohibit the use of specific allergenic fragrances in Toys. It also restricts the permitted levels of aluminium in toys and the use of aniline, and formaldehyde in toys intended for use by children under 36 months or in other toys ...
27 April 2022
Clicks 445 Tags: FDA EPA
A great many products exported to the U.S. are required to process FDA certification and EPA certification before entering the U.S. market. Then what do you know about FDA certification and EPA certification? As a leading product safety and regulatory consulting firm, CIRS Group is now able to provide the U.S. FDA certification and EPA certification services to help clients remove the technical barriers to trade and successfully enter the US market. What is US FDA Certificat ...
12 April 2022
Clicks 683 Tags: Authorisation
On 11 Apr. 2022, the European Commission has added 5 substances into the Authorised List by adopting the Commission Regulation COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) 2022/586 of 8 April 2022 regarding amending Annex XIV to REACH Regulation. This amendments will take effect from 1 May 2022. So far, a total of 59 substances are subject to authorization. The newly added entries are as follows: Entry Nr Substance Intrinsic property(ies) referred to in Article 57 Transitional arrangements Ex ...
12 April 2022
Clicks 722 Tags: Restriction
On April 6 2022, ECHA and the Member States have assessed a group of 148 bisphenols and recommended that more than 30 bisphenols need to be restricted due to their potential hormonal or reprotoxic effects. Many bisphenols are known endocrine disrupters both for human health and the environment and may lead to exposures to both professionals and consumers. Bisphenols are mostly used as intermediates in the manufacture of polymers or polymer resins, such as polycarbonate plast ...
11 April 2022
Clicks 674 Tags: TSCA
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a second round of test orders under section 4 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to obtain additional data on eight of the next 20 chemicals undergoing risk evaluation. After reviewing reasonably available data on these chemicals, EPA has determined additional data are needed and is using its TSCA test order authority to require companies to develop and submit information on avian and aquatic environmental haz ...
8 April 2022
Clicks 698 Tags: Consumer Goods
In 2021, through on-site inspection and laboratory testing, Shanghai Customs had effectively implemented the quality and safety inspection and supervision of imported consumer goods at Shanghai ports, and effectively guaranteed the safety and health of consumers. The relevant unqualified cases found by Shanghai Customs in the quality and safety inspection of imported and exported commodities are hereby released. Case 1: Continuous detection of unqualified adult clothing of B ...
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