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EU – ECHA Launches Second 2021 SVHC Consultation on Four Proposals

SAFEGUARDS | Consumer ProductsNO. 131/21   On September 3, 2021, the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) launched its second public consultation of 2021 on four potential Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs).1 The Candidate List will expand to 223 if these proposals are accepted. Interested parties have until October 18, 2021 to submit comments and further information… Continue reading EU – ECHA Launches Second 2021 SVHC Consultation on Four Proposals

SGS Commits to a Sustainable Future by Becoming a Member of the Gafta Sustainability Pledge

Agri Trade Highlights | Grains Working Together in the Interests of Our Planet SGS is among a few industry leading companies that piloted the project to encourage and support Gafta members to contribute towards a sustainable future for agricultural trade. We are committed to sustainable business practices and will be pleased to share our expertise… Continue reading SGS Commits to a Sustainable Future by Becoming a Member of the Gafta Sustainability Pledge

All you need to know about UKCA Marking and Testing in 2021

With the United Kingdom leaving the European Union, new regulations will be put in place to fill the void in which EU legislation has left. One of these significant regulatory transitions is the move from the EU’s CE marking, which is a clear indicator that products complied with European product standards, to the newly formed… Continue reading All you need to know about UKCA Marking and Testing in 2021

U.S. California Prop 65 60-Day Notices on Bisphenol-A (BPA) in Socks

SAFEGUARDS | SoftlinesNO. 130/21 The Center for Environmental Health (CEH) sent two 60-day notices naming over 70 companies on Sept. 1st and 10th respectively according to California Proposition 65.1 Testing showed BPA presence many times over the safe limit of the chemical, which was found in baby, children’s, and women’s socks made primarily of polyester… Continue reading U.S. California Prop 65 60-Day Notices on Bisphenol-A (BPA) in Socks

Inspection and Compliance in One Reliable Package

<!– Written by –> Taran March @ Quality Digest September 16, 2021 In regulated industries, every step of the production process must be verified to some sort of guidance or standard. What this comes down to, practically speaking, is an enormous amount of time and effort spent on actions outside the sphere of production. Every… Continue reading Inspection and Compliance in One Reliable Package

AATCC Launches New Test Method to Measure Fibre Shedding

SAFEGUARDS | SoftlinesNO. 128/21   Pollution from fiber fragments released during the laundering process has become a concern for the textile industry, the media and end consumers in the last few years. Research has proven that all textiles release fiber fragments, not just synthetic textiles, but also natural textiles and blendsi, ii. All segments of… Continue reading AATCC Launches New Test Method to Measure Fibre Shedding

UK Extends CE Mark Acceptance Period Until January 1, 2023

SAFEGUARDS | Consumer ProductsNO. 129/21   On January 31, 2020, the United Kingdom (UK) formally withdrew from the European Union (EU), known as Brexit. In December 2020, it was announced that goods being placed on the market in Great Britain (GB) would require a UK Conformity Assessed (UKCA) mark from January 1, 2021. This includes… Continue reading UK Extends CE Mark Acceptance Period Until January 1, 2023

China Releases a Measure of Supervision and Administration for Cosmetic Manufacturing and Operations

SAFEGUARDS | Cosmetics, Personal Care & HouseholdNO. 127/21   China’s State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) issued Notice No. 46, namely a Measure of Supervision and Administration for Cosmetic Manufacturing and Operations. This newly released regulation consists of 7 chapters, totally 66 articles. Key updates include: Optimization of the production license procedure, a notification and… Continue reading China Releases a Measure of Supervision and Administration for Cosmetic Manufacturing and Operations

Five Postmarket Surveillance-System Musts for EU Medical-Device Manufacturers

Health Care Five Postmarket Surveillance-System Musts for EU Medical-Device Manufacturers Ensuring the safety and efficacy of your medical device Published: Wednesday, September 8, 2021 – 12:02 Designing, developing, and getting your medical device approved and onto the market is a huge accomplishment—but it isn’t the end of your responsibilities. For the European Union (EU) market,… Continue reading Five Postmarket Surveillance-System Musts for EU Medical-Device Manufacturers

U.S. FTC Retains Care Labelling Requirement for Apparel

SAFEGUARDS | SoftlinesNO. 123/21   The U.S. Care Labelling Rule has been in effect since 1971 and requires manufacturers and importers to attach labels to garments and certain textile goods providing clear and accurate care instructions, including dry cleaning or washing, bleaching, drying and ironing. In July 2020, the Commission voted to propose repealing this… Continue reading U.S. FTC Retains Care Labelling Requirement for Apparel