ConsumerMail 04 - Children's Jewellery Regulation, SVHCs and Hong Kong Toys and Games Fair

ConsumerMail 04 - Children's Jewellery Regulation, SVHCs and Hong Kong Toys and Games Fair

Posted 07 February 2017
This issue will highlight changes to Canadian regulations surrounding Children's jewellery, outline changes to the European candidate list for Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) and give an overview of our company's participation in the Hong Kong Toys and Games fair 2017

Canada - Children’s Jewellery Regulation

Canada’s Department of Health has proposed to change the Children’s Jewellery Regulations which intend to improve overall safety to children’s jewellery.

On December 3, 2016, the proposed changes were published in the Canada Gazette highlighting the amendments which include Lead and Cadmium requirements. The proposed effective date is 6 months after publication pending the approval of the proposed changes.

Amendments include:

  1. Replace the current 600 mg/kg total lead limit and 90 mg/kg migrative lead limit with a 90 mg/kg total lead limit for all children’s jewellery items; and
  2. Add a limit of 130 mg/kg total cadmium for children’s jewellery items that are small enough to be totally enclosed in a small parts cylinder.

EU - Update Candidate List of SVHC

Four chemicals will be added to the candidate list of SVHC taking the total from 169 to 173.

On 19 December 2016, the Member State Committee (MSC) unanimously agreed on the identification of four substances of very high concern (SVHCs): bisphenol A, PFDA, PTAP and 4-HPbl. The majority of the MSC’s members also supported the identification of an environmental endocrine disruptor PTBP and a respiratory sensitiser TMA as SVHCs. 

Chemicals Updated:

Chemicals CAS No. Usage Harm
Bisphenol A (BPA) 80-05-7
As flame retardant, Antioxidant of plastic
Reproductive toxicity
Nonadecafluorodecanoic acid (PFDA) and its sodium and ammonium salts
Intermediate of lubricating oil, lubricating oil Environmental hazards
4-heptylphenol, branched and linear (4-HPbl)  - As plasticizers, lubricants, Surface active agents, wetting agents and corrosion inhibitors Reproductive toxicity
4-tert-pentylphenol (PTAP) 80-46-6
Exist in chemicals and plastics
Environmental hazards

ALS in Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair 2017

Early this year, the ALS Consumer Products team participated in Asia’s largest toy fair, the Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair, held from 9-12 January 2017.

As the second largest toy fair in the world, this event attracted more than 2,100 exhibitors from 42 countries. During the fair, ALS representatives, met with different international buyers and visitors, and provided people with insights on quality assurance and product compliance. Post event follow up actions will be taken to support new and existing clients including quality compliance assistance for their product lines to ensure their products are safe to go to market.

ALS Experience outlines our commitment to our clients built on Service, Value and Reliability! 

Consumer Products Team
Australian Toys on Display
Hong Kong Toys and Games Fair Entry

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