Press Releases

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Apr 28, 2017, 2:53 PM
Turkey has amended its Toy Safety Regulations, allowing the use of nickel in certain toy applications and adding restrictions for nine chemicals.Read more...
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Apr 28, 2017, 2:36 PM
The European Commission’s 2016 RAPEX Annual Report details 244 notifications concerning unsafe products being sold online. The report also notes stabilization in the number of notifications and an increase in member state reactions. Read more...
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Apr 28, 2017, 9:52 AM
New US and European standards for formaldehyde emissions from composite wood products, mean manufacturers are turning to SGS to help ensure compliance.Read more...
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Apr 27, 2017, 10:25 AM
The CPSC has published a proposal for an Infant Inclined Sleep Product Safety Standard, codified under 16 CFR Part 1236. The proposed standard adopts the existing voluntary standard ASTM F3118-17. Read more...
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Apr 27, 2017, 10:07 AM
With increasing international acknowledgement of the toxic threat posed by microplastics and microfibers, SGS has developed a new service to analyze the release of microfibers from synthetic garments during domestic laundering. Read more...
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Apr 26, 2017, 9:54 AM
2016 Rapex annual report reveals a 63% increase in the number of cosmetic and personal care product recalls.Read more...
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Apr 26, 2017, 9:37 AM
SGS expands support for personal care manufacturers in product development and quality control with the acquisition of IPS.Read more...
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Apr 26, 2017, 9:14 AM
The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) has published a revision to US toy safety standard ASTM F963. Now known as ASTM F963-16, it becomes a mandatory requirement from April 30, 2017.Read more...
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Apr 16, 2017, 7:12 AM
Several Prop 65 settlements have been made on the use of lead in certain consumer products. A Prop 65 warning is allowed as an alternative in some of these settlements. Read more...
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Apr 16, 2017, 6:57 AM
Several California Prop 65 settlements have been reached involving the use of phthalates in a wide variety of products. These agreements call for reformulation or the use of a Prop 65 warning. In two cases, an unlisted phthalate – DIBP – is included in…Read more...