9 February 2018
Clicks 44 Tags: Prop 65
26 January 2018, California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) issues a notice, planning to list TRIM® VX as a carcinogen under Proposition 65. Public comment is from 26 January 2018 to 26 February 2018. ...
2 February 2018
Clicks 96 Tags: Thailand
11 January 2018, Thailand's Department of Industrial Works published the fourth edition of its List of Hazardous Substances in the Government Gazette, which came into effect on 12 January. There are 22 substances added and now in total 518 substances on the controlled substances section of the list. ...
31 January 2018
Clicks 93 Tags: Vietnam
28 December 2017, Vietnam's Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) has published a circular No 32/2017/TT-BCT updating the implementation rules of the country’s law on chemicals (2007) as set out in Decree No 113/2017/ND-CP, taking effect immediately. ...
19 January 2018
Clicks 248 Tags: Prop 65
On 29 December 2017, California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) listed vinylidene chloride as a carcinogen under Proposition 65. The New Prop 65 list is effective immediately. ...
8 January 2018
Clicks 304 Tags: EU
19 December 2017, European Commission issues proposal 2017/0353, including 11 chapters comprising 64 articles and one Annex. This proposal is consistent with the proposal for a Regulation on market surveillance of products which was adopted by the Commission in February 2013 [COM(2013)75] as part of the "Consumer Product Safety and Market Surveillance Package". ...
25 December 2017
Clicks 172 Tags: Prop 65
15 December 2017, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) updated the list of chemicals of Proposition 65, adding chlorpyrifos and n-Hexane known to the state to cause reproductive toxicity, effective from 15 December 2017. ...
12 December 2017
Clicks 193 Tags: Cosmetics
5 December 2017, the Official Journal of the European Union published the Directive (EU)2017/2228 to amend the Annex III of Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 on cosmetics products. ...
11 December 2017
Clicks 184 Tags: Canada
2 December 2017, Canada Gazette published the assessment conclusion of DIDA (hexanedioic acid, diisodecyl ester, [CAS RN] 27178-16-1) and trimelliates. According to section 64 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA), these substances are not harmful to human health and environment. ...
8 December 2017
Clicks 172 Tags: ELV
16 November 2017, the Official Journal of the European Union (OJ) published Commission Directive (EU) 2017/2096, to amend Annex II to Directive 2000/53/EC on end-of life vehicles, which is related to exemption requirements of materials and components of vehicles. ...
4 December 2017
Clicks 139 Tags: Cosmetics
22 November 2017, WTO published a draft commission regulation notified by EU, amending Annex V to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products. New regulation restricts the maximum concentration of O-PHENYLPHENOL as a preservative in leave-on cosmetic products from the current authorized concentration of 0.2% to 0.15%. ...
1 December 2017
Clicks 271 Tags: POPs
Singapore's National Environment Agency (NEA) notified the WTO to ban Short-Chain Chlorinated Paraffins (SCCP) and products containing them. The new regulation will be announced officially at December 2017 and take effect in June 2018. ...
22 November 2017
Clicks 215 Tags: Prop 65
9 November 2017, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) update the list of chemicals of Proposition 65, adding perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) known to the state to cause reproductive toxicity, effective from 10 November 2017. ...
31 October 2017
Clicks 228 Tags: ECHA Restriction tattoo inks
25 October, 2017, in Helsinki, together with the competent authorities of Denmark, Italy and Norway, ECHA proposed a restriction to reduce the risks caused by hazardous substances contained in some tattoo inks. Some of the substances have already been banned in cosmetics. ...
27 October 2017
Clicks 200 Tags: Ban furniture
3th October 2017, R.I. released a Safety Bill for children’s products and upholstered furniture (H5082), which banned the beddings and upholstered furniture treated with organic halogen flame retardant. The ban takes effect from 1th July 2019. ...
21 September 2017
Clicks 163 Tags: AQSIQ inspection
On September 14, 2017, the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People’s Republic of China (AQSIQ) published the No.73 notification, which request public comment on the catalogue of the State Supervisory Sampling Inspection of Product Quality. This catalogue involves eight kinds of products, consumer goods, textile, electrical and electronic products, light industry products, Construction and decoration materials, Agricultural Capital Goods, Machinery and safety products, Electrical and material products and food related products. The deadline for consultation is October 31. ...
20 September 2017
Clicks 161 Tags: China AQSIQ Counterfeit
The director of general administration of quality supervision, inspection and quarantine of China(AQSIQ), Zhi Shuping, said China will take the Greatest efforts on containing the trend of fake and shoddy spread. ...
12 September 2017
Clicks 184 Tags: apparel destruction
November 8th, 2017- Shanghai Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau intensively destroyed a large number of importing unqualified apparels, which amounted to 55 thousand, involving 400 batches and totally valued about 300,000 USD ...
22 August 2017
Clicks 208 Tags: Mercury China
​On August 15, 2017, 14 ministries, involving Ministry of Environmental protection of the people’s Republic of China, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine and General Administration of Customs, jointly issued the No.38 announcement about the effectiveness of Minamata Convention on Mercury(hereafter referred to as simply Mercury Regulation). Mercury Regulation would be known as another important international convention as well asStockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutantssince coming into force on August 16, 2017. ...
11 August 2017
Clicks 264 Tags: CFDA Cosmetic
On July 31, 2017, CFDA released the notification: Department of Drug and Cosmetics Supervision [2017] No.103, which indicates CFDA would issue the Cosmetic Spot-check Supervision Specification, in order to standardize the spot-check supervision process, according to Cosmetic Health Supervision Regulations and related regulations. ...
31 July 2017
Clicks 133 Tags: China Recall
19 July, 2017, General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) issued the status of recalling defective consumer product in the first half of 2017. According to data presentation, in the first half of 2017, there were 143 recalls of automobile products, involving 4.7601 million automobiles; 252 recalls of consumer product, involving 3.0168 million pieces. ...
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