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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.

    GENERAL PRODUCT SAFETY

    2023-05-25
    ProductIP
    Intermediate

    There are many directives and regulations that address product compliance. Still it is practically impossible to cover all risks for all consumer products. The solution is a broad-based legislation to fill possible gaps and to complement existing and future legislation.

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    What is UKCA marking?

    2024-02-21
    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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