Back in September 2016, South Korea’s Ministry of Environment published a list of substances under K-REACH. Nonylphenols (NP) and nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEO) will be restricted in household and industrial uses.
Netherlands adopted the amendment on food contact regulation
On 3 November 2016, the Dutch Minister for Public Health, Welfare and Sport (“VGP”) published an amendment to the Commodities Act Regulation on packaging and consumer articles. It will come into force on 1 January 2017.
The Regulation is largely in line with the European Toy Directive 2009/48/EC to enhance the toy safety in the country. It is enforced by the Ministry to ensure unsafe toys are immediately withdrawn and destroyed from the market where necessary.
With effect from 24 July 2017, the requirements for emergency luminaires for use with electrical lamps on emergency power supplies must not exceed 1 000 V. A review of all Certificates, reports and technical files is necessary to determine which products comply with new/revised requirements and which products will require re-evaluation.
Standard on general requirements and tests for luminaires
The general requirements for luminaires, incorporating electric light sources for operation from supply voltages up to 1 000 V. The requirements and related tests of this standard cover: classification, marking, mechanical construction, electrical construction and photobiological safety.
The requirements for lighting chains fitted with series, parallel or a combination of series/parallel connected light sources for use either indoors or outdoors on supply voltages must not exceed 250 V.
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