Compliance & Risks is delighted to announce that it will be exhibiting at this year’s Environmental Leader Conference. The event will take place from June 5-7th at the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center, Denver, Colorado, and gives sustainability and environmental professionals the opportunity to collaborate and discover new windows of opportunity to work together in addressing their organizational goals.
The event helps key decision-makers take steps to improve sustainability performance and reduce negative social and environmental impact.
If you would like to meet with one of Compliance & Risks’ compliance experts to find out how we can help support your EH&S and Sustainability objectives, please contact us, or call to booth 208 to say hello!
Compliance & Risks is delighted to announce that Joanne O’Donnell, Senior Global Regulatory Compliance Specialist will be presenting at ICPHSO 2017 North America Regional Product Safety Training Workshop. The event will take place on June 28th in Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel, Toronto, Canada.
Her presentation is titled “Consumer Product Safety Reporting in the EU – what North American manufacturers need to know”. It will look at the EU General Product Safety Directive (GPSD), and the specific requirements for producers exporting to Europe, as well as the proposed Product Safety and Market Surveillance Package which will repeal the GPSD. In addition, Joanne will give an overview on RAPEX, the EU Rapid Alert System for non-food dangerous products, as well as penalties for breaches implemented by various Member States.
If you are heading to ICPHSO in Toronto and would like to meet with one of our product regulatory compliance experts, please contact us!
This year’s Personal Care Products Council’s 2017 Legal and Regulatory Conference will take place on May 10th at Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines, La Jolla, California. The event is considered among the most important legal conferences for the personal care products industry and is a “must attend” for those looking to stay on top of regulatory issues facing the sector.
This conference brings attorneys, regulatory affairs, scientists, marketing, and other professionals working in the personal care products industry together to network and gain a better understanding of the regulatory and legal challenges facing companies today.
Compliance & Risks’ compliance experts will be in attendance and if you would like to arrange a chat to see how we can best support your regulatory intelligence and management needs, please contact us!
Compliance & Risks and Edif ERA are delighted to announce a face-to-face regulatory briefing on “REACH & RoHS – Compliance Essentials for Product Makers & Suppliers“. This event will take place on Tuesday May 16th, from 12.30 to 2pm, at ADS, London.
The legislative giants that are EU REACH and RoHS constantly provide new challenges for businesses affected by them. If you’re involved in manufacturing, importing and/or distributing finished products in sectors such as electronics, aerospace, automotive, consumer goods or healthcare, then don’t miss this event.
This expert briefing will:
- Put REACH and RoHS in context, explaining what requirements are key if you’re a product maker or supplier based in the EU
- Address the wider regulatory landscape – China RoHS, TSCA, California Proposition 65, etc.
- Discuss how to determine and report on the presence of REACH Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) in your products and the impact on obsolescence
- Look at approaches to EU RoHS compliance
- Consider RoHS exemptions and what makes a robust case for an exemption
- Provide time for your questions
Regulatory compliance is imperative for market access, not to mention the avoidance of costly recalls and brand damage. Our experts will offer practical tips and guidance to help you navigate the issues.
Cost: £15 (includes a light lunch) Limited number of spaces available.
Click here to book or here for more information.
The draft standard contains a list of international and Chinese standards related to hazardous chemicals, such as Oeko-Tex and EU Reach Regulation, as well as 103 chemical restrictions for consumer products. These have been defined in the standard as products manufactured and designed for, but not limited to, personal use for accessories, packaging, product components, parts and product instructions.
If enforced, this draft standard shall be introduced on a voluntary base. It can be used in accordance with existing mandatory national standards for hazardous chemical restrictions in the following ten types of consumer products, including:
- Textiles and clothes
- Children’s products
- Household appliances
- Information technology equipment
- Furnishing and decoration material
If you would like to find out more about hazardous substances regulations, why not sign up for a free 30-day trial of C2P, our compliance knowledge management platform?
The Edif ERA annual “Electrical and Electronic Equipment and the Environment Conference“ will be taking place November 1-2, 2017. The world-class conference offers a unique opportunity to get updated on every environmental regulatory matter related to engineering products, from industrial, medical and defense, to consumer electronics.
The invited speakers will represent UK and EU policy makers, market surveillance bodies, advocates, technical experts and industry leaders. Take this opportunity to relax and network in comfort whilst you discover the latest developments.
The Edif ERA EEE Conference will take place at the Hilton London Heathrow Airport, Terminal 4. Click here to find out more.
- Lithium storage batteries
- Other types of storage batteries
- Switching mode power supplies
- Other types of power supplies
- Electrostatic converters for the use of automatic data processors & communication equipment
- Chargers for 3C batteries
- Other types of electrostatic converters
All products have to be clearly marked with the label on the packaging, stickers, body, or accompanying instruction manual. The website address must also be placed on these areas for companies that utilise a website to announce “the presence conditions of the restricted substance” of the products. The restricted substances consist of the following:
- Hexavalent chromium
If you would like to find out more about global changes to RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) regulations, why not sign up for a free 30-day trial of C2P, our compliance knowledge management platform?
Airbus Defence and Space has recently signed a three year deal with Compliance & Risks based in Cork, Ireland. Compliance & Risks will support the company in its obligation to ensure legal and contractual product environmental compliance (PEC).
Josef Denzel, Head of Environmental Compliance and Eco-design, said “We are delighted to choose Compliance & Risks as our partner of choice to best support our ongoing compliance challenges”.
(L-R) Michael Collins, Ireland’s Ambassador to Germany and Julie Sinnamon, CEO of Enterprise Ireland, pictured with An Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Damien McGovern, Founder of Compliance & Risks at this week’s Enterprise Ireland trade visit to Frankfurt, Germany where the Airbus announcement was made.
An amendment to the EU Toys Directive was recently adopted by the EU council in an attempt to strengthen the limits in place for lead usage in toys. The text adopted is identical to that proposed by the EU Commission in September of last year.
As a result of the new limits, the migration limits for lead, which are currently used under the EU Toys Directive, have been substantially lowered. These new limits for lead consist of:
- Lead 23 mg/kg (in scraped-off toy material)
- Lead 2.0 mg/kg (in dry, brittle, powder-like or pliable toy material)
- Lead 0.5 mg/kg (in liquid or sticky toy material)
If you would like to find out more about regulations covering toys, why not sign up for a free 30-day-trial of C2P, our compliance knowledge management platform?
The marking requirements (which have been specified in CNS 15663 Section 5 in the inspection rules for listed products) are contained in the Announcement. The “presence of restricted substance(s)” must be marked on the body, packages, stickers, or in the instruction books of all products covered. Restricted substances consist of the following:
- hexavalent chromium
Failure to renew the current certificates will result in revocation of type approval registration.
If you would like to find out more about RoHS typer regulations around the world why not sign up for a free 30-day trial of C2P, our compliance knowledge management platform?