New Legislation in China Aimed at Reducing Toxic Substances in Selected Products
July 15, 2010
In the past few years it has been reported that some products made in China may be contaminated with substances that are toxic or dangerous if ingested by humans. In the most widely publicized incident, the presence of lead in toys resulted in significant product recalls worldwide. In response to these events, China has recently released standards for permissible concentrations of toxic substances in several types of products, including toys made from wood, wood-based panel products, bags, ink for ink-jet printers, and cartridges for printer ink. The requirements for toys became effective June 1, 2010.
These and other emerging environmental and workplace safety regulations are tracked and routinely reported by The Isosceles Group in its Quarterly International Regulatory Update reports. In addition, The Isosceles Group can provide translated versions of these and other environmental and occupational health and safety laws and regulations. For more information on how to obtain these timely reports; to learn about new legislation that could impact your business; or obtain more information on these new Chinese standards, please contact Richard DiNitto.