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California OEHHA Adds PFNA and its Salts to the Prop 65 List of Chemicals
07 Jan 2022 Hardgoods, Softlines, Electrical and Electronics, Automotive, Cosmetics, Personal Care and Household
California has added perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA) and its salts onto the Proposition 65 list of chemicals. Businesses have until December 31, 2022 to comply with ‘clear and reasonable’ warning requirements.
Germany Regulates Food Contact Inks and Varnishes
04 Jan 2022 Hardgoods
Germany has implemented measures to regulate printing inks and varnishes in food contact materials and articles. The provisions for printing inks and varnishes in food contact materials and articles will become effective on January 1, 2026
California Proposition 65: OEHHA Consults Over Proposed Revisions to Short Form Warnings
22 Dec 2021 Hardgoods, Toys and Juvenile Products, Softlines, Automotive, Cosmetics, Personal Care and Household, Electrical and Electronics, Personal and Protective Equipment
California has issued proposed amendments to short-form clear and reasonable warnings. Comments will be accepted until January 14, 2022.
In Tests a Majority of Products Sold Online Were Found to Violate EU Chemical Laws
21 Dec 2021 Toys and Juvenile Products, Hardgoods, Softlines
ECHA’s Forum REF-8 project report has found most of the 5,730 products inspected, which were sold online, breached CLP, REACH and/or BPR regulations. The project resulted in more than 5,000 enforcement actions.
US Senate Introduces Bill to Protect Children from Ingesting Button Batteries
21 Dec 2021 Hardgoods, Toys and Juvenile Products
Bill S.3278 “Reese’s Law” has been introduced in the US Senate to protect children and other consumers against hazards associated with the accidental ingestion of button cell or coin batteries.
New York State Officializes a Bill on Seasonal & Decorative Lighting Products Containing Lead
21 Dec 2021 Electrical and Electronics
On November 30, 2021, New York’s State Governor signed a Bill regarding labeling requirements for seasonal and decorative lighting products with an electrical cord casing containing more than 100 ppm lead content. The effective date will be February 28, 2022.