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Hazardous Chemicals in Toys: Member States Urge Quick EU Action

The ministers of eleven member states of the EU (Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, Hungary, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden) are urging stricter threshold values for hazardous chemicals in toys. In a joint letter to Elżbieta Bieńkowska, the Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship, and SMEs, the ministers … Continue reading

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Poison Centers: ECHA Opens Submission Portal for Hazardous Mixtures

As of April 24, companies can access a new online-tool provided by the ECHA that supports the preparation and transmission of data on hazardous mixtures. Companies can create information in PCN format, which is compatible with IUCLID and transmit it to the responsible agencies in member states. The agencies … Continue reading

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Titanium Dioxide: Not Classified as Probably Carcinogenic for the Time Being

At its meeting in April, the REACH regulations committee crossed out “classification of titanium dioxide” on its agenda at the last minute, thereby postponing a decision on how titanium dioxide products will be classified in the future until the fall. … Continue reading

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Personal Protective Equipment: Transition Period Ends on April 20, 2019

Since April 21, 2018, the new PPE Regulation (EU) 2016/425 is in effect. This Regulation lays down requirements for the design and manufacture of personal protective equipment (PPE) which is to be made available on the market. After April 20, 2019, manufacturers … Continue reading

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ECHA Issues Its First Annual Report: “Mapping the chemical universe to address substances of concern – Integrated Regulatory Strategy”

In April 2019, the ECHA published its first annual report Integrated Regulatory Strategy. The report serves the ECHA and the responsible agencies in the member states as a starting point, given that the ECHA wants to develop an overview of all registered chemicals by … Continue reading

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Australia: Early Regulatory Changes to Take Effect Immediately

The Australian government has put new chemical regulations, or “early regulatory changes” into effect. With this action, the nation wishes to simplify the import of chemicals that are not hazardous to health. Such substances include polymers of low concern (PLCs). The … Continue reading

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EU Safety Gate Issues Warning About Hazardous Products: Toys Are the Front Runners

Toys continue to be contaminated with hazardous chemicals. According to a current EU report, Safety Gate: just a click to keep away from dangerous products, toys are one of the top three product categories most frequently reported to the early … Continue reading

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