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EU – ECHA Launches Second 2021 SVHC Consultation on Four Proposals
Thursday, September 23, 2021 Toys and Juvenile Products, Electrical and Electronics, Softlines, Cosmetics, Personal Care and Household, Hardgoods
On September 3, 2021, ECHA launched the second 2021 public consultation on four potential SVHCs. The Candidate List will expand to 223 if these proposals are accepted.
U.S. California Prop 65 60-Day Notices on Bisphenol-A (BPA) in Socks
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 Softlines
According to California Proposition 65, the California-based Center for Environmental Health (CEH) sent 60-day notices to many companies in early September 2021 after testing showed BPA presence in socks at many times over the safe limit of the chemical. The socks of concern are made primarily of polyester with Spandex.
AATCC Launches New Test Method to Measure Fibre Shedding
Wednesday, September 15, 2021 Softlines
The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) launched TM212-2021, a new method to test fiber shedding during home laundering which aims to tackle the amount of water pollution caused by microfibres and microplastics.
UK Extends CE Mark Acceptance Period Until January 1, 2023
Wednesday, September 15, 2021 Hardgoods, Softlines, Electrical and Electronics, Automotive, Electrical Medical Devices, Personal and Protective Equipment
Following industry pressure, the UK Government has announced an extension to the period CE marking will be accepted in Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales).
China Releases a Measure of Supervision and Administration for Cosmetic Manufacturing and Operations
Thursday, September 9, 2021 Cosmetics, Personal Care and Household
China has released a Measure of Supervision and Administration for Cosmetic Manufacturing and Operations as a supplement to the Cosmetics Supervision and Administration Regulation for the cosmetics industry.
U.S. FTC Retains Care Labelling Requirement for Apparel
Tuesday, September 7, 2021 Softlines
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) voted in an open Commission meeting on July 2021 to retain its longstanding Care Labelling Rule for apparel and certain textile piece goods. This decision came after the Commission sought comment in July 2020 on a proposal to repeal.
Brazil Issues Legislation for Baby Bottles and Teats
Tuesday, September 7, 2021 Toys and Juvenile Products
Brazil’s ordinance on baby bottles and teats entered into force on June 1, 2021. A recent amendment made editorial changes to the list of complementary documents for conformity assessment requirements.
U.S. California DTSC Adopts Carpets and Rugs that contain PFAS as Priority Product
Tuesday, September 7, 2021 Softlines
The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) adopted carpets and rugs containing perfluoroalkyl or polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) as a Priority Product effective July 1, 2021, under the state’s Safer Consumer Products (SCP) Program.
EU Restricts the Use of Tetrahydropyranyloxy Phenol and Dihydroxyacetone in Cosmetics
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 Cosmetics, Personal Care and Household
European Regulation (EU) 2021/1099, released on July 5, 2021, amends the requirements for the use of Tetrahydropyranyloxy Phenol (CAS No. 53936-56-4) and Dihydroxyacetone (96-26-4) in cosmetic products.