January 11, 2022 | Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc.
Four Products Removed from Market Due to EU REACH, EU RoHS & EU POPs Violations
4 Products Recalled in European Markets
Importers of four products have been ordered to recall their products from the European market for failure to comply with the EU REACH Regulation, the EU RoHS Directive, and the EU Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) Regulation.
On December 23, 2021, the EU Safety Gate published three alerts for the products in violation, which are summarized below.
A Midy brand Bluetooth sports headband was found to contain an excessive amount of di-(2-etylhexyl)phtalate (DEHP) and short chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs) (measured values up to 1.04% and 1.48% by weight, respectively).
The ear cushions in Powerful Bass Blast Headphones were found to contain an excessive amount of di-(2-etylhexyl)phtalate (DEHP) and short chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs) (measured values up to 14.2% and 0.27% by weight, respectively), and solders contain an excessive amount of lead (measured values up to 61.5%).
And the white charger cable of a heating neck massager was found to contain an excessive amount of di-(2-etylhexyl)phtalate (DEHP) and short chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs) (measured values up to 9.04% and 2.38% by weight, respectively). Additionally, a solder on the PCB contains an excessive amount of lead (measured values up to 50.9%).
All three of the products do not comply with the EU REACH Regulation or the EU Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) Regulation, and the headphones and the heating neck massager also did not comply with the EU RoHS Directive.
Additionally, on January 6, the EU Safety Gate published an alert for a body massager with a charger cable containing an excessive amount of short chain chlorinated paraffin (SCCPs), di- (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and di-n-butyl phthalate (DBP) (measured values up to 3.69%, 1.93% and 1.62% by weight, respectively); and two solders containing an excessive amount of lead (measured value up to 63.8% by weight).
The body massager is therefore in violation of the EU Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) Regulation and the EU RoHS Directive.
As a result of the violations, the importers of all four products were required to withdraw the products from the European market.
GreenSoft’s data services can help prevent loss of market access for regulation violations
Compliance with EU REACH, EU RoHS, and EU POPs are requirements for affected companies that manufacture or distribute products in the European market. As demonstrated by the enforcement actions above, failure to comply with these regulations can result of loss of market access and other serious consequences for manufacturers and distributors.
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