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EU Sets Limit for PCP Under Regulation on Persistent Organic Pollutants
02 Mar 2021 Hardgoods, Toys and Juvenile Products, Softlines, Food, Electrical and Electronics
The EU has set a limit for pentachlorophenol (PCP), its salts and esters under the POP Recast Regulation. The amendment will become effective on March 15, 2021.
China Releases an Updated National Standard GB/T 4146 1-2020 Textiles-Man-made Fibres Part 1: Generic Names
23 Feb 2021 Softlines
China issued an updated version of its national standard GB/T 4146.1-2020 Textiles-Man-made fibres-Part 1: Generic names. The revised standard will become effective on May 1, 2021.
US EPA Issues Final Rules for Five Hazardous Substances Under TSCA (Toxic Substances Control Act)
10 Feb 2021 Toys and Juvenile Products, Softlines, Hardgoods, Electrical Medical Devices, Food, Cosmetics, Personal Care and Household, Electrical and Electronics
Final rules for five hazardous chemicals have been published by the U.S. EPA (Environmental Protection Agency). These became effective on February 5, 2021.
US Legislative Developments: PFAS in Consumer Goods
09 Feb 2021 Toys and Juvenile Products, Softlines, Hardgoods, Electrical Medical Devices, Food, Cosmetics, Personal Care and Household, Electrical and Electronics
Several states in the U.S. have published proposals to prohibit PFAS chemicals in consumer products. The scope of products targeted is essentially food contact materials and articles.
U.S. Legislation Updates: Flame Retardants in Consumer Products
05 Feb 2021 Toys and Juvenile Products, Softlines, Hardgoods, Electrical and Electronics
Several bills to regulate flame retardants in specific consumer products have recently been published. The scope of restriction or prohibition is specific to the proposal.