Press Releases

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Feb 15, 2018, 10:12 AM
The US CPSC has published a new method for phthalates and a final rule allowing accredited laboratories two years to update their scope of accreditation.Read more...
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Feb 15, 2018, 10:02 AM
The US CPSC has expanded the list of phthalates exempted from third-party testing on seven types of plastic. The rule relates to toys and childcare articles and will come into effect in April 2018.Read more...
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Feb 15, 2018, 9:53 AM
Vinylidene chloride has been listed under California Proposition 65 as a chemical known to cause cancer. From December 29, 2018, suppliers will be required to provide a ‘clear and reasonable’ warning.Read more...
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Feb 14, 2018, 9:58 AM
Vehicle manufacturers are being encouraged by SGS-TÜV Saar to book onto a one-day course in anticipation of new ISO standards for automotive electrical and electronic systems set to come into force in May 2018.Read more...
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Feb 14, 2018, 9:46 AM
The European Commission has published new restrictions on the use of D4 and D5 in wash-off cosmetic products. The new regulations come into effect on February 1, 2020. Read more...
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Feb 14, 2018, 9:35 AM
Australia has published a new standard for swimming and flotation aids that will replace the existing regulations on December 20, 2019. Until that date, both the old and new standards may be used.Read more...
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Feb 9, 2018, 9:43 AM
On November 21, 2017, the EU published Directive (EU) 2017/2102 to amend RoHS. The update alters the restriction’s scope and exemption validity periods. Read more...
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Feb 8, 2018, 10:00 AM
Canada has published proposals to ban asbestos. If accepted, the ban is expected to come into effect in early 2019. Read more...
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Feb 7, 2018, 9:34 AM
Down jackets offer exemplary insulating characteristics, but not all down jackets are the same. SGS explains what makes the perfect down jacket.Read more...
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Feb 6, 2018, 9:39 AM
The US ENERGY STAR program has been highly successful since its instigation in 1992. SGS looks at some of the ways and reasons it has succeeded.Read more...