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EU – SVHC Candidate List Updated to Include 223 Entries

On January 17, 2022, the ECHA added four new SVHCs to the Candidate List. The addition of these new SVHCs brings the total number of entries to 223.

Oregon, USA, Amends Toxic-Free Kids Act

The US state of Oregon has announced a Permanent Rule to revise the reporting requirements for children’s products. These became effective on January 1, 2022.

Brazil Consults Over Proposal to Revise Food Contact Cellulosic Materials and Articles

Brazil has informed the WTO of its intention to revise its legislation on cellulosic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food. Comments are accepted until March 7, 2022

California Proposition 65: Reformulation of Phthalates in Consumer Goods

Multiple Prop 65 settlement agreements have been reached for phthalate(s) in a variety of products. Many of these allow a Prop 65 warning as an alternative.

New GB Standard for Sunglasses and Sunglare Filters in China

In December 2021, the new GB standard, GB 39552.1-2020, for Sunglasses and Sunglare filters has been implemented as a mandatory requirement in China.

New European Standards for Outdoor Candles

EN 17616 and EN 17617, new specifications for fire safety and product safety labels for outdoor candles, help to ensure a reasonable degree of safety during use.

California Proposition 65: Reformulation of Lead in Consumer Goods

Several Prop 65 settlements have been reached for goods containing lead. These agreements allow a Prop 65 warning as an alternative.

Brazil Issues Legislation for Metal Cookware

Brazil has published an ordinance detailing the consolidated technical regulation and conformity assessment requirements for metal cookware. The ordinance will become effective on January 3, 2024.

New ISO Test Method Published for the Determination of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) in Footwear Materials

ISO 16190:2021 was published on November 2021 for “Footwear – Critical substances potentially present in footwear and footwear components – Test method to quantitatively determine polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in footwear materials”. The 2021 edition supersedes the first edition of Technical Specification ISO/TS 16190:2013 and has been technically revised.

California Proposition 65: Reformulation of Chemicals in Consumer Goods

Several settlements have been reached for a variety of goods containing Prop 65 chemicals. Some of these agreements allow a Prop 65 warning as an alternative.