Press Releases

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Apr 27, 2018, 11:11 AM
SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, is urging manufacturers of medical electrical devices to prepare for revised International Medical Safety EMC Standard, IEC 60601-1-2 Edition 4, which takes effect from…Read more...
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Apr 26, 2018, 10:12 AM
In February 2018, Ukraine adopted new Technical Rules for Toy Safety, bringing it into line with European standards. The new regulations will become effective on September 21, 2018.Read more...
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Apr 26, 2018, 10:01 AM
ISO has published a new version of toy standard ISO 8124-1. The updated version is more closely aligned with both Europe’s EN 71 and the USA’s ASTM F963. Read more...
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Apr 26, 2018, 9:51 AM
Starting on July 1, 2018, Washington State in the US will begin implementing restrictions on the use of perfluorinated chemicals in firefighting foams. Read more...
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Apr 25, 2018, 8:58 PM
Under PPE Regulation (EU) 2016/425 domestic oven gloves and mitts are now categorized as Category II PPE. Retailers and manufacturers must ensure their products comply with the latest rules. Read more...
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Apr 24, 2018, 3:20 PM
China’s MIIT has published two documents relating to RoHS 2. The catalogue and exemption list were issued on March 15, 2018. Read more...
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Apr 23, 2018, 5:53 PM
On March 12, 2018, SGS’s CEBEC laboratory in Brussels hosted the European Commission’s annual meeting on RAPEX.Read more...
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Apr 23, 2018, 10:52 AM
Taiwan’s RoHS has different effective dates for different EE product categories. SGS is now advising stakeholders to now ensure their products are compliant with the relevant restrictions. Read more...
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Apr 20, 2018, 3:05 PM
China implemented an amended version of its industry standard for brassieres – FZ/T 73012 – on April 1, 2018.Read more...
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Apr 19, 2018, 9:46 AM
The ASEAN Cosmetic Committee is introducing amendments to its Cosmetic Directive, to maintain its compatibility with European regulations. Read more...