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Singapore Regulates Five Hazardous Chemicals
Singapore has issued two amendments on the control of five hazardous chemicals. These will become operative on March 1, 2023.
EU – SVHC Candidate List Updated to Contain 224 Entries
On June 10, 2022, the ECHA added one new SVHC to the Candidate List. The addition of this new SVHC brings the total number of entries to 224.
EU Proposes to Restrict Lead in Articles Containing PVC Under REACH
The EU has informed the WTO of its intention to expand the restriction of lead under REACH. The draft regulation is proposed to be adopted in Q4 of 2022.
UK Strengthens Chemical Safety in Toys for Great Britain
The UK has amended its chemical requirements for toy safety. The provisions will be implemented in phases, starting October 15, 2022.
Colorado, USA, Regulates PFAS in Consumer Goods
Colorado has become the latest jurisdiction to regulate PFAS in consumer goods. The new law will be implemented in phases, starting January 2024.
Ukraine Strengthens Chemical Safety in Toys to Further Align with the EU
Ukraine has revised its toy safety technical regulations. The provisions will be implemented in phases, starting November 14, 2022.
Canada Consults Over Proposed Carriages and Strollers Regulations
Canada has initiated a consultation period for its draft legislation on carriages and strollers. If approved, the new law will enter into force on the day of its publication in the Canada Gazette, Part II.
Amendment to European Standard EN 1888-1 on Pushchairs and Prams
Now available in the library of CEN for standardization bodies in Europe, amendment A1 to standard EN1888-1 on pushchairs and prams should be published by all member states by October 2022, at the latest.
Washington State, USA, Expands Ban on PFAS in Certain Food Packaging
Washington state has prohibited an additional five types of food packaging derived from plant fibers. The new ban will become effective in 2024.