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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.

    Recalled flail-type cutters

    2023-08-28
    ProductIP
    Experienced

    Products confiscated, bans on the marketing. Flail-type cutting attachments for hand-held brush cutters are recalled regularly. For 15 years, accidents and warnings are still not taken seriously. Users and bystanders are severely injured by detached cutting knives or chains flying around after the links have broken.

    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.

    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.

    Polymeric food contact materials

    2021-03-08
    ProductIP
    Experienced

    Although all PFAS are controversial are not all PFAS substances restricted. It is expected that more and more PFAS substances will be added to the REACH candidate list in the near future. Seeking for PFAS alternatives is a must. You can divide the PFAS applications in consumer products in three major categories.

    Compliance resources

    What is UKCA marking?

    2023-09-07
    ProductIP
    Intermediate

    UKCA marking is a similar provision as the CE marking, however applicable for UK laws and the UK market.

    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.

    No novelty lighters

    2022-04-01
    ProductIP
    Beginner

    It is more than fifteen years since the EU prohibited the sales of cigarette lighters that resemble objects that are attractive to children, these are also known as "novelty lighters”.

    CMR Substances

    2021-05-21
    ProductIP
    Intermediate

    CMR substances are chemical substances (or mixtures) of specific concern due to the long term and serious effects that they may have on human health. 

    Guidance for toys

    2021-04-16
    ProductIP
    Beginner

    The toy safety directive 2009/48/EC (link) is one of the most important pieces of product legislation. Children do not yet have sufficient knowledge of risks and they are vulnerable. Adult sellers rely on the toy making industry for safe products. Unfortunately, the number of recalled toys remains (too) high.

    The hazards of small, strong magnets

    2021-03-23
    ProductIP
    Intermediate

    Magnets attract themselves as well as people of all ages, especially children. Regrettably, enclosed in its attractiveness is also a lethal risk for products that contain small, strong magnets.

    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

    Child appealing products

    2021-02-22
    ProductIP
    Experienced

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

    LEDS, Toys, EN 62115

    2021-02-19
    ProductIP
    Expert

    LEDS and Lasers

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