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.
Due Diligence has been, up to now, largely a matter of self regulation*. Some EU Member States already have Due Diligence legislation, but the problem is only that this legislation is either too sector-specific or only covers certain aspects of the Due Diligence.
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
In various pieces of legislation you will find the passage: “the marking shall be affixed visibly, legibly and indelibly”. It makes perfect sense that markings remain present and usable throughout the entire lifecycle of the product. But how can you show in a practical way that all three criteria are met?
Since Brexit, the UK CPR has superseded the regulation (EU) No. 305/2011 in England, Scotland and Wales.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 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.
Biocides are chemicals intended to kill or destroy living (micro)organisms. Preservatives are chemicals used in textiles to prevent the growth of microorganisms. Both biocides and preservatives are biocidal substances which are regulated due to major health and environmental concerns.
Wireless products require radio frequencies to work. The allocation of frequencies is done by each Member State in their regional frequency plans or registers. Once frequencies are allocated for a certain use, it is difficult to allocate these frequencies for other uses as well without causing interference with
The obvious objective of conformity assessment is to demonstrate that all products conform to relevant legislation. The manufacturer always remains responsible for the execution of conformity assessment, even if design, tests, documentation or production is subcontracted. The manufacturer also remains responsible
The letters ‘CE’ appear on many products in the EU. CE stands for the French ‘Conformité Européenne’, which translates to ‘European Compliance’. Manufacturers of products with the CE-marking declare that the products meet high safety, health and environmental protection requirements in response to EU legislation.
The Construction Products Regulation (CPR) requires mandatory CE marking for construction products covered by a harmonised standard. Compliant construction products with CE marking can be placed legally on the market in any Member State.