Validity of the CE mark in Great Britain extended by 1 year

As announced by the British Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy on 24 August 2021, the validity of the CE mark as a mark of conformity in the context of marketing products in England, Scotland and Wales will be extended by one year, namely until 31 December 2022.
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Air purifiers – a booming market with risks

In 2020, Germany recorded by far the strongest growth in sales of air purifiers among the five largest markets in Europe. When selling air purifiers, it is fatal to advertise with concrete statements in the absence of any verified data. As a matter of principle, all promises of performance should also be verifiable in order to ensure protection against proceedings under competition law.
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Product recalls – when are they necessary?

The German Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA) has published a guide on the subject of risk assessment and recall management. If you are affected by this, you should keep an eye on your products even after sale. Should there be any indications of a possible product risk, a risk assessment is mandatory.
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REACH: Avoiding harmful substances in products - what does Amazon demand?

Since the new Market Surveillance Regulation took effect, Amazon has had to assume increased responsibility for complying with REACH requirements and has been calling for evidence of REACH compliance from Amazon marketplace traders for some time now.
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Does the SCIP database for substances of concern go too far?

The FDP parliamentary group has submitted a so-called minor enquiry in the German Bundestag as to whether the transmission of information via the SCIP database does not go beyond what is required by law. If you place articles containing SVHCs on the EU market, you should follow this development.
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Harmful substances in plastic tableware with bamboo admixture

On 21 May 2021, trade-e-bility reported that products made of bamboo are not suitable for contact with food. On 28 July 2021, the German consumer advice centre (Verbraucherzentrale) likewise reported on harmful substances in plastic tableware with bamboo admixture and recommended caution.
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Correct labelling of toys in online shops

Toys belong to the product groups that have to be marked separately in online shops. As online shops want to be easily accessible and easy to find, they are also easily monitored by market surveillance and prone to admonitions.
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Use of PFAS chemicals to be restricted

The use of perfluorinated and polyfluorinated alkyl compounds (PFASs) processed in numerous products such as paper, textiles, ski wax, electronic products, wall paints, cleaning agents, pans or cosmetics because of their water, grease and dirt-repellent properties, is to be restricted.
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Restrictions on the use of PAHs tightened under REACh

The EU Commission has extended the restrictions on polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) to include a further 5 applications. These are PAHs used in granulates and mulches for outdoor sports and play applications. Failures to comply can be punished as a criminal offence.
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Update of harmonised standards for radio equipment

Effective as of 19 July 2021, the list of harmonised standards for radio equipment (RED) has been extended by implementing decision (EU) 2021/1196. In the EC Declaration of Conformity, these standards may be listed without any further technical justification or reasons.
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