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
On the 14th of June 2017 the Official Journal of the European Union published (EU) 2017/1000, adding Entry 68 of Annex XVII to the REACH Regulations regarding PFOA. This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union. Substance Restrictions ‘68. erfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)
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 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
On the 25th of September 2014 the European Commission (EC) has notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) a revision to the lead limit in Annex II under the Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC (TSD). The EU proposes to adopt the amendment in the first quarter of 2015, with it coming into force in the third quarter of 2016.
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
IEC 62321 provides test methods of certain substances in electronic and electrical products. The first edition of IEC 62321: 2008 was a single ‘stand-alone’ standard that includes an introduction, an overview of test methods, mechanical sample preparation as well as various test methods. May 17, 2013 IEC 62321: 2008 is split into a series of standards,
On the 16th of March the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) released the 18th edition of the AAFA Restricted Substances List (RSL) the industry’s chemical management resource for banned or restricted chemicals and substances in finished home textile, apparel, and footwear products around the world. The list is available for all industry professionals Updated
February 2017 the EU Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) sent 5 validated notifications about disqualified FCM (food contact materials) products originated from China through the system. The notifying states include Italy and Spain. Table wares and kitchen wares are still the main kinds of notified products. The problem is mainly concentrated on the
The fifteenth edition of SS-00259 for general use was released on the 1st of March the new edition will come into force on the 1st of April. All the parts, materials, and other articles that are procured by the Sony group, or by third parties need to satisfy the criteria specified in this standard. Main Changes of
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