17 June 2019
Clicks 392 Tags: plastic
12 June 2019, the Official Journal of European Union released the directive (EC) 2019/904 to restrict the disposable plastics and products. It aims to prevent and reduce the impact of certain plastic products on the environment, in particular the aquatic environment, and on human health, as well as to promote the transition to a circular economy with innovative and sustainable business models, products and materials, thus also contributing to the efficient functioning of the internal market. ...
13 June 2019
Clicks 838 Tags: REACH
12 June 2019,the Official Journal of European Union released the Directive (EU) 2019/957, amending the Annex XVII to REACH regulation as regards (3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,8,8,8-tridecafluorooctyl) silanetriol and TDFAs. This directive shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States, and it shall take effect on 1 July 2019. ...
10 June 2019
Clicks 421 Tags: toys
Egypt's Organization for Standards and Quality is planning to update the migration limits restrictions for 19 substances of toy standards. The standard covers toys that may be placed in a children's mouth, including items for use close to or inside the mouth, such as cosmetics, writing implements classified as toys, and all toys for children under 6-years-old. If approved, this draft will replace the current standard, which has been used since 2013. The proposed legislation ...
4 June 2019
Clicks 432 Tags: REACH
22 May 2019, ECHA proposed to add 18 substances to the authorization list of REACH annex XIV, which is currently under public consultation. The deadline for comment is July 17, 2019. The information of 18 substances to be included in the authorization list is as follows: ...
3 June 2019
Clicks 400 Tags: Textile
23 May 2018, Minnesota Legislature released a bill for an act HF 359 to expand the state's existing flame retardant restrictions and impose limits on the use of firefighting foam containing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs). This bill will prohibit manufacturing or selling residential upholstered furniture and children's products which containing any organ halogen flame retardant above 1000 parts per million (ppm) in any product component. ...
31 May 2019
Clicks 553 Tags: Toys
10 April 2019, the European Committee for Standardization published a new standard EN 71-3:2019 for measuring the migration of certain chemical elements in different types of toy materials. The new standard sets out a method for determining the migration level of chromium VI from scraped-off toy materials such as paint. It shall come into force on 31 October 2019, and the current standard EN 71-3-213 + A3:2018 will expire at the same time. ...
28 May 2019
Clicks 706 Tags: cosmetics
23 May 2019, the Official Journal of European Union released the directive (EU) 2019/831, amending the Annex II, III and V to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 on cosmetic products. The directive shall enter into force on 11 June 2019. This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States. ...
23 May 2019
Clicks 2173 Tags: CPSC
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalls 27 batches of products in April 2019. There are 18 batches of Chinese products, accounting for 66.67%. ...
21 May 2019
Clicks 236 Tags: RASFF
The European Commission validated 355 RASFF notifications this month, including 315 notifications on food, accounting for 88.73%; 23 notifications on feed, accounting for 6.48%; 17 notifications on food contact materials (FCMs), accounting for 4.79%. 13 of the products are from China, accounting for 76.47%. The prime hazards for FCMs are migration of elements. ...
14 May 2019
Clicks 400 Tags: cosmetics
3 May 2019, Health Canada launched a public consultation on proposed updates to the Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist: Prohibited and Restricted Ingredients. The deadline for comments is 1 July 2019. Please provide comments no later than the deadline. The updates are as follows: 1. Dihydrocoumarin is naturally occurring in some plant derivatives at low levels. Data indicates that the ingredient may cause sensitization at higher concentrations but can be used at low levels without ...
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