Monthly Archives: May 2018

Canada: Stricter Limits for Lead and Cadmium in Children’s Products

The Canadian health ministry, Health Canada, has published two new regulations: Children’s Jewellery Regulations: SOR/2018-82) and the Consumer Products Containing Lead Regulations: SOR/2018-83. Both take effect six months after publication in the Canada Gazette. The Children’s Jewellery Regulation states that … Continue reading

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EU Publishes 11th ATP for the CLP Regulation

The EU Commission has issued Regulation (EU) 2018/669, the eleventh amendment of the CLP Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008, an adaptation to technical and scientific progress (ATP). The new regulation takes effect on May 24. The transition period will end on … Continue reading

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WHO: Styrene Probably Carcinogenic

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), an agency of the World Health Organization (WHO) headquartered in Lyon, France, has classified styrene, styrene-6,8-oxide, and quinoline as probably carcinogenic (2A). The agency had previously classified styrene as possibly carcinogenic (2B). … Continue reading

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Textiles: New Restrictions on CMR Substances

The REACH rules committee of the EU Commission has approved further restrictions on 33 carcinogenic, mutagenic, and reprotoxic (CMR) substances in textiles, clothing, and footwear. The draft now goes to the European Parliament and Council for final approval. The EU … Continue reading

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Cosmetics: Consumer Associations Advises Against Purchases from a U.S. Online Store

The Danish Association of Cosmetics and Detergents (SPT) has issued a warning about products from, an online store based in the United States, and advised consumers not to purchase any cosmetics there. The reason is a study undertaken as … Continue reading

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ECHA: Online Ads for Many Products are Not Legally Compliant

As part of an enforcement project, the ECHA examined more than 1,300 online advertisements for chemical mixtures, including cleaning products, paints, and pesticides. The result? More than 80% of the products did not meet the requirement of the CLP Regulation. … Continue reading

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Sweden: One of Ten Products Labeled Incorrectly

The Swedish chemicals agency KEMI, examined about 24,000 products that contain hazardous chemicals. Some 2,600 of the products, most of them cleaning products, were found to be labeled incorrectly. In three of every four cases, the labels did not comply … Continue reading

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