On August 10, 2018, the European Union (EU) published Commission Communication 2018/C 282/02 to announce the latest list of toy safety standards for presumption of conformity with Directive 2009/48/EC (Toy Safety Directive, TSD). This list contains, five new EN 71 standards and an important amendment to EN 71-7:2014 +A2:2018 which strengthens the concentration of climbazole allowed in finger paints.
On December 12, 2018, ECHA issued a notice to conduct public consultation on the amendment of annex XIV of REACH Regulation to the list of four phthalates authorized for their endocrine disrupting properties. The deadline for comments is 12 March 2019. The information of the four phthalates is as follows: These four phthalates have previously …Continue reading