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    Child-resistant fastenings

    2022-09-29
    ProductIP
    Intermediate

    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.

    Ban on PFAS and PFCA in Consumer Products

    2022-06-30
    ProductIP
    Experienced

    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.

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    Coin and button batteries (cells)

    2021-02-23
    ProductIP
    Experienced

    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

    CE-marking your product (or not to)

    2021-02-23
    ProductIP
    Experienced

    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.

    Regulation on Mutual Recognition of Goods

    2021-02-23
    ProductIP
    Experienced

    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

    New energy labels and the EPREL register

    2021-02-23
    ProductIP
    Experienced

    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.

    Construction Products without CE marking

    2021-02-23
    ProductIP
    Experienced

    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.

    Is it packaging - yes or no?

    2021-02-23
    ProductIP
    Experienced

    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

    RoHS: Restriction of Hazardous Substances

    2021-02-23
    ProductIP
    Experienced

    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.

    Child appealing products

    2021-02-22
    ProductIP
    Experienced

    Every product can be played with by a child, but when becomes a product a toy?

    Assessment and Verification of Constancy of Performance

    2021-02-22
    ProductIP
    Expert

    The performance assessment systems of Construction Products Regulation (EU) 305/2011.