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    Microplastics

    2023-11-13
    ProductIP
    Intermediate

    Overall, around 145,000 tonnes of microplastics are estimated to be used in the EU each year. And 42,000 tonnes of these microplastics end up in the environment from products intentionally containing them. The largest contribution with up to 16,000 tonnes is made by granules from artificial turf pitches.

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    2023-09-06
    ProductIP
    Beginner

    Consumers or users shall be provided with information to use products as intended. Information about the risks inherent in a product is essential for safe use; especially where the risks are not immediately obvious.

    User instructions

    2023-09-04
    ProductIP
    Beginner

    Consumers or users shall be provided with information to use products as intended. Information about the risks inherent in a product is essential for safe use; especially where the risks are not immediately obvious.

    GENERAL PRODUCT SAFETY

    2023-05-25
    ProductIP
    Intermediate

    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.

    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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    Upcoming Toys Safety Regulation

    2023-08-22
    ProductIP
    Intermediate

    There will be a new regulation on the safety of toys. On July 28, the European Commission published a proposal. This proposal will be voted on in rounds by the European Parliament and the Council and is expected to be largely approved in the foreseeable future.

    Le Point Vert inderdit en France?

    2023-08-16
    ProductIP
    Intermediate

    On 6 July 2023, the French authorities published Decisions 449872, 450134 & 450158 of 30 June 2023 which cancels Decree of 30 November 2020 related to ‘confusing’ signs and markings with two or more arrows rolled up in a circle. Penalties are no longer applicable.

    Persistent Organic Pollutants (POP)

    2023-08-15
    ProductIP
    Expert

    POP is the abbreviation for Persistent Organic Pollutants. It is a group of chemicals that persist in the environment, bioaccumulate through the food web, and pose a severe risk to human health and the environment. Exposure to POPs can lead to cancer, endocrine disruption, reproductive and immune dysfunction, and

    High risk machinery

    2023-08-01
    ProductIP
    Intermediate

    The Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC imposes conformity assessment procedures for machinery that have a high risk factor or which provide critical protection. It concerns 23 categories of machinery that are listed in Annex IV of the Directive, hence they are known as “Annex IV machinery”.

    GENERAL PRODUCT SAFETY

    2023-05-25
    ProductIP
    Intermediate

    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.

    SVHC and SCIP

    2023-05-02
    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.

    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.

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