SGS Provides Summary of EU Formaldehyde in Articles Regulation

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  • (1888PressRelease) August 09, 2023 - SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has published a SafeGuardS to help businesses understand new European Union (EU) restrictions on formaldehyde and formaldehyde-releasing substances in articles.

    Regulation (EU) 2023/1464 was issued on July 17, 2023. It contains important provisions, such as:
    • New entry 77 created in Annex XVII of Regulation (EC) 1907/2006 (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals, Annex XVII of REACH)
    • Test methods specified for formaldehyde emissions from articles and the interior of vehicles
    • Product exemptions

    The regulation also emphasizes that toys aimed at children of all ages are within the scope of the restrictions.

    Products within the scope of the regulation:
    • Furniture and wood-based articles
    • Articles other than furniture and wood-based articles
    • Road vehicle interiors, including trucks and buses

    SGS has published SafeGuardS 091.23 to help stakeholders understand the requirements in the new regulation. It includes a table detailing the requirements for each article type, the test method to be employed and the effective date. There are also details of exemptions.

    Regulation (EU) 2023/1464 will be implemented in phases, starting on August 6, 2026.

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    SGS offers a comprehensive range of testing services to help manufacturers and suppliers ensure their products are safe and comply with national and international regulations concerning harmful chemicals. In the end, it’s only trusted because it’s tested. Learn more about SGS Chemical Testing Services. []

    SGS SafeGuardS keep you up to date with the latest news and developments in the consumer goods industry. Read the full EU Regulates Formaldehyde in Articles under REACH SafeGuardS. []

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    For further information contact:

    Dr. HingWo Tsang
    Global Information and Innovation Manager
    Tel: (+852) 2774 7420
    Email: ( @ ) sgs dot com
    LinkedIn: SGS Connectivity & Products

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