Vol. 1405 | 20 May 2024

LD 1537: Maine Updated PFAS Consumer Products Law Related to Prevention of PFAS Chemicals

On April 16, 2024, Governor Janet Mills signed L.D. 1537, titled “An Act to Amend the Laws Relating to the Prevention of Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances Pollution.”

Vol. 1403 | 13 May 2024

U.S. – March 2024 California Proposition 65 – 60-Day Notices Analysis

In March 2024, there were 443 60-day notices for violation of Prop 65, of which 58% of the notices served were for the category of Lead, 18% of notices were served for the presence of Phthalates, 24% of the notices were for the presence of Other chemicals.

Vol. 1400 | 26 Mar 2024

U.S. – February 2024 California Proposition 65 – 60-Day Notices Analysis

In February 2024, there were 352 60-day notices for violation of Prop 65, of which 51% of the notices served were for the category of Lead, 18% of notices were served for the presence of Phthalates, 31% of the notices were for the presence of Other chemicals.

Vol. 1398 | 06 Mar 2024

EU restricts microplastics in products under REACH – Latest thinking by EU technical services

In September 2023, the EU published a new regulation aimed at restricting the use of intentionally added microplastics. The Regulation (EU) 2023/2055 specifically targets synthetic polymer microparticles, commonly known as microplastics.

Vol. 1397 | 14 Feb 2024

U.S. – January 2024 California Proposition 65 – 60-Day Notices Analysis

In January 2024, there were 510 60-day notices for violation of Prop 65, of which 37% of the notices served were for the category of Lead, 13% of notices were served for the presence of Phthalates, 50% of the notices were for the presence of Other chemicals.

Vol. 1396 | 07 Feb 2024

ISO Published New Version of Care Labelling Standard

In December 2023, ISO published the latest version of the care labelling standard ISO 3758: 2023. The document establishes a system of graphic symbols that are intended for use on textile articles...

Vol. 1395 | 31 Jan 2024

Australia - Strengthen Regulations on Persistent Organic Pollutant (POPs) Chemicals

On 18 December 2023, Australia issued the Industrial Chemicals Environmental Management (Register) Amendment (2023 Measures No. 1) Instrument 2023 (the Amendment)

Vol. 1394 | 31 Jan 2024

EU REACH – ECHA Adds Five New Hazardous Chemicals to the Candidate List

ECHA added 5 new substances to the SVHC Candidate List and updated DBP's entry for environmental endocrine disruption, now totaling 240 substances commonly found in inks, toners, adhesives, sealants, and cleaning products.

Vol. 1393 | 24 Jan 2024

U.S. – December 2023 California Proposition 65 – 60-Day Notices Analysis

In December 2023, there were 344 60-day notices for violation of Prop 65. The majority of the notices were for Lead (45%). 11% of notices were for the presence of Phthalates, 44% of the notices were for Other chemicals.

Vol. 1392 | 24 Jan 2024

U.S. – November 2023 California Proposition 65 – 60-Day Notices Analysis

In November 2023, there were 396 60-day notices for violation of Prop 65. The majority of the notices were for Lead (52%).  19% of notices were for the presence of Phthalates, 29% of the notices were for Other chemicals.

Vol. 1391 | 24 Jan 2024

U.S. – October 2023 California Proposition 65 – 60-Day Notices Analysis

In October 2023, there were 409 60-day notices for violation of Prop 65. The majority of the notices were for Lead (43%). Nearly 25% of notices were for the presence of Phthalates, 32% of the notices were for Other chemicals. 

Vol. 1390 | 19 Jan 2024

China Market Update: Updated Textile, Footwear Products & Hardgoods Standard List 2023

In late 2023, China released updated standards for textile, footwear, and hardgoods products, covering various categories including sportswear, homewear, labeling, and safety specifications.

Vol 1389 | 15 Jan 2024

EU REACH – Commission Updates EN 1811:2023 as Harmonised Method

In Feb 2023, CEN released EN 1811:2023 for nickel release testing, officially adopted by the EU Commission for REACH Regulation compliance.

Vol. 1388 | 19 Dec 2023

Japan Approved Restriction on PFHxS