13 August 2018
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24 July 2018, New York issues a bill to ban BPA substitution chemicals in children's products. This bill has been submitted to the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation. It will expand existing legislation to ban the sale of bisphenol-containing child care products. The new bill shall take into effect on 31 December, 2019. The draft amendment expands the ban on bisphenol alternatives, including bisphenol AF (BPAF), bisphenol Z (BPZ), bisphenol S (BPS), bisphenol F (BPF), bisphenol AP (BPAP) and bisphenol B (BPB). Studies shows that all these six bisphenol alternatives are mimic estrogen in breast cancer cells, and three of them are more so than BPA itself. ...
31 July 2018
Clicks 75 Tags: Toys
13 June 2018, CEN (Comité Européen de Normalisation) releases a revised standard of the Safety of toys - Part 3: Migration of certain elements- EN 71-3:2013 + A3:2018.This standard is expected to take effect on 31 December 2018. This European Standard specifies requirements and test methods for the migration of aluminium, antimony, arsenic, barium, boron, cadmium, chromium (III), chromium (VI), cobalt, copper, lead, manganese, mercury, nickel, selenium, strontium, tin, organic tin and zinc from toy materials and from parts of toys. ...
24 July 2018
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Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalls 15 batches of products in June 2018. There are 9 batches of Chinese products, accounting for 60%. 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. ...
23 July 2018
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The European Commission validated 322 RASFF notifications this month, including 278 notifications on food, accounting for 86.33%; 31 notifications on feed, accounting for 9.63%; 13 notifications on food contact materials (FCMs), accounting for 4.04%, in which 7 products from China are contained, accounting for 53.85%. The prime hazards for FCMs are migration of elements. There are more details on FCM notifications as below: S/N date reference notified by countries concerned ...
20 July 2018
Clicks 83 Tags: Toys
11 June 2018, ASTM International’s committee on consumer products approved a new safety standard ASTM F3317-18 that provides requirements and test methods aimed at ensuring adequate performance of infant floor seats. This standard is intended to minimize injuries to children resulting from normal usage and foreseeable misuse or abuse of infant floor seats. An infant floor seat is a seat placed on the floor, which may include a tray, toy, or restraint system. The standard is not applicable to pillow infant positioners, which are usually made of fabric and filler materials for positioning or rest and do not contain restraint systems. ...
20 July 2018
Clicks 120 Tags: cosmetics
12 July 2018, the Official Journal of the European Union issues a directive (EU) 2018/978, amending the Annex II and Annex III of the Regulation (EC) 1223/2009 on cosmetics products. This directive shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the OJ(i.e. 1 August 2018). From 1 May 2019 cosmetic products containing one or more of the substances prohibited by this Regulation and cosmetic products containing one or more of the substances restricted by this Regulation and not complying with the restrictions laid down in this Regulation shall not be placed on the Union market. ...
11 July 2018
Clicks 112 Tags: AQSIQ
General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People's Republic of China (AQSIQ) validated notifications on 50 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. ...
4 July 2018
Clicks 134 Tags: FCMs
30 June 2018, Brazil regulation of RDC No. 88, RDC No. 89, and RDC No. 90 on technical requirements for food contact cellulosic materials and containers came into force. The regulations, published in Brazil's Official Gazette on 30 June 2016, have now passed a two-year transition. Manufacturers are now expected to comply with the new rules. The main contents of the new legislation include: The testing methods and migration limits of cellulosic materials, containers and equipment intended to be in contact with food. ...
28 June 2018
Clicks 323 Tags: SVHC
27 June 2018, ECHA added 10 new substances to the Candidate List, which includes TMA and DCHP due to their respiratory sensitising properties and toxic for reproduction and endocrine-disrupting properties, respectively. 10 Substances included in the Candidate List for authorisation on 27 June 2018 and their SVHC properties are as follows.The product containing SVHC materials, whose content exceeds 0.1%, needs to inform ECHA. In later 6 months, the product containing more than 0.1% the concentration of a single SVHC in the article and the annual export volume is more than 1 ton, shall notify the ECHA. ...
27 June 2018
Clicks 182 Tags: cosmetics
21 June 2018, the Official Journal of European Union released a directive 2018/885, amending the Annex VI of the regulation (EC) 1223/2009 on cosmetics products. This directive shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States and enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union (i.e. 11 July 2018). Annex VI to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 is amended as follows ...
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