RAPEX, the rapid alert system for dangerous products with the exception of food, pharmaceutical and medical devices, has released 2015 annual report in April 2016. The top most notified category of products was "Toys" and most of the notifications are related to "Chemical" risk.
EU: EC submits draft on REACH Annex XVII restriction on BPA in thermal paper
The European Commission (EC) submitted a draft amendment to add Entry 66 as a new restriction on bisphenol A (BPA) under REACH Annex XVII. The proposed restriction is a measure to address risk to the health of workers who handle point-of-sale receipts made of thermal paper.
USA: AAFA published 17th edition of Restricted Substances List (RSL)
The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) published the 17th edition of RSL on 7 April 2016. The list includes materials, chemicals and substances that are restricted or banned in the final products and does not include restricted substances used in production processes.