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EU Extends Ecolabel Criteria to all Kinds of Cosmetic Products and Animal Care Products
6 Dec 2021 Cosmetics, Personal Care and Household
The European Commission published revised EU Ecolabel criteria in Commission Decision (EU) 2021/1870 on October 22, 2021 to cover cosmetic products and animal care products.
EU Issues Standards for Presumption of Conformity with Toy Safety Directive
22 Nov 2021 Toys and Juvenile Products, Cosmetics, Personal Care and Household
The EU has made four changes to its list of standards for presumption of conformity with the Toy Safety Directive. The latest list of toy safety standards became effective on November 16, 2021.
EU Proposes a Limit for Hexachlorobenzene Under POP Recast
18 Nov 2021 Hardgoods, Toys and Juvenile Products, Softlines, Automotive, Electrical Medical Devices, Cosmetics, Personal Care and Household, Electrical and Electronics, Personal and Protective Equipment
The European Commission has issued a draft regulation to set a limit value for hexachlorobenzene under the POP Recast Regulation. The draft law is proposed to be adopted in Q4 of 2021.
Oregon, USA, Proposes to Amend the Toxic Free Kids Act
17 Nov 2021 Hardgoods, Toys and Juvenile Products, Softlines, Cosmetics, Personal Care and Household, Electrical and Electronics, Personal and Protective Equipment
The US state of Oregon has published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPR) to revise the reporting requirements for children’s products. Comments are accepted until November 22, 2021
EU Amends Cosmetics Regulation in Response to CMR Substances
15 Nov 2021 Cosmetics, Personal Care and Household
Commission Regulation (EU) 2021/1902, published on October 29, 2021, uniformly implements the prohibition and restriction of CMR substances within internal markets. Annex II, Annex III and Annex V to Cosmetic Regulation (EC) 1223/2009 will be updated.