RAPEX, the EU Rapid alert system for dangerous non-food consumer products, has recently revealed a number of jewellery items that were withdrawn from the EU marketplace and in one particular case recalled from end users as they did not comply with the Reach Regulations concerning Nickel Release and Lead and Cadmium content.
Items withdrawn over the last month include earrings, necklaces and hair accessories. Three items withdrawn contained Cadmium and Lead in excess of over 1570 x the legal limit.
Nearly two years later, after sustained campaigning and re-consideration by the CEN Working Committees, changes in the Nickel Release Regulations have been formally proposed for adoption by the National Standards Bodies who regulate standards. For the UK this is BSI and the amendments to the standard are open for public consultation until 5th May 2015. Even now this long fought battle can only be won by positive support from the industry. Please confirm your approval of this amendment by registering and commenting at https://drafts.bsigroup.com/ .
DANGEROUS JEWELLERY REMOVED FROM EU MARKET PLACE RAPEX, the EU Rapid alert system for dangerous non-food consumer products, has recently revealed a number of jewellery items that were withdrawn from the EU marketplace as they did not comply with the Reach Regulations concerning Nickel Release. Items withdrawn over the last week include earrings and navel piercings, these items released Nickel at a rate far exceeding the legally allowed limit. The Analytical Laboratory offers a un…
New, updated test application forms that can completed digitally are now available from the Analytical Laboratory. Simply download the relevant form from http://www.theassayoffice.co.uk/downloads_area_lab.html or click on the relevant image below, type in and tick the relevant boxes and then print off and submit the completed form with your item. NICKEL, LEAD & CADMIUM TEST APPLICATION FORM Click on the image above and fill in the Nickel, Lead & Cadmium test applicat…
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