This article provides a good reminder of the important of ensuring your company’s consumer chemicals are legally compliant:
For the second time in two months the European Union has ordered the withdrawal of bicycle repair kits from the EU market. The solution in the kits do not comply with the Chemical Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC. This time the China produced rubber solutions contained too high toxic toluene levels.
The product poses a chemical risk because the rubber solution contains 30% of toluene. Toluene is classified as reprotoxic. According to the Chemical Restrictions Directive, toluene is prohibited in consumer products at levels above 0.1%.
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