Global Right-to-Repair Movement: Regional Dynamics and

In the evolving narrative of the global right-to-repair movement, diverse regional approaches reflect a shared commitment to sustainability and reducing the environmental impact of consumer electronics and vehicles. Examining the initiatives in the European Union (EU), the United States (USA), Canada, Asia, China, India, and Australia provides insights into unique challenges, legislative nuances, and a collective recognition of the need for responsible consumption.

EU Amends Harmonized Standards For Toys | What’s New? Latest Update April 2023

The EU amends the harmonized standards for toys drafted in support of Directive 2009/48/EC. The Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2023/740 is published on April 5, 2023. What’s new and important for compliance issues? What is Directive 2009/48/EC on the safety of toys? This European Union legislation outlines the legal requirements for toy safety. The objective …

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REACH Latest Amendments of Harmonized Standards

Since its implementation, REACH has undergone several amendments to keep up with the latest scientific and technological developments and to ensure the continuous improvement of chemical safety. The latest amendments under REACH refer to the standards under entry 27 (nickel) of Annex XVII of REACH) 2023/C 80/06. 

EEA Amends Agreement 62/2020

The decision of the EEA Joint Committee No 62/2020 of 30 April 2020 amends Annex II and Annex IV. Agreement (2023/487) is adopted on March 9, 2023.

European Commission Amends Standards Low Voltage Directive

The European Commission has amended the list of harmonised standards under the Low Voltage Directive as regards the harmonised standard for lamp controlgear, luminaires, climatic and environmental testing and other temperature conditioning equipment and power metering and monitoring devices. Do you have applied standards to prove compliance in regard to the mentioned regulations? We recommend …

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Adoption of New General Product Safety Regulation Imminent

The European Council and Parliament have announced the adoption of the new General Product Safety Regulation (GPSR) is imminent. The GPSR will replace the 21-year-old General Product Safety Directive 2001/95/EC. Read more about the announcement at our dedicated GPSR page: