Chemical Legislation Getting Ahead of the Curve.
Overview • Challenges faced by industry • Industry Feedback • Getting ahead of the curve • Open forum CTC Group Your Partner in Product Safety
Challenges • Huge volume of legislation • Fast Pace • More areas of the toy • Many more chemicals • Many Countries, States, Provinces, Municipalities • Many, many unknowns CTC Group Your Partner in Product Safety
Industry Feedback • Legislation is vague • Not enough expert input • A distraction from real safety work • Major challenge for small businesses • CPSIA-Let Congress legislate and CPSC regulate • Multi-dimensional problem CTC Group Your Partner in Product Safety
Watch the EU Ahead of the US in restricting 6 phthalates Ahead of the US in legal requirements for 8 heavy metals Ahead of the US in controlling substrates as well as coatings Ahead of US States with ROHS legislation EU Tomorrow More phthalates, 19 metals, PAH’s, 40+ organics, nanomaterials…….
Getting Ahead of the Curve • Dedicate Resources • EU factor • Look beyond your area • Prioritize and focus on a few • Leverage chemists and toxicologists • Pay attention to both sides of migration – Assess the safety of any replacements • Upstream Supply Chain Control vs Testing • Subcontractor control • What’s going into your factory CTC Group Your Partner in Product Safety
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