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Understanding Consumer Product Safety Compliance

 

UNDERSTANDING CONSUMER
PRODUCT SAFETY COMPLIANCE

TRAINING COURSE OBJECTIVE

This one-day course offers basic level training for jewellery technologists and costume jewellery and fashion accessories buyers who wish to understand new and current EU and USA product legislation and testing requirements BEFORE supplying products for sale to consumers. The course provides an invaluable overview of the current market for precious and non precious metals and accessories before focusing on Nickel, Lead and Cadmium, including why each metal is harmful and current testing regulations. 

The course also covers the range of testing available, how to request tests and how to complete specific test forms. Delegates will have the chance to examine and test sample products as part of the course. This course is delivered by industry experts sharing invaluable knowledge and experience from the UKAS accredited Laboratory at AnchorCert Group. The course provides 7 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activity. 

TRAINING COURSE CONTENT
Current market insight, including precious and non precious metals and accessories. Understanding the principles of Due Diligence, potential reputational damage, case studies. Introduction to EU and USA Product Regulations applicable to the costume jewellery and fashion accessories industries. REACH, ROHS and introduction to RAPEX rapid alert system. 

Nickel

• Why it is harmful, recent changes to Nickel testing methods (including Quick Nickel Release Test), what affects nickel release in products.

Cadmium

• Why it is harmful, current regulations, REACH, RoHS test methods available.

Lead

• Why it is harmful, Legislation, EN 71-3, CPSCC, REACH, RoHS, Testing components, materials, combined tests with cadmium.

Child Attractive products, EN71-3 – Toy Regulation, Flammability.

Component approach to Lead, Cadmium and En 71-3 (scraping).

Textile tests covered by REACH

Azo dyes, Formaldehyde, Chromium VI, RoHS 2. Colour fastness.

 


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