On the 15th of January, ECHA published thier decision to add seven new substances of very high concern (SVHCs) to the Candidate List. The BPA entry was updated to reflect an additional reason for inclusion due to its endocrine disrupting properties causing adverse effects to the environment. BPA is already listed on the Candidate List
Effective October the 27th 2017 the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) is adding N,N-dimethylformamide, 2-mercaptobenzothiazole, and tetrabromobisphenol A to the list of chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer. Effective November 10, 2017, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) is adding perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) to
ECHA has submitted two notifications the to the TBT: G/TBT/N/EU/519, and G/TBT/N/EU/520 aims at identifying TMA as a substance of very high concern due to its respiratory sensitisation properties according to Article 57(f) of Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 (REACH) , DCHP as a substance of very high concern due to its classification as toxic to
ECHA has launched a public consultation on 9 proposed substances of very high concern (SVHCs). The public consultation was open for 45 days and ended on the 20th of Oct 2017. Interested parties were invited to join the public consultation by posting their comments on the ECHA website. Substances passing the public consultation will become
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, •
On the 7th of July 2017 ECHA published a Decision adding PFHxS to the SVHC Candidate List, and at the same time BPA add endocrine disrupting properties as Intrinsic properties in SVHC. BPA is already listed on the Candidate List because it is toxic for reproduction now the SVHC Candidate List includes a total of 174 substances in 17 batches.
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.