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Restricted Substances Testing and Advisory Services

Stay compliant with evolving regulations and manage risk through restricted substance testing with UL Solutions.

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Achieve compliance with ever-changing restricted substances regulatory requirements

Keeping up with the numerous and constantly changing international regulations on restricted substances can be overwhelming. Non-compliance can result in dangerous product notifications, product recalls, and border rejections.

UL Solutions helps you stay compliant with evolving regulations through our restricted substances testing. With our expertise in chemical testing and management, we can help you mitigate the risk of fines and litigation. Our efficient and practical approach saves you time and effort while helping you manage risk and move towards compliance success.

Navigate restricted substances regulatory landscape with UL Solutions

Restricted substances refer to specific chemicals and substances that are regulated by laws and rules, which limit or prohibit their usage in products for consumers globally. A substance is subject to restriction if it presents a significant danger to human health or the environment. At present, REACH Annex XVII lists 59 different categories of restricted substances, which include over 1,000 different chemicals. Since 2012, there have been 2,204 dangerous product notifications for REACH and Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) non-compliance and more than 20% of all products withdrawn from the market are from REACH and RoHS non-compliance, according to Safety Gate data.

Understanding your products’ chemical makeup and emissions is key to demonstrating compliance and mitigating risk. With UL Solutions, you can leverage restricted substances testing to comply with emerging international standards and access full documentation required for compliance. Our experienced chemical testing team helps you understand potential human health risks and mitigate the risk of fines and litigation. We also provide ongoing education on new regulations under review to help you prepare for compliance now and in the future.

As a trusted provider of testing, inspection, and advisory services, UL Solutions has the expertise to help you meet a wide range of restricted substances regulations, including the following:

  • Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) 2 and 3 (phthalates) for electrical and electronic equipment, including United Arab Emirates (UAE) RoHS regulation
  • REACH SVHC (Article 33) and Restrictions (Article 67)
  • EU Persistent Organic Pollutants (POP) Regulation
  • California Prop 65
  • EU Medical Device Regulation (MDR)
  • Canadian Prohibition of Certain Toxic Substances
  • Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) for Ships
  • WEEE Directive

We have experience working with a variety of product categories, including:

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Household appliances

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Medical devices

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Building materials

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Personal care and beauty products

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Toys and juvenile products

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Plastics and components

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Industrial products

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Textile, apparel and footwear

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Food contact materials

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Pet products

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Premiums and promotional products

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Packaging materials

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Jewelry and watches

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CBD products

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General merchandise

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Why UL Solutions for restricted substances management?

Our holistic restricted substance management offering helps you gain greater control and visibility over your supply chain. Our full range of services includes not only restricted substances testing and advisory services, as well as restricted substances list (RSL) policy, training, test data management and control and validation.

UL Solutions can help you demonstrate compliance, evaluate products for potential hazardous materials, predict the toxicological effects of your products on human health and incorporate restricted substances awareness into your product development process. Our streamlined and practical approach requires minimal time and effort, delivering testing results in just four weeks. This quick and efficient process not only saves you time and money but also provides valuable information to help you prioritize risk and take the next step towards compliance.

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