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EU Updates Cosmetics Regulation in Regard to CMR Substances
Jul 01, 2019 Cosmetics, Personal Care and Household
On May 22, 2019, the European Commission published Regulation (EU) 2019/831 to amend Annexes II, III and V to Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009 in regard to substances classified as CMR. The regulation will come into force on June 12, 2019.
CARB Update on Public Work Group Meetings to Evaluate Categories for VOC Emissions Reductions
Jun 25, 2019 Cosmetics, Personal Care and Household, Hardgoods
Of 47 product categories identified for possible emissions reduction, 21 have been presented as part of public work group meetings aimed at reducing VOC emissions.
RAPEX 2018 Annual Report – 2,257 dangerous products alerts and 4,050 follow-up actions
Jun 24, 2019 Hardgoods, Toys and Juvenile Products, Softlines, Electrical and Electronics, Cosmetics, Personal Care and Household
The European Commission’s 2018 RAPEX Annual Report shows a stabilization in the number of dangerous product reports and follow-up actions for national authorities.
China Issues Conformity Assessment System for China RoHS 2
Jun 18, 2019 Electrical and Electronics
Implementation Arrangements for the Conformity Assessment System for China RoHS 2 were issued on May 16, 2019. Products listed in the Standard Achieving Management Catalog (First Batch) manufactured or imported after November 1, 2019 shall comply with the implementation arrangement.
EU Allows One More UV Filter, Phenylene Bis-Diphenyltriazine, in Cosmetics
Jun 11, 2019 Cosmetics, Personal Care and Household
On April 30, 2019, the European Commission published regulation (EU) 2019/680 to allow one more UV filter, Phenylene Bis-Diphenyltriazine, in cosmetics. This regulation will come into force on May 22, 2019.
Minnesota, USA, Strengthens Flame Retardant Law and Bans PFAS Chemicals in Firefighting Foams
Jun 11, 2019 Toys and Juvenile Products, Softlines, Hardgoods
Minnesota has approved measures to expand its existing law on flame retardants and to prohibit PFAS chemicals in firefighting foams. The new law on flame retardants will be implemented in phases, starting July 21, 2021.
Carb Updates Guidelines to Assist the Composite Wood Products Industry
Jun 11, 2019 Hardgoods, Cosmetics, Personal Care and Household
CARB has recently published two revised guidelines to assist the composite wood products industry to comply with formaldehyde emission requirements falling under CARB and the US EPA Title VI Regulations. These guidance documents reflect the latest status in these two pieces of legislation.