Press Releases

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May 9, 2018, 11:02 AM
In May 2017, CEN published a new European standard, EN 16890:2017 concerning mattresses used for young children in cots and cribs.Read more...
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May 8, 2018, 10:50 AM
Canada has issued proposals to amend its regulations on mercury content limits for certain fluorescent lamps so that they more closely align with the Minamata Convention on Mercury. 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, 12:13 PM
The WTO has circulated Malaysia’s draft amendment that will require feeding bottle and teats to display specified label information. If adopted, the proposal will amend the Food Regulations 1985. 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...
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May 4, 2018, 10:58 AM
The ECHA has published a guidance document providing general considerations on the scope of restrictions on PAHs in consumer products. The document also includes examples of products and components falling inside and outside the restrictions. Read more...
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May 3, 2018, 10:18 AM
Hong Kong issues new list of international standards that demonstrate compliance with its Toys and Children’s Products Safety Ordinance. The list becomes effective on August 1, 2018.Read more...
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May 1, 2018, 8:08 PM
SGS offers advice to consumers on how to choose the right type of underwear and how to care for it.Read more...
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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...