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In March 2017, the Swedish Chemicals Agency (KEMI) issued an annual report of 2016 consumer goods, including electronic products, toys, rubber and plastic products, jewelry, building materials and furniture. The enforcement of some products in the below table.

Table 1. Law enforcement listing for certain products
products violation status
157 units of electronic products
(such as bicycle lights, USB cables, flashlights and calculators, etc)
  • Legislation Violated: RoHS and/or POPs Directive
  • 6 units with excessive SVHC concentration (> 0.1%)
  • 80 units containing prohibited substances such as Pb, Cd, SCCP, DEHP, DIBP and PBDE
73 units of toys
(including plastic / electric / metal toys, etc. and its package material)
  • Legislation Violated; REACH, RoHS and/or POPs Directive, Toy Directive & Packaging Materials Directive
  • 30 units containing prohibited substances such as Pb, Cd, SCCP and DEHP
58 units of plastic and/or rubber products
  • 6 units containing PAHS
  • 6 units with excessive DEHP content (> 0.1%)
  • Others containing prohibited substances such as Pb and SCCP
143 units of jewelry
(such as necklaces, bracelets, ear-rings, etc)
  • 43 units containing prohibited substances such as Pb and Cd
  • Others containing substances such as nickel and azo-dye
Most enterprises had voluntarily recalled their products already.  For those who are unwilling to do so, KEMI will take action to ban them from the market.  Moreover, prosecutions will be made to those uncooperative parties under laws relating to environmental infringement.

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To obtain a copy in PDF version, please click here.