New restrictions further limiting the amount of Lead in consumer items come into force on 1st June 2016. AnchorCert Analytical is UKAS accredited to test for lead content. And we offer two solutions for your business. A full test or our unique Quick Lead test, which means that we can issue reports in just 5 working days.
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alert system for dangerous non-food consumer products, has recently revealed a number of jewellery items that were withdrawn from the EU marketplace and in one particular case recalled from end users as they did not comply with the Reach Regulations concerning Nickel Release and Lead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Items withdrawn over the last month include earrings, necklaces and hair accessories. Three items withdrawn contained Cadmium and Lead in excess of over 1570 x the legal limit.
RAPEX, the EU Rapid alert system for dangerous non-food consumer products, has recently revealed that a style of hairclip imported from overseas has been recalled from end users in the UK. This particular hairclip was recalled due to the fact it contained excessive amounts of Cadmium. (40.3% by weight), well over the limit set by the REACH regulations of 0.01%. Cadmium Cadmium has long been recognised as a toxin and a known carcinogen, harmful when it is ingested or inhaled. …
Awareness of and compliance with the Lead Regulations has grown and so there is need to identify exempted items. Lead, Crystal Glass & the Law Legislation has been enforceable since October 2013 which states that the lead content in an item of jewellery or a hair accessory must be less than or equal to 0.05 per cent (500 parts per million) by weight of the individual part. However, it is recognised that there are not any suitable alternatives for some materials with a highe…
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