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EU strictly limits the lead content of various consumer goods, export enterprises should pay attention to it


June 1, 2016, the European Commission, the law of the first 2015/628, the provisions of the ban on products containing more than a certain amount of lead. The regulations were published in the official gazette of the European Union in April 23, 2015 and have been incorporated into the chemical registration, evaluation, authorization and restrictions (REACH).

It is understood that the new regulations to limit the content of lead and lead compounds in a variety of commonly used consumer goods. According to the regulations, children can be put into the mouth of the items or parts, if the amount of lead exceeded the minimum (0.05%), it shall not be put to the EU market. But this restriction will give traders a wide deadline to sell the stock, and therefore does not apply to the first time in June 2016 1 to put to the market items. Due to the limit of the measures to regulate items including for consumers to use and may be children into the mouth of the items, such as clothing, footwear, accessories, indoor decorations, sports and leisure items, and stationery. This is because clothing and fashion accessories, and other materials may lead, such as buttons, belt buckle and zipper, metal parts made of lead alloy made, and lead based paint for for coloring of textile or polymer material. It can also be used for metal surface paint or polymer details. In short, if available to the public goods or the contact parts of the lead content by weight equal to or greater than 0.05% and under normal or reasonably foreseeable conditions will be children into the mouth, shall not be placed on the market or used.

Inspection and quarantine departments suggested that the majority of enterprises should strengthen the study, improve the ability to respond, pay close attention to solve the problem of product lead content is not up to the standard. First, respond to new rules and new standards of in-depth and meticulous interpretation, accurately find the corresponding enterprise product standards, clear each in terms of content, especially clear between new and old standard difference; secondly, to the new rules and new standards of it, strengthen study and technology research, solve the lead content in the products not up to the standard of quality problems and of production enterprises were transformation and upgrading, promote enterprise in the competition in the industry occupy the dominant position; and finally, to strengthen communication with foreign customers, also entrusted with corresponding qualification of laboratory test, to ensure that the smooth export of products.

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