Topic Archives: Hardlines

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Sep 19, 2017, 10:20 AM
The EU has issued new draft proposals for the use of BPA in food contact materials and articles. The proposals amend current draft legislation and could become effective in late 2018.Read more...
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Sep 19, 2017, 10:09 AM
Effective July 1, 2017, the Seychelles no longer allows the use of polystyrene boxes, plastic bags and utensils. Instead, biodegradable versions must be used. Read more...
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Sep 18, 2017, 9:33 AM
Turkey has added the requirement for an EC Declaration of Conformity to accompany imported toys.Read more...
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Sep 15, 2017, 1:01 PM
In a recent final rule issued by the US CPSC, seven types of plastic containing certain additives have been exempted from third party testing for phthalates in toys and childcare articles. The new rule will become effective on September 29, 2017.Read more...
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Sep 15, 2017, 11:46 AM
The EU will bring into force new requirements concerning the use of DIBP in toys in March 2018. These changes are in the latest ATP of the CLP Regulation.Read more...
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Sep 13, 2017, 10:26 AM
Enforcement of New York State’s Albany County’s Toxic Free Toys Act, for children’s products and apparel, will begin on November 1, 2017.Read more...
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Sep 12, 2017, 10:14 AM
After a French court imposed a heavy fine on the distributor of an exploding pressurized cream dispenser, economic suppliers are reminded their products need to comply with both FCM regulations and general product safety standards.Read more...
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Sep 8, 2017, 10:10 AM
Following a period of consultation, the US EPA’s DFR allowing early labeling for compliant composite wood products has been accepted and will become effective in August 2017.Read more...
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Aug 31, 2017, 9:24 AM
Health Canada has issued proposals to reduce the number of strangulations from corded window coverings. The consultation period ends on August 31, 2017.Read more...
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Aug 18, 2017, 9:40 AM
The US state of Maine’s new measures to regulate flame retardants in residential upholstered furniture will come into effect on January 1, 2019.Read more...