SGS Summarizes Release of AFIRM 2024 Restricted Substances List (RSL) Guidance

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has published SafeGuardS 031.24 to provide stakeholders with an overview of the changes brought in by the publishing of the Apparel and Footwear International RSL Management (AFIRM) 2024 Restricted Substance List (RSL) Guidance.

Published on February 1, 2024, this guidance provides the reader with:
– List of substance of concern
– CAS numbers
– Limits
– Test methods
– Legislated reporting limits
– Details on where substance are commonly used in the apparel and footwear industries

Major chances introduced in the latest version of the AFIRM RSL Guidance include:
– Test methods and reporting limits added/updated
– New in 2024 additional notes and information
– List expanded with new substances

SGS experts publish SafeGuardS to keep stakeholders informed about regulatory and market changes that may impact their business. SafeGuardS 031.24 contains details of the scope contained within the RSL Guidance along with details of the changes and its benefits for businesses operating in the apparel and footwear sector.

Stakeholders are advised to review SGS’ original SafeGuardS 031.24 for more information.  

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SGS has a worldwide network of over 40 state-of-the-art laboratories, including 10 in China, specializing in testing of apparel, footwear, and home textiles. Their committed team is drawn from multi-disciplinary backgrounds, allowing them to conduct a comprehensive range of physical, chemical, and functional testing services for components, materials and finished products. SGS helps companies ensure quality, performance, and compliance with international, industrial, and regulatory standards worldwide. In the end, it’s only trusted because it’s tested. Learn more about SGS’s Softlines Services.

SGS SafeGuardS keep you up to date with the latest news and developments in the consumer goods industry. Read the full AFIRM Releases 2024 Restricted Substances List (RSL) Guidance for Suppliers SafeGuardS.

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For further information contact:

Dr. Min Zhu
US & Canada Softlines Business Head – Softlines
Tel: +19734611230
LinkedIn: SGS Connectivity & Products

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