Press Releases

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Nov 17, 2017, 9:46 AM
ASTM has updated the labelling requirements for its clothing storage tip-over safety standard – ASTM F2057.Read more...
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Nov 16, 2017, 10:10 AM
The US EPA has published a DFR revising the voluntary consensus standards for formaldehyde emission in composite wood. Stakeholders had until November 9, 2017 to submit adverse comments. Without them, the DFR will become effective on December 11, 2017.Read more...
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Nov 15, 2017, 12:11 PM
SGS’s high-tech facility in Suwanee, Georgia, USA, has expanded its range of services to include two new certifications for electro-medical equipment – IEC 60601-2-26 & 60601-2-40.Read more...
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Nov 15, 2017, 10:27 AM
The CPSC has issued a final rule under CPSIA, restricting the use of eight phthalates in children’s toys and childcare articles from April 25, 2018.Read more...
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Nov 14, 2017, 5:17 PM
SGS Art Services has produced a short film to document their contribution to the television series, “The Sense of Beauty”. During the show, they explain how their high-tech scientific examination identified a lost Cubist painting by Belgian artist, René…Read more...
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Nov 14, 2017, 5:06 PM
SGS has opened its newly expanded textile and footwear testing facility in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The expanded laboratory provides the full range of physical and chemical testing capabilities to comply with domestic and international standards.Read more...
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Nov 13, 2017, 11:05 AM
U.S. CPSC will issue a Final Rule to effectively restrict eight phthalates in children’s toys and child care articles. It will become effective 180 days after it is published in the Federal Register, on April 25, 2018.Read more...
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Nov 9, 2017, 10:03 AM
South Korea updated its safety standards for infant and children’s textile products in January 2017. The new rules become effective in February 2018.Read more...
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Nov 8, 2017, 10:23 AM
On September 8, 2017, the EU added a standard for portable cooking devices, EN 60335-2-9:2003, in the OJ list of the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) 2014/35/EU. The standard includes a restriction.Read more...
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Nov 2, 2017, 11:24 AM
Israel is revising its national standards – SI 562 part 3 and part 7 – to harmonize them with European standards. Read more...