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DANGEROUS JEWELLERY REMOVED FROM EU MARKET PLACE AND RECALLED FROM END USERS

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alert system for dangerous non-food consumer products, has recently revealed a number of jewellery items that were withdrawn from the EU marketplace and in one particular case recalled from end users as they did not comply with the Reach Regulations concerning Nickel Release and Lead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Items withdrawn over the last month include earrings, necklaces and hair accessories. Three items withdrawn contained Cadmium and Lead in excess of over 1570 x the legal limit.

By admin | May 22nd, 2015
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JEWELLERY RECALLED FROM END USERS IN THE UK

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.  …

By admin | Oct 22nd, 2014
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NEW UPDATED EDITABLE TEST APPLICATION FORMS NOW AVAILABLE FROM THE ANALYTICAL LABORATORY

     New, updated test application forms that can completed digitally are now available from the Analytical Laboratory. Simply download the relevant form from http://www.theassayoffice.co.uk/downloads_area_lab.html  or click on the relevant image below, type in and tick the relevant boxes and then print off and submit the completed form with your item. NICKEL, LEAD & CADMIUM TEST APPLICATION FORM Click on the image above and fill in the Nickel, Lead & Cadmium test applicat…

By admin | Aug 7th, 2014
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THE LABORATORY TO ATTEND GIFTWARE ASSOCIATION MEMBERS DAY

  The Laboratory at Assay Office Birmingham will be taking part in one to one business surgeries at the Giftware Association's Members Day on Thursday 5th June at Federation House, Birmingham. Assay Office Birmingham staff,  Marion Wilson (Marketing Director - The Birmingham Assay Office), Steve Franklin (Sales & Marketing Co-ordinator) and The Laboratory's new Account Manager Vikki Bradshaw will be on hand between 2pm and 4pm to offer advice for testing services for fashion access…

By admin | Jun 4th, 2014
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