8 January 2018
Clicks 305 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". ...
5 January 2018
Clicks 455 Tags: Textile
2 January 2018, OEKO-TEX updated the applicable test criteria and limit values for product certification. The new regulations come into effect on 1 April 2018 for all certifications, following a three-month transition period. In accordance with LEATHER STANDARD by OEKO-TEX, bisphenol A and aniline add to “Other chemical residues”, and the limit value for all product classes is also updated. ...
27 December 2017
Clicks 177 Tags: Fidget Spinners
9 November 2017, the US Public Interest Research Group (US PIRG) issued a report to alert the Target store and its suppliers Bulls I Toys after testing for lead content on the handheld toys. The report shows high levels of lead in the Fidget Spinners. The store has removed the fidget spinner from sale. ...
25 December 2017
Clicks 174 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. ...
21 December 2017
Clicks 489 Tags: SVHC
The Member State Committee (MSC) supported to add seven new substances and bisphenol A (BPA) to the list of SVHC. The current entry of BPA and the list of SVHC will be updated by mid-January 2018. Legal obligations will start from the formal updating in January 2018. ...
18 December 2017
Clicks 230 Tags: REACH
16 November 2017, The REACH-En-Force-4 (Ref-4) project, coordinated by the ECHA Enforcement Forum, looked at 14 restriction entries in REACH Annex XVII across 29 countries. The report revealed that almost a fifth of toys were non-compliant with EU restriction on phthalates. The final public report will include other 8 entries and it is expected by the end of this year. ...
13 December 2017
Clicks 222 Tags: FCMs
8 November 2017, China National Health and Family Planning Commission released the Project Plan of 2017 for the National Food Safety Standards(《2017年度国家食品安全标准立项计划》). Concerned unit are required to draft the standards based on the Food Safety Law and the Regulations for the Administration of National Food Safety Standards (《食品安全国家标准管理办法》). ...
12 December 2017
Clicks 194 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 185 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 173 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. ...
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