Topic Archives: Consumer Products

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May 10, 2018, 9:57 AM
The EU has introduced restrictions on methanol and NMP under Annex XVII of REACH. These restrictions come into effect in phases, starting on May 9, 2019.Read more...
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May 6, 2018, 2:53 AM
Stakeholders have until May 14, 2018, to submit comments on U.S. CPSC and Health Canada’s proposal to introduce human factors into the design process for consumer products.Read more...
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May 4, 2018, 11:05 AM
WTO circulates draft proposal from the EU to expand it restrictions on phthalates in some consumer products. If adopted, as is expected, the restrictions will cover toys and childcare items from late 2018.Read more...
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May 4, 2018, 10:58 AM
The ECHA has published a guidance document providing general considerations on the scope of restrictions on PAHs in consumer products. The document also includes examples of products and components falling inside and outside the restrictions. Read more...
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Apr 23, 2018, 5:53 PM
On March 12, 2018, SGS’s CEBEC laboratory in Brussels hosted the European Commission’s annual meeting on RAPEX.Read more...
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Apr 9, 2018, 1:30 PM
The European Commission has released its 2017 RAPEX Annual Report. The latest version shows stabilization in the number of notifications and member state follow-up actions. Read more...
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Apr 4, 2018, 8:56 PM
Several US states have introduced bills to restrict the use of certain flame retardants in some consumer products. The scope and type of flame retardant included in the legislation is dependent upon the jurisdiction.Read more...
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Mar 5, 2018, 10:21 AM
ECHA publishes its first report into levels of compliance with substance restrictions under REACH. Read more...
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Feb 28, 2018, 6:31 PM
JinkoSolar has achieved Cradle to Cradle certification following assessment by SGS.Read more...
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Feb 28, 2018, 6:20 PM
SGS and CBX Software launch EQSS, a quality process management system that improves data flow and quality monitoring along retail supply chains – from product concept to store.Read more...