EUROFINS MAYO 2019 / PRODUCTOS DE CONSUMO


Europe

 

New requirements for detergents EU Ecolabel


On 15th March 2019, the European Commission published Decision (EU) 2019/418 of 13 March 2019 amending Decisions (EU) 2017/1214, (EU) 2017/1215, (EU) 2017/1216, (EU) 2017/1217, (EU) 2017 / 1218 and (EU) 2017/1219 (C (2019) 1851).

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No more single-use plastics in the oceans


On 27th March 2019, the European Parliament approved the ban of single-use plastics by 2021. The aim of this measure is to reduce the plastic marine litter.

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Belgium

 

Substitution of Bisphenol A (BPA) in thermal papers


On 26th March 2019, a workshop about the substitution of Bisphenol A (BPA) in thermal papers took place in Belgium organized by the Belgian public authorities (Federal Public Service (FPS) Economy and FPS Health, food chain safety and environment), together with the European Chemical Agency (ECHA).

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Europe/International

 

Standards Updates


Summary table with some recent standards updates and upcoming dates of withdrawal and/or availability (non-exhaustive).

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US

 

Clarifications for window covering standards


The Window Covering Manufacturers Association (WCMA) published clarification about the application of the ANSI/WCMA A 100.1-2018 standard.

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US | California

 

California Proposition 65 Reformulations (April, 2019)


California Proposition 65 is the ‘Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986’, which has been effective for almost 30 years.

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US | Maine

 

Proposal to designate PFOS as Priority Chemical in children’s products


The Maine Department of Environmental Protection has recently proposed a draft rule (“Chapter 890: designation of PFOS as priority chemical”).

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US | New Jersey

 

New Jersey Passes Asbestos Ban


On 25th March 2019, New Jersey passed Assembly Bill A4416 on a 76-0 vote to prohibit the sale, offering for sale, or distribution of products containing asbestos in this State.

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US/Canada/Mexico

 

Collaboration to develop consensus recommendations to improve voluntary safety standards for chargers


Technical staff of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Health Canada, and Mexico’s Consumer Protection Federal Agency (PROFECO) have collaborated together to develop recommendations to improve the safety of chargers.

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Australia

 

Safety standards update for Self-balancing scooters


On 9th April 2019, the Australian Government registered the “Consumer Goods (Self-balancing Scooters) Amendment Safety Standard 2019”.

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Amendment for the importation and exportation of asbestos


On 25th March 2019, the Australian authorities registered the Customs Legislation Amendment (Asbestos) Regulations 2019 in the Federal Register of Legislation.

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