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Feb 28, 2017, 8:30 PM
The EU published a revised version of the EN 581-3 Standard for Outdoor Tables in January 2017. The new standard, entitled EN 581-3:2017, supersedes EN 581-3:2007. Read more...
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Feb 24, 2017, 8:29 AM
France extends its temporary restrictions on formamide in toy puzzle mats until May 23, 2017. From May 24, 2017, the restrictions will effectively fall under the scope of an amendment to the EU Toy Safety Directive. Read more...
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Feb 24, 2017, 8:17 AM
The EU has published draft guidance on the restriction of PAHs under Annex XVII of REACH. This follows an expansion of the scope of restrictions in December 2015. Stakeholders have until April 19, 2017, to make representation to the ECHA.Read more...
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Feb 23, 2017, 5:12 PM
China has recently seen growth in the sportswear market and so governmental authorities are increasing their spot-checking of sports garments.Read more...
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Feb 23, 2017, 11:21 AM
The ECHA has published draft guidance and is seeking comments relating to the restriction of nickel falling under Annex XVII of REACH. The deadline for the submission of comments is April 19, 2017.Read more...
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Feb 21, 2017, 2:02 PM
Organizations relying on supply chains that involve workers in Turkey need to be aware of the Turkish Government’s efforts to protect Syrian refugees from exploitation and present legal employment opportunities. Read more...
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Feb 21, 2017, 1:49 PM
According to the Finnish Safety and Chemicals Agency (Tukes), electric stoves are the most dangerous home appliance. But there are ways to improve safety and prevent accidents.Read more...
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Feb 21, 2017, 8:15 AM
CEN has published a new standard, EN 12868:2017, for the release of n-nitrosamines and n-nitrosatable substances from elastomer or rubber teats and soothers. The 2017 version contains several important changes to the previous 1999 version. Read more...
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Feb 20, 2017, 11:47 AM
The US CPSC has accepted ASTM F963-16 as the mandatory toy safety standard. Unless significant adverse comments are received by the CPSC before March 6, 2017, it will become effective on April 30, 2017.Read more...
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Feb 17, 2017, 12:02 PM
CEN has published a new standard, EN 71-12:2016, for n-nitrosamines and n-nitrosatable substances in toys. The new standard is expected to be given the status of a national standard by June 2017.Read more...