TAIWAN BSMI WILL IMPLEMENT ROHS CONTROL OF SIX PRODUCTS IN JULY 2017

The Taiwan Bureau of Standard, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI) announced the following six categories of products will be incorporated into the Taiwan RoHS control on the 1st of July 2017. According to CNS 15663 requirements, the contents of the restricted substances should be marked. Product categories include: •         Automatic data processors, •         Printers, •         Image copiers, •      

EU AMENDS EXEMPTION LIST OF ANNEX 3 OF ROHS 2

On the 16th of June 2017 the Official Journal of the European Union has published Directives (EU) (EU)2017/1009,(EU)2017/1010 and (EU) 2017/1011 to amend point 9(b) and point 13(a) regarding an exemption on lead , and 13(b) as regarding an exemption on lead  and cadmium. The directives shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal

THE EU HAS RELEASED (EU) 2017/752 TO AMEND (EU) 10/2011 ON PLASTIC MATERIALS AND ARTICLES INTENDED TO COME INTO CONTACT WITH FOOD

On the 29th of April 2017 the European Commission published Regulation (EU) 2017/752[1] amending Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 on Plastic Materials and Articles Intended to Come into Contact with Food. (EU) 2017/752 updates the list of authorized Substances in Annex I of (EU) 10/2011 adding a restriction on nickel, and adjusts the food simulant assignment for testing

RECALL CASES ANALYSIS OF APPAREL AND FOOTWEAR – MARCH 2017

European Union EU RAPEX systems notified 28 cases in which 11% were notified because of strangulation or other injuries. 3 children’s apparel do not comply drawstring regulation. 2 children’s apparel were notified because they pose a risk of choking and contain small parts which can easily detach and be swallowed by small children. 1 fancy-dress beard

RESULTS OF CHINA MARKET TEXTILE AND FOOTWEAR SPOT CHECKS IN MARCH 2017

In March the administrations for industry and commerce and bureau of quality and technical supervision issued the results of apparel, home textile, bag, footwear quality supervision. This spot check was conducted according to GB 18401-2010 ‘National general safety technical code for textile products’ , GB 5296.4-2012 ‘Instruction for use of products of consumer interest-Part 4:

RASFF STATISTICS MARCH 2017

In March 2017, the EU Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) sent 11 validated notifications about disqualified FCM (food contact materials) products which originated from China through the system. The notifying states include Italy, Spain, Denmark, and Finland. Tableware and kitchenware are still the main kinds of notified products. The problem mainly concentrated on