Press Releases

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Sep 7, 2016, 9:55 AM
The ‘Umbrella Project’, a group of +34 global industry associations, has responded to recommendations concerning RoHS ‘Pack 9’ Exemptions. Read more...
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Sep 5, 2016, 9:35 AM
The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People’s Republic of China has implemented a new Industrial Standard, QB/T 1002-2015, for leather shoes. The new standard was implemented on March 1, 2016.Read more...
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Sep 1, 2016, 1:12 PM
The Australian Toy Association (ATA) has published a new Industry Code for consumer goods containing button batteries. The code – dated July 29, 2016 – aims to minimize the hazards associated with children swallowing the coin-sized lithium cells.Read more...
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Aug 31, 2016, 11:23 AM
San Francisco recently became the first US city to set a comprehensive ban on the use of polystyrene foam in consumer products. The Californian city has also set mandatory standards for compostable and biodegradable plastics.Read more...
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Aug 26, 2016, 11:49 AM
The EU has published ATP-9, the 9th adaptation to technical and scientific progress to the CLP Regulation, containing important changes to Table 3.1 of Part 3 of Annex VI.Read more...
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Aug 23, 2016, 6:19 PM
Updating toy safety standards, on June 30, 2016 Joint Standard Australia/Standards New Zealand Committee CS-018, published AS/NZS 8124.1:2016 and AS/NZS 8124.2:2016. These replace AS/NZS ISO 8124.1:2013 and AS/NZS ISO 8124.2:2009 respectively.Read more...
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Aug 19, 2016, 4:26 PM
Health Canada's new CCBR introduced on June 29, 2016 is set to strengthen protection for children and babies.Read more...
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Aug 9, 2016, 12:02 PM
Following a period of public consultation, the European Commission has published plans to restrict CMRs in textile articles and clothing. These restrictions will be implemented in two phases.Read more...
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Aug 8, 2016, 8:42 AM
The WTO has published EU proposals to strengthen the migration limit for BPA in toys for children under 36 months, and for toys intended to be placed in the mouth.Read more...
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Aug 8, 2016, 8:35 AM
Japan has introduced new regulations regarding polyethylene naphthalate (PEN) use in food contact materials and articles. The new law takes effect on December 6, 2016.Read more...