Topic Archives: Hardlines

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Jan 17, 2018, 9:40 AM
The CEN has published a new standard for finger paints. It is anticipated the new standard will be harmonized for compliance with the Toy Safety Directive by March 2018.Read more...
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Jan 17, 2018, 9:15 AM
Vietnam has issued proposals to strengthen its requirements on toy safety. The proposal was circulated in WTO document number 17-6733. Read more...
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Jan 16, 2018, 10:00 AM
Health Canada has published proposals to update its mandatory requirements and tests for magnetic toys. Comments must be forwarded to Health Canada by January 17, 2018.Read more...
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Jan 4, 2018, 11:10 AM
The US CPSC published a new safety standard for children’s folding chairs and stools in December 2017. It will become effective in June 2018.Read more...
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Dec 22, 2017, 10:33 AM
The exemption for laboratory furniture in EN 16121 was removed in late 2017. The amendment also included other minor modifications.Read more...
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Dec 15, 2017, 10:19 AM
The US CPSC has published a DFR to mandate the latest version of ASTM F963 as the consumer safety standard for toys. The CPSC has accepted all changes to ASTM F963 bar one.Read more...
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Dec 10, 2017, 7:08 AM
The US CPSC has published a NPR to allow accredited laboratories to update the scope of their testing to include new restrictions on eight phthalates. Read more...
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Dec 9, 2017, 4:23 AM
SGS has been named as a premium partner for the Australasian Furnishing Association. SGS company will provide up-to-date technical information and testing services to AFA’s Members internationallyRead more...
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Dec 8, 2017, 11:04 AM
The US CPSC has published its latest data on accident statistics relating to the use of toys. The data shows that around 240,000 injuries and 7 deaths were reported in 2016.Read more...
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Dec 8, 2017, 10:47 AM
On October 21, 2017, an updated list of childcare article standards given presumption of conformity to decree 91-1292, was published in the French Official Journal. Read more...