The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) has unveiled two new product safety tools as part of its growing chemical management and product safety toolbox.
The ‘Restricted Substances List Covering California Proposition 65′ serves as a guide to help firms comply with Proposition 65, California’s labeling law which requires the state to keep a list of chemicals that cause cancer or reproductive toxicity. The publication details the lowest limits on certain chemicals for products in the fashion and fashion accessories industry.
The ‘International Drawstring Requirements Comparison Chart’ provides an examination of global drawstring requirements, definitions and regulations, which vary across markets.
“The new tools AAFA released today are part of a robust strategy to make global compliance easier and more efficient,” said AAFA president and CEO Kevin Burke.
“Whether it is chemical management or drawstring regulations, AAFA is committed to keeping the entire industry ahead of the curve when it comes to understanding the global regulations that significantly impact how the industry functions and makes decisions when selling products all over the world.”
The AAFA has also released an updated Chinese language version of its Restricted Substances List (RSL), which covers chemicals and other substances whose presence in a product is restricted through a government regulation or law.
The tenth release of the English language version reflects changes spurred by REACH and other state and international regulations.
The tools, which can be downloaded from the AAFA website, have been released in conjunction with the AAFA’s International Product Safety and Environmental Compliance Conference in Shanghai, China and its Product Safety and Sustainability Seminar and Exhibition in Long Beach, California.