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
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This article explains why the EN 60335-series applies to your product and provides you with an overview of all 60335-standards.
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UKCA marking is a similar provision as the CE marking, however applicable for UK laws and the UK market.
BREXIT affects the business for consumer products on the UK market dramatically. The legal obligations that apply to consumer products under EU REACH are extensive. The same goes for UK REACH applicable on the UK market.
Food contact materials (FCMs) are materials in food packaging or consumer articles that come into contact with food. These materials can be e.g. plastic, paper, cardboard, glass, ceramics, metal, wood, etc.
After many requests from the European Parliament for a Common Charger, on 23 September the European Commission proposed an amendment to the Radio Equipment Directive (RED).
Energy labels for luminaires have been cancelled per 25 December 2019, but energy labels for ‘light sources’ remain. Energy label Regulation (EU) 2019/2015, Ecodesign Regulation (EU) 2019/2020 and the European Product Database for Energy Labelling (EPREL) will cause many changes lighting products September 1st, 2021.
The scope of product legislation can be general ('any product which is intended for consumers or likely, under reasonably foreseeable conditions, to be used by consumers even if not intended for them') and specific ('shall apply to electrical equipment designed for use with a voltage rating of between 50 and
As of 16 July 2021, Regulation (EU) 2019/1020 regarding market surveillance and the conformity of harmonised products came into force. In this Regulation a number of loopholes in the legislation are solved and tightened.