29 March 2018
Clicks 317 Tags: Toy EN 71
January 2018, the European Commission for Standardization (EU) released new toy safety part 8 of EN 71-8:2018 - Safety requirements for household activity toys, replacing the old version of en71-8:2011. The EU standard is equivalent to national standards of EU member states and will be issued by official notification or approval by July 2018 at the latest. National standards that conflict with this standard will be abolished after July 2018.Compared to the previous version, the new version mainly updates the following. ...
23 March 2018
Clicks 304 Tags: AAFA
22 February 2018, the American Apparel & Footwear Association(AAFA) released the 19th 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.The 19th edition of the RSL covers 12 categories with more than 250 chemicals and is updated to reflect additions or changes to regulations and laws that restrict or ban certain chemicals in finished apparel, footwear, and home textile products. ...
16 March 2018
Clicks 468 Tags: China RoHS
On March 12th 2018, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) issues "The Standard Management Catalogue of limiting the Use of Hazardous Substance in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (first batch)" and "the Exemption List to the Use of Restricted Substance in the Standard Management Catalogue". ...
15 March 2018
Clicks 411 Tags: Mercury
The Canadian government has proposed amendments to its regulations for products containing mercury in order to bring the country's requirements in line with the Minamata Convention. The Minamata Convention on Mercury is a global, legally binding treaty that aims to protect the environment and human health.Canada would adjust mercury content limits for three kinds of products.Comments on the proposed regulation will be accepted until 2 April. ...
13 March 2018
Clicks 582 Tags: SVHC
8 March, 2018, The ECHA conducts public consultation on eight substances of very high concern identification proposed by member states and agencies. If a substance is identified as a SVHC, it will be added to the Candidate List for eventual inclusion in the Authorization List.The deadline for public comment on the proposal is 23 April, 2018.All interested parties are invited to submit comments on such reports during the public consultation. ...
12 March 2018
Clicks 555 Tags: RoHS
The Eurasian Economic Union stipulates that the use of hazardous substances in electronic and electrical equipment will be consistent with the relevant provisions of the EU RoHS regulation. This regulation applies to the Eurasian Economic Union member states to restrict the use of hazardous metals such as lead and mercury in ordinary household appliances. The regulation comes into force on 1 March, 2018. ...
9 March 2018
Clicks 483 Tags: Phthalates
6 March, 2018, Norway updates its national list of priority chemicals, adding dodecamethylcyclohexasiloxane (D6), three alkylphenols and the phthalates DBP, BBP and DIBP to the list. ...
8 March 2018
Clicks 464 Tags: Cosmetics
29 January, 2018, ASEAN Cosmetics Committee releases the amendments of the ASEAN Cosmetics Directive and bans three fragrance ingredients for use in cosmetics. They are effective from 23 August 2019 for new cosmetic products and 23 August 2021 for those already available on the market. ...
6 March 2018
Clicks 394 Tags: FCMs
14 February, 2018, The European Commission has published its amending Regulation (EU) 2018/213 on the OJ to restrict the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in varnishes and coatings intended to come into contact with food. This regulation also amends the EU Food contact plastic Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 to further tighten the BPA migration limit. ...
5 March 2018
Clicks 292 Tags: FCMs
22 February 2018, The EU has notified the WTO of amending Regulation (EU) 10/2011 on plastic FCMs. This amendment authorizes two new substances, extends the authorized use of a previously authorized substance, and decreases the specific migration limits for a previously authorized substance on the basis of new evidence, for materials intended to be in contact with foods. Final date for comments is 23 April, 2018. ...
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