USA California Proposition 65: latest updates on notices of violation relating to chromium 6 in leather goods
As a right-to-know law, California Proposition 65 ("Prop65") requires businesses to provide "a clear and reasonable warning" to Californian consumers about significant exposures to chemicals listed in Prop65 at a level that may cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.
China: draft for a national GB standard applicable to footwear
In April 2021, the Chinese authorities communicated to the World Trade Organization (WTO) a draft national GB standard defining the safety requirements applicable to footwear for adults (notification No. G/TBT/N/CHN/1587). Remember that GB standards are mandatory for the Chinese market.
Europe - REACh: final opinion on the proposed restriction of allergens in articles (Annex XVII)
Following the public consultation organized in summer 2020 (see CTC article on the subject), the European Committee for Socio-economic Analysis (SEAC) adopted its final opinion in September 2020 (see article CTC) on the proposed restriction aiming to include a new requirement in Annex XVII of the REACh Regulation for skin sensitizing substances (allergens) in certain consumer articles.
Europe - REACh: Candidate list updated with 2 SVHC substances
The Candidate List of the European REACh Regulation was updated on January 19, 2021 with the addition of 2 substances. The List now contains 211 chemicals of very high concern. The 2 new entries are those that were proposed during the public consultation organized in September 2020.
Europe public consultation on the findings of the study on bisphenol A in textiles
At the end of 2019, the European Commission asked the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) to assess the risk posed by the presence of bisphenol A (BPA, CAS No. 80-05-7) in clothing. This request followed the detection of BPA in women's tights and socks intended for infants and young children in studies conducted in 2017 and 2018.
Europe - REACh: numerous chemical non-conformities in imported articles
At the end of September 2020, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) published the report of a European project on the implementation of the REACh and CLP regulations (regulation n ° 1272/2008 relating to the classification, labeling and packaging of substances and mixtures).
Webinar : 33 CMR : the new REACh regulation
The European Commission published on October 10, 2018 the Regulation (EU) 2018/1513 amending Annex XVII to the REACh regulation by creating entry 72 which restricts 33 CMR substances - carcinogens, mutagens and toxic for reproduction in clothing, textiles and footwear.
EU REACH – SVHC candidate list update / SVHC
ECHA has added four new substances to Candidate List on 16th January, 2020; The Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) for authorisation now contains 205 substances.
EUROPE: 2019 SUMMARY OF PRODUCT RECALLS FOR CHEMICAL NON-COMPLIANCES (RAPEX / SAFETY GATE)
In order to better understand the practices in terms of surveillance of the European market and to inform manufacturers thereof, CTC carries out weekly monitoring of chemical alerts in the European Safety Gate system (*) targeting fashion articles such as shoes, leather goods, gloves, clothing, jewellery, and personal protective equipment (PPE) in function of the most critical chemicals for the...
Webinar : Mandatory tests : first step to sustainability : 3rd of December 11h a.m
CTC is there to help you to secure this first step of your project and our webinar (3rd of December 11h a.m) will explain to you how to handle it ! Register Now !
Allergy & Consumer goods (Clothes, footwear, leather, jewelery...)
Safety is the "quality of what is not harmful". This concept is intended to ensure that the product does not contain chemical substances (synthetic or natural) that could have an adverse effect on the health of the consumer. Toxic products or CMRs (carcinogenic, mutagenic, reprotoxic) were therefore the first to be researched, which led the European Union to publish several directives...