News of the month

Every month, we bring together some of our top news stories from the last four weeks to highlight the biggest developments affecting product safety professionals. Take a look at this month’s top stories below.

In October, we reported on efforts by manufacturers and retailers to improve product safety with Apple developing a standard for safer cleaners in electronics and Target setting goals to eliminate PFAS from branded products. In Europe, we reported on the European Union’s plans to review CLP, which could result in countries deviating away from GHS. In Asia, China drafted an action plan to phase out 28 priority chemicals. 

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Additional concerns over use of existing pictograms

28 October 2021

North America

US retailer also updates ‘unwanted chemicals’ list for formulated products

28 October 2021

System is based on adversity, which NAMs do not measure directly, says senior agency scientist

21 October 2021


Asia Pacific

Environment ministry proposing to ban decaBDE, SCCPs and certain PFASs by 2025

12 October 2021


Loss of propiconazole would leave no options for protecting wood-based products in construction

18 October 2021

21 October 2021

Agency to consider further extensions in broader PBT proposal

18 October 2021

Agency looks to use TSCA section 5 authority to restrict new, existing PFASs

Experts raise concerns over strict certification requirements

11 March 2021

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But Echa head supports revoking REACH registration numbers

12 October 2021

ClientEarth says reforms are needed to tackle SVHC use in recycled material

06 October 2021

07 October 2021

US EPA says programme operating at ‘same levels’ as past years

06 October 2021

First-in-nation prohibition takes effect from 1 July 2023

05 October 2021

Company’s own assessment criteria bans CMRs, sensitisers, POPs and bioaccumulative substances