Press Releases

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Jun 27, 2017, 8:21 PM
Australia has published a new safety standard for dummies and dummy chains. Published on May 8, 2017, the Australian Consumer Goods (Babies’ Dummies and Dummy Chains) Safety Standard 2017 allows for a transition period until July 1, 2019.Read more...
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Jun 27, 2017, 11:35 AM
Changes in playpen design and use, and requests from manufacturers for greater alignment with US requirements, has led to Health Canada issuing proposals to strengthen playpen regulations. Read more...
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Jun 22, 2017, 9:58 AM
Turkey has issued proposals to regulate food contact materials and articles, including the creation of 17 categories of food contact material and article. The proposed date of entry into force is August 30, 2017.Read more...
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Jun 22, 2017, 9:43 AM
The US EPA has issued a proposal to extend the transition period for compliance with the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) regulations relating to formaldehyde emissions from composite wood products.Read more...
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Jun 21, 2017, 9:45 AM
The CPSC has issued proposals to create a safety standard for booster seats based on ASTM F2640–17 1. The consultation period ends on August 2, 2017. Read more...
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Jun 14, 2017, 10:03 AM
Algeria has issued new regulations for food contact materials and articles. They will come into effect on June 6, 2017.Read more...
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Jun 13, 2017, 9:35 AM
Following a public consultation in 2016, Hong Kong has published an amended list of standards that demonstrate up-to-date safety requirements for certain toys and children’s products.Read more...
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Jun 9, 2017, 12:51 PM
SGS art expert, Yan Walther, addressed attendees at the opening of the Artron Art Center, Shenzhen, on May 11, 2017. He explained why correct documentation, due diligence and condition reporting are so important to the modern art market. Read more...
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Jun 9, 2017, 12:45 PM
SGS recently held a seminar in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, looking at recent changes to European outdoor furniture standards – the EN 581-series. Read more...
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Jun 7, 2017, 8:53 AM
The EU publishes new restrictions on BPA migration in certain toys. The tougher restrictions will come into effect on November 26, 2018.Read more...