Hundreds of incidents occur yearly where children are harmed after contact with dangerous chemicals. According to national poison centres these accidents happen frequently with household chemical products that require child-resistant fastenings.
Chances are that your product contains PFAS and PFCA! Restrictions are already in place. Some additional restrictions will come into effect early next year. PFAS are used in a wide variety of consumer products because of their unique chemical and physical properties.
The EU’s Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (PPWD) 94/62/EC aims to reduce the impact of packaging (waste) to the environment. The first priority is to reduce packaging amounts. Packaging shall be limited to the minimum volume and weight while still maintaining an adequate level of safety, hygiene and practicality
What is Declaration of Conformity (DoC)? Several Compliance Clips mention the EU Declaration of Conformity (also referred to as: ‘EU-DoC or DoC’). But what is it? This clip will explain the basic information on the Declaration of Conformity.
All small batteries are potentially dangerous to children who access them. Ingestion by young children increasingly causes injuries and tragic fatalities. A quick internet search on this topic will result in tragic stories from inconsolable, bewildered parents and horrific pictures of internal burns and the
The letters ‘CE’ appear on many products in the EU. CE stands for the French ‘Conformité Européenne’, which translates to ‘European Compliance’. Manufacturers of products with the CE-marking declare that the products meet high safety, health and environmental protection requirements in response to EU legislation.
Per 19 April 2020 there is a new Regulation applicable regarding the Mutual Recognition of Goods (EU) 2019/515, replacing the previous Regulation on recognition of goods: (EC) 764/2008. This Regulation applies to goods of any type, including agricultural products, and to administrative decisions taken by a competent
A new framework for energy labelling Regulation (EU) 2017/1369 sets a new framework for energy labelling. It replaced the energy label directive 2010/30/EU and came into force on 1 August 2017.
The Construction Products Regulation (CPR) requires mandatory CE marking for construction products covered by a harmonised standard. Compliant construction products with CE marking can be placed legally on the market in any Member State.
Article 3 of the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (PPWD) 94/62/EC defines this: ‘Packaging’ shall mean all products made of any materials of any nature to be used for the containment, protection, handling, delivery and presentation of goods, from raw materials to processed goods, from the producer to
The first directive on Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) in electrical & electronic equipment (EEE) was published back in 2003. On 3 January 2013 the second directive (RoHS2) came into force: Directive 2011/65/EU.
Every product can be played with by a child, but when becomes a product a toy?
The performance assessment systems of Construction Products Regulation (EU) 305/2011.