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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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    SVHC and SCIP

    2021-02-22
    ProductIP
    Experienced

    REACh Regulation (EC) 1907/2006 is the major and very comprehensive chemical legislation for the EU. It ensures a high level of protection of human health and the environment from chemical risks. REACh regulates chemical substances on their own, but it also sets the rules for these substances in articles.

    Battery collection and recycling

    2021-02-22
    ProductIP
    Experienced

    How have Member States implemented Battery Directive 2006/66/EC of 6 September 2006 on (waste) batteries and accumulators and what are the consequences for producers, importers and retailers?

    Standards related to packaging

    2021-02-22
    ProductIP
    Experienced

    The European PPWD Directive 94/62/EC defines requirements for the design and environmental impact of packaging and packaging waste (PPW)

    Standards for multimedia products

    2021-02-22
    ProductIP
    Experienced

    Multimedia product standards will end confusion for many consumer products.

    Battery Directive

    2021-02-22
    ProductIP
    Experienced

    The main objective of the Battery Directive 2006/66/EC is to minimise the negative impact of waste batteries on the environment, in particular the impact of three problematic heavy metals: mercury, lead and cadmium. The Battery Directive also defines the obligations for the labelling of batteries.

    Treated Articles & Biocides

    2021-02-22
    ProductIP
    Experienced

    There are many products which may be treated with biocides, what are the rules?

    You need a Bill of Materials (BOM)

    2021-02-22
    productip
    Intermediate

    Restricted and banned chemical substances are the major reason for recalls of non-food consumer goods in the EU. About 40% of the recalls in the EU are related to chemical risks.

    The Crossed-out Wheeled Bin symbol

    2021-02-22
    ProductIP
    Beginner

    Required dimensions of the crossed-out wheeled bin symbol on a battery:

    Construction Products Regulation

    2021-02-22
    ProductIP
    Intermediate

    On July 1st, 2013, the Construction Products Directive (CPD) that was in introduced in 1988 has been replaced by the Construction Products Regulation (CPR).