Topic Archives: Hardlines

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Nov 17, 2017, 9:46 AM
ASTM has updated the labelling requirements for its clothing storage tip-over safety standard – ASTM F2057.Read more...
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Nov 16, 2017, 10:10 AM
The US EPA has published a DFR revising the voluntary consensus standards for formaldehyde emission in composite wood. Stakeholders had until November 9, 2017 to submit adverse comments. Without them, the DFR will become effective on December 11, 2017.Read more...
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Nov 15, 2017, 10:27 AM
The CPSC has issued a final rule under CPSIA, restricting the use of eight phthalates in children’s toys and childcare articles from April 25, 2018.Read more...
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Nov 13, 2017, 11:05 AM
U.S. CPSC will issue a Final Rule to effectively restrict eight phthalates in children’s toys and child care articles. It will become effective 180 days after it is published in the Federal Register, on April 25, 2018.Read more...
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Nov 2, 2017, 11:24 AM
Israel is revising its national standards – SI 562 part 3 and part 7 – to harmonize them with European standards. Read more...
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Oct 27, 2017, 9:45 AM
SGS has extended its global furniture fire testing capabilities, and become a member of the AFHA. Read more...
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Oct 18, 2017, 11:05 AM
The US state of Rhode Island has introduced a law restricting the use of organohalogen flame retardants in upholstered furniture and bedding.Read more...
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Oct 18, 2017, 10:55 AM
A revised version of the CEN standard for high chairs has been published – EN14988:2017. It can be used as a voluntary standard to show compliance with the General Product Safety Directive.Read more...
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Oct 17, 2017, 8:39 PM
Accessing China’s furniture market can be difficult if you don’t understand its complex legal and regulatory systems. SGS provides a breakdown of the authorities governing furniture standards in China.Read more...
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Oct 17, 2017, 1:50 PM
SGS looks at the RAPEX data from 2016 to help manufacturers of childcare articles and children’s equipment avoid costly and damaging recalls.Read more...