Monthly Archives: May 2017

EU Publishes Checklists on Cosmetic Ingredients

The EU Commission has published checklists for companies that want to market cosmetics and that must supply information to the EU before doing so, as part of the notification process. The lists help companies and managers of the safety inspection … Continue reading

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Brexit: British Chemicals Industry Opposes Separate British Compliance Regulations

Seven of ten companies surveyed fear that separate British compliance regulations will have negative effects on their trade relations with the European Union. That’s the finding of a survey of the British Alliance of Chemical Associations (ACA), the results of … Continue reading

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China Seeks to Ban Hazardous Substances from Consumer Products

At the end of March, the National Consumer Product Safety Standardisation Technical Commission in China announced (in Chinese only), that it wants to ban certain chemical substances from consumer products in the future. The substances involved include: Heavy metals such … Continue reading

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Turkish REACH to Arrive in Summer

“We expect publication of the Turkish REACH regulation in summer,” says Melih Babayigit, general director of CRAD, a Turkish chemical compliance service provider, at the KFT Info Day on May 11 in Darmstadt. The new law (abbreviated as KKDIK in … Continue reading

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Consumer Protection: New Apps for Data on Hazardous Materials in Everyday Products

The German Federal Environmental Agency (Umweltbundesamt: UBA) and the German Federation for the Environment and Nature Conservation (Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland e.V.: BUND) are offering consumers new apps. The software can be used to contact manufacturers for information … Continue reading

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Vietnam Updates Chemicals Inventory List

Vietnam’ s Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) has published an updated version of the National Chemicals Inventory and a parallel Announcement (in Vietnamese only). The list now contains entries for 4,927 substances. That number includes about 1,500 more substances … Continue reading

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RAPEX: More Recalls for Cosmetics and Personal Care Products

The number of recalls for cosmetics, personal care, and household products (CPCH) grew by two-thirds in 2016, in comparison to 2015. That’s the finding published in the RAPEX Recall Report 2016 of SGS, the international inspection company. The company also … Continue reading

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