Press Releases

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Jan 31, 2018, 10:37 AM
New Zealand’s EPA updated Cosmetic Products Group Standard on December 1, 2017.Read more...
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Jan 25, 2018, 3:45 PM
Brazil has circulated proposals to reduce the levels of lead permitted in paints and similar surface coating materials. If accepted, the new requirements will strengthen the lead content limit by approximately seven-fold. Read more...
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Jan 17, 2018, 9:40 AM
The CEN has published a new standard for finger paints. It is anticipated the new standard will be harmonized for compliance with the Toy Safety Directive by March 2018.Read more...
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Jan 17, 2018, 9:15 AM
Vietnam has issued proposals to strengthen its requirements on toy safety. The proposal was circulated in WTO document number 17-6733. Read more...
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Jan 16, 2018, 10:00 AM
Health Canada has published proposals to update its mandatory requirements and tests for magnetic toys. Comments must be forwarded to Health Canada by January 17, 2018.Read more...
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Jan 5, 2018, 10:29 AM
The European Commission has implemented restrictions on the use of peanut oil, its extracts and derivatives, and hydrolyzed wheat protein. Read more...
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Jan 5, 2018, 10:21 AM
In December 2017, a new Prop 65 settlement agreement was reached concerning the use of BPA in thermal paper.Read more...
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Jan 5, 2018, 10:17 AM
Several Prop 65 settlement agreements involving phthalates have been reached covering a wide variety of products. The agreements require reformulation or the use of a Prop 65 warning as an alternative.Read more...
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Jan 5, 2018, 10:10 AM
In recent months, several Prop 65 settlement agreements have been reached involving the use of lead in certain consumer products. The settlements require reformulation or, in some instances, the application of a Prop 65 warning. Read more...
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Jan 5, 2018, 9:59 AM
Several Prop 65 settlements reached on the use of DEHP in a wide variety of products. The settlement agreements involve the reformulation of DEHP to less than or equal to 0.1%, with some settlements allowing the use of a Prop 65 warning.Read more...