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

THE EU HAS PUBLISHED A NEW TOY SAFETY STANDARD EN 71-12 2016 N-NITROSAMINES AND N-NITROSATABLE SUBSTANCES.

On the 21st of December 2016 a new toy safety standard EN71-12:2016 was published by the EU. Compared with the old one, the new standard has changed a lot and is stricter. It supersedes EN 71-12:2013 which will be withdrawn. This amendment was approved on the 30th of October 2016 and will come into force in June

AUSTRALIA PUBLISHED VOLUNTARY TOY SAFETY STANDARD AS/NZS 8124.1:2016 AND AS/NZS 8124.2:2016

On the 30th of June Australia published voluntary toy safety standards AS/NZS 8124.1:2016 and AS/NZS 8124.2:2016. AS/NZS 8124.1:2016 part 1 Mechanical and Physical properties adopts the ISO 8124.1: 2014 standard but with modified requirements as below: Addition of “fibrous filling material” as an exempt material to small parts clause 4.4.1 .A guide that it is sufficient

SOMETHING IN THE WATER?

Recent high-profile cases of contamination on cruise ships have highlighted the importance of water safety. But it is an issue that has important implications across the merchant fleet too. Michael Hagger, environmental and public health consultant at RenovaTech International, explains how an effective water safety plan can prevent the costly occurrence of waterborne illness among

ANALYSIS OF PRODUCT RECALLS OF CLOTHING AND FOOTWEAR FOR JANUARY 2015

European Union The EU RAPEX system has notified 12 cases of products recalled, 75% were notified because of the risk of strangulation. Nine of these were children’s clothing which do not comply with the drawstring regulation. 1 child’s hat and 1 child’s sleeping bag were recalled because the small pompoms can easily detach and a small child could

SAFETY ALERT

In this report, we bring together information on mandatory and voluntary consumer product recalls originating from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, which are issued by governmental bodies from Europe, USA and Canada. For businesses, notably for product manufacturers, this report aims to enable them to move more swiftly to address a safety problem, thereby reducing

SAFETY OF CHILDREN’S CLOTHING – CORDS AND DRAWSTRINGS ON CHILDREN’S CLOTHING – EN 14682: 2014 PUBLISHED

This document (EN 14682:2014) has been prepared by Technical Committee CEN/TC 248 “Textiles and textile products”. And will be effective at the latest by June 2015, this document supersedes EN 14682:2007 which will be withdrawn . EN 14682:2014 includes the following significant technical changes with respect to EN 14682:2007. Adjusted some professional terms and definitions, and

DRINKING WATER SAFETY

The following words are taken directly from the World Health Organization (WHO) Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality 4th edition, published in 2011, to describe Water Safety Plans (WSPs): The most effective means of consistently ensuring the safety of a drinking-water supply is through the use of a comprehensive risk assessment and risk management approach that encompasses