SGS Issues SafeGuardS on New European Standard EN 1811:2023 for Nickel Release

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has published a SafeGuardS to help businesses operating in Europe understand the changes brought in by EN 1811:2023 for nickel release.

The European Committee for Standardization (CEN) published EN 1811:2023 in February 2023. This is the latest reference test method for the release of nickel from:

– All post assemblies that are inserted into pierced parts of the human body
– Articles intended to come into direct and prolonged contact with human skin

EN 1811:2023 determines whether an article complies with entry No. 27 to Annex XVII of Regulation (EC) 1907/2006 (REACH).

Stakeholders should note, EN 1811:2023 does not apply to spectacle frames and sunglasses, which are subject to the requirements in EN 16128 ‘Ophthalmic optics – Reference method for the testing of spectacle frames and sunglasses for nickel release’.

EN 1811:2023 will be given the status of a national standard by August 2023, with all conflicting national standards being withdrawn by this date at the latest.

SGS has published SafeGuardS 044.23 to help stakeholders understand the changes introduced by EN 1811:2023. It includes a detailed table that summarizes all the major changes.

Stakeholders are advised to review SGS’s original SafeGuardS 044.23 to learn more.

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SGS SafeGuardS keep you up to date with the latest news and developments in the consumer goods industry. Read the full CEN Issues EN 1811:2023 for Nickel Release SafeGuardS.

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For further information contact:

Dr. HingWo Tsang
Global Information and Innovation Manager
Tel: (+852) 2774 7420
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