Press Releases

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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...
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Jan 4, 2018, 11:25 AM
Taiwan introduces regulations to ban the use of fifteen substances, including safrole, in the manufacture of cosmetic products. The new rules come into effect on July 1, 2018.Read more...
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Jan 4, 2018, 11:10 AM
The US CPSC published a new safety standard for children’s folding chairs and stools in December 2017. It will become effective in June 2018.Read more...