SGS Summarizes Standards Showing Conformity with Nickel Release Restrictions Under REACH

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has published a SafeGuardS summarizing the EU’s publishing of a list of standards that demonstrate conformity with nickel release requirements under entry 27 in Annex XVII of Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH).

The latest list of standards for presumption of conformity were published in the Official Journal of the EU (OJEU) on December 20, 2023. This follows the issuing of EN 1811:2023 for the release of nickel from all post assemblies that are inserted into pierced parts of the human body and articles intended to come into direct and prolonged contact with the skin by the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) in February 2023.

SGS publishes SafeGuardS to keep stakeholders informed about regulatory and market changes that may impact their business. SafeGuardS 002.24 provides an overview of the revised list and includes a table detailing the new standards and the iterations they replace.

Stakeholders are advised to review SGS’s original SafeGuardS 002.24 for more information.

The revised list of standards came into effect on December 20, 2023.

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SGS keeps interested parties informed about developments and changes to the REACH regulations. In addition, they offer comprehensive solutions to help business ensure their products remain in compliance with the latest requirements governing the registration, evaluation, authorization and restriction of chemicals in the EU. In the end, it’s only trusted because it’s tested. Learn more about SGS’s REACH Services.

SGS SafeGuardS keep you up to date with the latest news and developments in the consumer goods industry. Read the full EU Harmonizes EN 1811:2023 for Nickel Restriction under REACH SafeGuardS.

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For further information contact:

Dr. HingWo Tsang
Global Information and Innovation Manager
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