SGS Summarizes New Zealand’s Proposed Revision to Lead Requirements for Paints and Graphic Materials

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has published SafeGuardS 155.23 to keep stakeholders informed about New Zealand’s proposal to revise its lead requirements for paints and graphic materials.

The proposed changes were announced by the New Zealand Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) in October 2023. If accepted, they will reduce the risks associated with lead in corrosion inhibitors and graphic materials such as crayons, finger paints and felt-tip pens. It would revise several group standards:
– Six aerosol group standards
– Six corrosion inhibitor group standards
– One graphic materials group standard
– 24 surface coatings and colorants group standards

SGS publishes SafeGuardS to keep interested parties informed about regulatory and market changes that may impact their business. SafeGuardS 155.23 summarizes the proposal and includes a table with highlights of the proposed changes.

Stakeholders should review SafeGuardS 155.23 for more details.

The New Zealand EPA will accept comments on the proposal until January 26, 2024.

SGS Hardgoods, Toys and Juvenile Products
SGS offers a comprehensive range of testing solutions to help paint manufacturers produce safe and compliant products for markets around the world. Testing solutions include determining content for heavy metals, and content and emissions for formaldehyde and VOCs. In addition, they provide performance testing services for paints and painting tools. After all, it’s only trusted because it’s tested. Learn more about SGS Hardgoods, Toys and Juvenile Products Services.

SGS SafeGuardS keep you up to date with the latest news and developments in the consumer goods industry. Read the full New Zealand Consults Over Proposed Revisions to Lead Requirements for Paints and Graphic Materials SafeGuardS.

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For further information contact:

Dr. HingWo Tsang
Global Information and Innovation Manager
Tel: (+852) 2774 7420
LinkedIn: SGS Connectivity & Products

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