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European Commission Releases Sustainable Products Initiative

The toxic-free hierarchy

Initiative. The proposal, which was originally scheduled for last year, is one of the measures announced in the new Circular Economy Action Plan and aims to reduce the use of hazardous chemicals in products placed on the EU market while also making them more sustainable, durable, reusable, repairable, recyclable, and energy-efficient. 

UKCA vs CE MARK, Product Safety and Compliance Update February 23-2022

UKCA vs CE MARK, Product Safety and Compliance Update February 23-2022

The UK-based OPSS published an update on 23 February 2022 on some of the forthcoming changes regarding the UKCA vs CE Mark. Here is a summary of this update

Boris Johnson Set to Maximize Brexit Benefits

Boris Johnson Set to Maximize Brexit Benefits

Boris Johnson is set to maximize the benefits from Brexit, but from 1 January 2022, goods entering the UK will need a full customs declaration.

Dutch Ministry Must Compensate For Taking Electric Boxcar Off The Road

Dutch Ministry Must Compensate For Taking Electric Boxcar Off The Road

The Dutch Ministry for Infrastructure must compensate for banning electrical boxcar from the public roads. Final ruling of the Dutch Administrative Court entitles the manufacturer and daycare centres to compensation.

Dyson’s claim dismissed by EU General Court

Dyson’s claim dismissed by EU General Court

Dyson’s claim for compensation for loss due to unlawful EU legislation was dismissed by EU General Court. The Vacuum cleaner manufacturer has now said that it will appeal against this ruling. Read about it here.

UK REACH: Deadline Extended

UK REACH: Deadline Extended

UK Reach: Deadline extended. The UK government will consult on whether or not to extend the deadlines to october 2025 for submitting the full registration data.

France Blocks Wish from Search Engines

France Blocks Wish from Search Engines

France blocks Wish from Search Engines. The authorities take this bold measure due to the large number of non-compliant and dangerous products offered for sale on Wish.

Amendments Toy Safety Directive

Amendments Toy Safety Directive

The European Commission has made changes to the list of harmonized standards under the Toys Safety Directive. These have been published on 16-11-2021. In this article we summarize the standards on the list that have been amended.

New MDCG guidelines for MDR compliance of older devices and requirements for parallel imports into the EU

New MDCG guidelines for MDR compliance of older devices and requirements for parallel imports into the EU

Newly published: MDCG guidelines for MDR compliance of older medical devices and requirements for parallel imports into the EU.

‘Philips is liable for health problems’ say users of apnea devices.

'Philips is liable for health problems' say users of apnea devices.

‘Philips is liable for health problems’ say users of apnea devices. Four users are holding the manufacturer liable for health problems.