Topic Archives: Consumer Products

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Aug 20, 2018, 12:26 PM
Until July 1, 2018, ten regions of China have increased the minimum wage level. The rise, an average of ten percent, continues the conservative trend seen in recent years.Read more...
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Aug 10, 2018, 10:58 AM
Businesses operating in California are subject to the provisions of Prop 65, a unique consumer-led initiative. Recent settlements have covered phthalates, lead, and other substances in a wide range of consumer products.Read more...
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Aug 9, 2018, 10:11 AM
SGS reminds stakeholders about the latest California Prop 65 settlement agreements involving the use of DINP in a variety of products. Read more...
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Aug 9, 2018, 10:00 AM
On February 2, 2018, the Chinese province of Shandong issued updated regulations regarding responsibility and implementation of fire safety measures. These regulations came into force on April 1, 2018. Read more...
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Jul 12, 2018, 3:35 PM
Since April 2018, two Californian Prop 65 settlement agreements have been reached involving BPA in consumer products. The agreements concern thermal paper and cell phone cases. Read more...
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Jun 15, 2018, 9:56 AM
The EU has expanded its list of CMRs under Annex XVII of REACH – the expanded list includes formaldehyde, which was restricted from May 24, 2018. Read more...
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Jun 8, 2018, 10:11 AM
The EU has amended the CLP Regulation on Substances and Mixtures with ATP-11. This will come into effective on December 1, 2019.Read more...
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May 10, 2018, 9:57 AM
The EU has introduced restrictions on methanol and NMP under Annex XVII of REACH. These restrictions come into effect in phases, starting on May 9, 2019.Read more...
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May 6, 2018, 2:53 AM
Stakeholders have until May 14, 2018, to submit comments on U.S. CPSC and Health Canada’s proposal to introduce human factors into the design process for consumer products.Read more...
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May 4, 2018, 11:05 AM
WTO circulates draft proposal from the EU to expand it restrictions on phthalates in some consumer products. If adopted, as is expected, the restrictions will cover toys and childcare items from late 2018.Read more...