European Union Sets Limit on Lead in Consumer Products
Lead is highly concerned toxic chemicals worldwide and it has been restricted in jewelries since 9 Oct 2013 in EU. Since then, recalls on lead content in jewelries are found in regular basis in EU.
Due to the high concern on lead exposure to general public and especially children, EU finally published on 23 Apr 2015 a new regulation on restriction of lead used in consumer products under Regulation (EU) 2015/628 amending REACH Annex XVII.
Under the new regulation, products shall comply with the requirements of either lead content or release of lead. The new regulation will be effective on 1 June 2016.
Below is the summary of the scope of the regulation and requirements:
|Lead||Articles and part of articles where accessible parts are normal or reasonably foreseeable to be placed in the mouth by children*
|≤ 0.05 μg/g/h|
SGS can offer the testing on both lead content and release of lead to provide you with solution on complying with the new EU requirements.
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