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Eurofins | Newsflash - August 2018 | Textile and Consumer goods

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Monday, August 6, 2018

Europe - Textile

 

 Eurofins Textile skin sensitisers, skin irritants and corrosive substances in textile

Skin sensitisers, skin irritants and corrosive substances in textile

3rd September 2018 is the deadline to send evidences about the public consultation of Skin sensitising, irritative and/or corrosive substances in textile and leather articles, hides and furs that was launched by ECHA (European Chemicals Agency).
Swedish and French Competent Authorities are jointly preparing an Annex XV restriction dossier according to article 69 of REACH.
Interested parties are invited to submit any information related to these substances to assist in the preparation of the dossier.
 
Click here for reading more about this public consultation in ECHA website.

 

Europe - Textile

 

Recently published standards

 

Below you will find a list of standard references that have been recently published by CEN (non-exhaustive):

(*) Date of withdrawal: latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN have to be withdrawn.
 

Standard Title Supersedes Date of availability Date of withdrawal*

EN ISO 17708:2018

Footwear - Test methods for whole shoe - Upper sole adhesion (ISO 17708:2018)

EN ISO 17708:2003

2018-07-11

2019-01-31

EN ISO 4098:2018

Leather - Chemical tests - Determination of water-soluble matter, water-soluble inorganic matter and water-soluble organic matter (ISO 4098:2018)

EN ISO 4098:2006

2018-07-11

2019-01-31

 

 

Europe - Textile

 

 Eurofins Textile Intention of restriction for TCEP, TCPP and TDCP

Intention of restriction for TCEP, TCPP and TDCP

ECHA (European Chemicals Agency) has published the intention to restrict the following organophosphate flame retardants in childcare articles and residential upholstered furniture. Mattresses for adults and other textiles may be included too.
 
Tris(2-chloroethyl) phosphate (TCEP) (EC 204-118-5)
Tris(2-chloro-1-methylethyl) phosphate (TCPP)  (EC 237-158-7)
Tris[2-chloro-1-(chloromethyl)ethyl] phosphate (TDCP) (EC 237-159-2)
 
Expected date of submission will be on 12th April 2019.

Click here for going to the registry of restriction intentions in ECHA’s website.

 

 

UK - Consumer goods

 

Recently reviewed standards

 

Below you will find a list of British and European standard references that have been recently reconfirmed so the standards will remain in force:
 

Standard Title

BS EN 1957: 2012

Furniture. Beds and mattresses. Test methods for the determination of functional characteristics and assessment criteria

BS 5223-2: 1999

Specification for hospital bedding. Combustion modified, flexible polyurethane, general purpose foam mattress cores. Specification

BS 5223-4: 1976

Specification for hospital bedding. Mattress covers of polyurethane coated nylon

BS EN 1728: 2012

Furniture. Seating. Test methods for the determination of strength and durability

BS EN 1730: 2012

Furniture. Tables. Test methods for the determination of stability, strength and durability

 

 

US - Consumer goods

 

California Proposition 65 Reformulations (July, 2018)

 

California Proposition 65 is the ‘Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986’, which has been effective for almost 30 years. Due to the implement of California Proposition 65, more and more court cases are settled to reduce the exposure to carcinogenic and toxic for reproduction chemicals by reformulating consumer products containing such chemicals.

Find below some recent consent agreements:
 

Product Chemical Limit Case No

Portable lighting products

Lead
 
 
DEHP, DBP, BBP, DINP, DIDP, DnHP

90ppm and/or 1.0ug of Lead
 
5000ppm (before 2019.12.31) of phthalates
1000ppm (on and after 2020.01.01) of phthalates
Labelling is not allowed

San Francisco Superior Court CGC-18-564803

Thermal paper

BPA

10 ppm
Labelling is not allowed

Alameda County Superior Court RG16834949

PureGear Cellphone cases

BPA

3 ppm
Products exceed the limit shall utilize a warning statement

Out of court

Microphone product

DINP

1000 ppm
Products exceed the limit shall utilize a warning statement

Los Angeles County Superior Court BC702370

Chair cover

DINP

1000 ppm
Products exceed the limit shall utilize a warning statement

Alameda County Superior Court - Hayward RG18897260