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
Since Brexit, the UK CPR has superseded the regulation (EU) No. 305/2011 in England, Scotland and Wales. The European CPR will remain to apply in Northern Ireland. The EU CPR is subject to CE-marking and the UK CPR is subject to UKCA marking.
The impact of Brexit on product compliance is big. The basis for almost all United Kingdom (UK) product legislation was based on EU-law.
The UK Cosmetics Regulation is applicable to cosmetics products sold in England, Scotland and Wales. Cosmetics products placed on the market in Northern Ireland are still covered by the EU Cosmetics Regulation (EC) 1223/2009.
Food Contact Materials (FCMs) are materials that are intended to be in contact with food. Prior to Brexit, certain EU laws for FCMs took effect in the UK. This EU legislation is still the basis for UK legislation.
The EU Single Market consists of the Member States of the EU. The objective is that within the EU Single Market, products, capital, services and people can flow freely from one Member State to another Member State.
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.