26 June 2018
Clicks 330 Tags: AQSIQ
General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People's Republic of China (AQSIQ) validated notifications on 32 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. ...
26 June 2018
Clicks 477 Tags: packaging
30 May 2018, the Official Journal of the European Union(OJ) released the directive (EU) 2018/852, amending directive 94/62/EC on packaging and packaging waste. This directive, on one hand, aims to protect, preserve and improve the quality of the environment, protect human health, ensure prudent efficient and rational utilization of natural resources and enhance the use of renewable energy, to prevent any impact from packaging and packaging waste on the environment or to reduce such impact, thereby providing a high level of environmental protection.This Directive shall enter into force on 19 June 2018. ...
25 June 2018
Clicks 382 Tags: REACH
The European Commission discussed the outcome and follow-up of the second REACH review on the meeting of 11 June, and proposed restrictions before the sunset date for substances listed on Annex XIV-the authorization list. ECHA proposed a restriction on four phthalates, DEHP, DBP, DIBP and BBP. At the same time, ECHA are preparing the restrictions for TCEP and lead chromates. For other substances, ECHA will carry out screening reports to assess if a restriction is required over the next six to 12 months. ...
21 June 2018
Clicks 315 Tags: cosmetics
June 19, 2018, Canada releases a notice, adding pigment red 4 to the list of restricted substances and amending the entry of Methylisothiazolinone (MI). According to "potential health concerns" identified under the nation’s Chemicals Management Plan (CMP), Canada approves the proposal made last November. Pigment red 4 is added to its list of restricted substances, with a maximum concentration of 3% permitted. As a prohibited preservative, the maximum allowed concentration of Methylisothiazolinone (MI) in rinse-off cosmetic products is reduced to 0.0015% due to the risk of sensitization. ...
15 June 2018
Clicks 370 Tags: REACH
5 June, 2018, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) releases a public consultation, preparing to amend the REACH authorization list on the uses of four phthalates. They are: bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP, CAS 117-81-7), dibutyl phthalate (DBP, CAS 84-74-2), benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP, CAS 85-68-7), and diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP, CAS 84-69-5). The four phthalates had earlier been identified as SVHCs and subsequently added to the authorization list in 2011 and 2012 due to their classification as toxic for reproduction.they were identified in 2017 as substances of very high concern. Comments can be submitted until August 6, 2018. ...
8 June 2018
Clicks 438 Tags: FCMs
6 June 2018, the Official Journal of EU issues the (EU) 2018/831, amending Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food. The new regulation adds two substances, and also amends the use of two.Directive (EU) 2018/831 shall come into force on 26 June 2018.Prior to the effective date, (EU) 10/2011 compliant plastic materials and products could still be put on the market until February 9th 2019 until they were sold out. ...
29 May 2018
Clicks 415 Tags: Prop 65
25 May 2018, California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) issued a notice. TRIM®VX is officially listed as a carcinogen under Prop 65 list. The listing of TRIM®VX is based on formal identification by the National Toxicology Program (NTP), an authoritative body, that the chemical causes cancer. As early as 26 January, 2018, OEHHA has issued a request for advice on listing the substance TRIM®VX under Prop 65.The California law requires manufacturers and retailers to warn workers and consumers exposed to chemicals on the list. ...
22 May 2018
Clicks 660 Tags: RoHS
18 May 2018, the Official Journal of European Union releases seven Directives (EU)2018/736~(EU)2018/742, amending the exemption for lead content in the Annex III of EU RoHS Regulation. Member States shall adopt and publish the laws, regulations and administrative provisions necessary to comply with this directive by 30 June 2019 at the latest, and they shall apply those provisions from 1 July 2019. This Directive shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union. ...
18 May 2018
Clicks 599 Tags: toys
17 May, 2018, the Official Journal of European Union publishes directive (EU)2018/725, amending the limit of Chromium VI in point 13 of part III of Annex II to Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC. According to (EU) 2018/725, the point 13 of part III of Annex II to Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC is amended as follows.Member States shall adopt and publish the laws, regulations and administrative provisions necessary to comply with this Directive at 17 November, 2019 at the latest. All the toy products should meet the new limitation requirements from 18 November, 2019. ...
17 May 2018
Clicks 506 Tags: Children
2 May, 2018, Canada Gazette (Part II) release the new Children's Jewellery Regulations Children's Jewellery Regulations SOR/2018-82, which will come into force on 2 November, 2018, while the current Children's Jewelry Regulation SOR /2016-168 will be repealed. The main amendments of the new regulation SOR/2018-82 are as follows: 1. The Lead content of children's jewellery, when tested using good laboratory practices, must not be more than 90 mg/kg of lead. ...
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