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New SATRA publications released
Highlighting two new documents that have been made available for SATRA members.
The Spring/Summer 2020 issue of the Within REACH newsletter is now available for SATRA members. The headline topic covers the phthalate restrictions update to Annex XVII, which is coming into force from 7th July 2020. Manufacturers need to be aware that articles should not contain DIBP, DEHP, BBP or DBP at 0.1 per cent or above by mass after 7th July 2020. In addition, articles should not be placed on the market if either the individual concentration of each phthalate or the sum of the four phthalates in the plasticised material is greater than 0.1 per cent.
Other topics include REACH substances of very high concern, legal obligations and testing strategies for substances of very high concern (SVHCs). Testing articles containing many different materials against the complete list of 205 SVHCs would place a massive financial burden on the supply chain. Therefore, an approach which relies on risk assessment, screening tests and informed decisions about the potential for the presence of the substances in the materials used can reduce the amount of testing required to a manageable level. However, SATRA can assess materials in a specific product against the full SVHC list and develop a realistic testing programme, while considering legislative requirements, relevant substances and testing costs for members. Please email email@example.com to receive your copy of Within REACH or if you have any questions.
SATRA’s new Footwear Restricted Substances List (RSL) is also now available to SATRA members. This latest edition (number 19) has been distributed to all SATRA members who received the previous version and requested future updates. If you have not received your complimentary copy, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and this will be sent to you.
In addition to the phthalates changes in the REACH legislation, the key adjustments to be aware of are:
- the reduction in the maximum migration limit for aluminium when tested to EN 71-3 as part of Commission Decision 2019/1922 amending the Toy Safety Directive (TSD), and
- a reminder about REACH Annex XVII entry 72, which applies from 1st November 2020.
SATRA’s Consumer Products Restricted Substances List has also been revised, and the new issue is now available.
Please contact email@example.com if you would like to automatically receive future issues of our RSLs.
This article was originally published on page 6 of the May 2020 issue of SATRA Bulletin.