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
On the 15th of January the European Commission announced three amendments to Annex III and Annex IV of Directive 2011/65/EU, i.e. the exemption lists for general EEEs and specific to medical devices, and monitoring and control instruments of RoHS 2. Reference No.: G/TBT/N/EU/257, G/TBT/N/EU/258, G/TBT/N/EU/259. Amendments In Annex III to Directive 2011/65/EU, point 39 is replaced by the
The European Commission has passed the RoHS 2.0 draft directive to the WTO on 17 December 2014. This draft Commission Delegated Directive concerns the addition of four phthalates to the list of restricted substances under RoHS 2 (Directive 2011/65/EU), including Bis(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP), Benzyl butyl phthalate ( BBP) , Di-butyl phthalate (DBP) and Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP).
Recently, the toy safety standard BS EN71-3:2013 + A1 2014 has been published by BSI. It supersedes BS EN 71-3:2013, which is withdrawn. This Amendment 1 approved on 18 August 2014, and published on 31 October 2014. Although it has not been placed in the Official Journal yet, it is very likely to be published
EN 60204-1:2018 was published in September and will replace EN 60204:2006 on the 14th March 2019 if not before. Any conflicting standards must be withdrawn by 14th September 2021. The changes between the two standards are not in our opinion major however a thorough review of all products currently complying with EN 60204-1:2006 is necessary.