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September 13th, 2016
Europe Adopts Cosmetic Products Regulation

The European Commission (EC) has adopted Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/1198 Amending Annex V to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 on Cosmetic Products.  Amending Annex V to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009, the regulation specifies the authorization of methylisothiazolinone (EC No. 220-239-6 and CAS No. 2682-20-4) at a maximum concentration of 100 ppm in rinse-off products and bans it… read more

September 13th, 2016
Europe Adopts Organic Silicon as a Novel Food Ingredient

The European Commission (EC) has adopted Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2016/1344 Authorising the Placing on the Market of Organic Silicon (Monomethylsilanetriol) as a Novel Food Ingredient under Regulation (EC) No 258/97.  This decision authorizes the placing of organic silicon (monomethylsilanetriol) on the market as a novel food ingredient to be used in food supplements in liquid… read more

September 13th, 2016
Europe Adopts Ecolabel Criteria for Footwear

The European Commission (EC) has adopted Commission Decision (EU) 2016/1349, Establishing the Ecological Criteria for the Award of the EU Ecolabel for Footwear. A revision of the 2009 version, the updated ecological criteria covers the following: Promotion of products that: Have a lower environmental impact; Have sustainable development along their life cycle; Are durable; and Restrict… read more

August 11th, 2016
Europe Authorizes Use of Titanium Dioxide as UV Filter

The European Commission (EC) has adopted Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/1143 Amending Annex VI to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on Cosmetic Products.  The regulation permits the use of titanium dioxide (nano) for use as a UV-filter in cosmetic products at a maximum concentration of 25 percent w/w, except in… read more

January 19th, 2016
EC Amends Annex XVII With Regard to NPE

Details   The European Commission (EC) has published Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/26 of January 13, 2016 amending Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) as regards nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPE).   Nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPE) (C2H4O)nC15H24O shall not be… read more

December 1st, 2015
European Commission Amends Regulation (EC) No 850/2004 Annex 1, Entry for SCCP

Details The European Commission (EC), having regard to Regulation (EC) No 850/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2004 on persistent organic pollutants and amending Directive 79/117/EEC, and in particular Article 14 thereof. SOURCE Why It Matters Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 850/2004 is amended in accordance with the… read more

November 2nd, 2015
European Commission Opens Public Consultations on Restricting 291 Substances

Details The European Commission (EC) has launched a public consultation on its proposal to restrict 291 substances that are carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic to reproduction (CMR). The aim is to target hazardous substances in textile articles and clothing for consumers. Consultation on a possible restriction of hazardous substances (CMR 1A and 1B) in textile articles… read more

May 13th, 2015
EC Announces Adoption of Amended Lead Restriction

Details The European Commission (EC) has published Commission Regulation (EU) 2015/628, amending Annex XVII entry 63 to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) as regards lead and its compounds. The amended requirements will apply to articles placed on the… read more

January 21st, 2015
EC Issues Report for the Application of Textile Fiber Naming

The European Commission (EC) has issued a report providing results of the application of the Regulation (EU) No 1007/2011 of September 27, 2011. The regulation pertains to the textile fiber naming, and other related labeling and marking of fiber composition of textile products. The release of the report is also in compliance of Article 23… read more

January 21st, 2015
TIE Releases Guide to EU Toy Safety Requirements

The Toy Industries of Europe (TIE), in collaboration with the European Commission (EC), has released a 35-page guide entitled “Toy Safety in the EU”, to assist manufacturers, importers and distributors to comply with the requirements in the European Union’s Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC. The document, which has been part of an education campaign fund-ed by… read more