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UK DECC Invites Industry Comments on Draft EU Regulation on Ecodesign of Lamps


UK DECC Invites Industry Comments on Draft EU Regulation on Ecodesign of Lamps

The UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has distributed the latest draft of the EU Commission’s proposal to amend its regulations on ecodesign of non-directional household lamps, and directional lamps, LEDs and related equipment, together with […]

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Spain, Latvia, Poland and Romania Still to Enact EU Rules on WEEE

Spain, Latvia, Poland and Romania are all being urged by the European Commission to send details about how EU legislation on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) is being enacted in their domestic law. The new WEEE Directive replaces and updates older […]

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EU considers further restrictions on chromium VI in toys

The European Commission (EC) and the Scientific Committee on Health and Environmental Risks (SCHER) have launched a public consultation on the preliminary opinion on chromium VI in toys. The aim of the opinion is to consider whether a […]

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Danish Regulations on Phthalates Contrary to EU Rules

The European Commission has disallowed national regulations restricting four phthalates (DEHP, DBP, DIBP, BBP), which were on track to take effect in Denmark in December 2015. The EU Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is currently in the process of assessing […]

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Strict BPA Limit in Toys Set By European Commission

The European Commission, as part of its continuous objective to improve the safety of toys, has set a strict limit of 0.1 mg/l (migration limit) for Bisphenol A (BPA) in toys for children up to […]

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EC updates list of ‘harmonized’ toy safety standards

The European Commission (EC) has updated its list of harmonized standards under The New Toy Safety Directive, 2009/48/EC . The updated list includes: EN 71-7:2014, Safety of toys — Part 7: Finger paints — Requirements […]

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European Commission & ILO Agree Greater Cooperation on Health & Safety at Work

European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, László Andor, and International Labour Organization (ILO) Director General, Guy Ryder, have agreed to increase cooperation in the area of health and safety at work. Their objective […]

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EC restricts Chromium VI in leather articles

The European Commission (EC) has issued a new Regulation to establish restrictions on Chromium VI in leather articles. Regulation (EU) No 301/2014 amends Annex XVII of REACH to establish new restrictions, as follows: leather articles […]

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EU establishes new safety requirements for consumer laser products

The European Commission (EC) has enacted a new Decision establishing safety requirements to be met by European standards for consumer laser products, pursuant to the General Product Safety Directive (GPSD). The Decision applies to “consumer […]

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Conflict Minerals: Complying with EU and US Laws – Conference Update

A recent conference in Brussels, “Conflict Minerals: Complying with EU and US Laws” looked at US regulations and the direction that the European Union is taking to combat the issue of financing conflicts through mineral […]

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Assessment of the Latest RoHS Exemption Request Consultation

The European Commission has appointed the Öko-Institut together with Fraunhofer IZM to technically assist in reviewing the requests for exemptions from the substance restrictions of RoHS II. Last week, the Öko Institut published a stakeholder consultation for […]

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Q&A for the Proposed European Commission Rules on Product Safety and Market Surveillance Now Available

The questions and answers accompanying the recent webinar on the new proposed European Commission rules on product safety and market surveillance are now available for download, along with access to the recording of the webinar. […]

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EC proposes restrictions on TCEP, TCPP & TDCP in toys

The European Commission (EC) has notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of a draft Commission Directive to amend the Safety of Toys Directive, 2009/48/EC. The draft Directive would introduce specific limit values for tris(2-chloroethyl)phosphate (TCEP), […]

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