Press Releases

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Jun 19, 2016, 3:52 PM
California’s OEHHA issued a notice, March 25, 2016, modifying its proposed revisions to the Proposition 65 (Prop 65) warning label regulations.Read more...
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Jun 19, 2016, 3:46 PM
Effective March 8, 2016, Brazil’s INMETRO implemented measures to remove toys containing 1,4-butanediol from sale. Similar toys not containing 1,4-butanediol, must now undergo mandatory testing and certification.Read more...
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Jun 19, 2016, 3:42 PM
Food contact material notification to the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) dropped by 18% in 2015, but they remain in the top 10 of all product category findings by EU Member State authorities.Read more...
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Jun 19, 2016, 3:38 PM
Under new measures approved by the US state of Washington the use of five flame-retardants in children’s products and residential upholstered furniture will be restricted, with effect from July 1, 2017.Read more...
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Jun 19, 2016, 3:32 PM
A number of Prop 65 Consent Decrees and/or Settlement Agreements involving DEHP have been reached for a wide variety of products. The parties in these settlements have agreed to reformulate or to provide Prop 65 warnings.Read more...
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Jun 19, 2016, 3:27 PM
In December 2015, the US voluntary industry standard covering sunglasses was updated from ANSI Z80.3:2010 to ANSI Z80.3:2015, bringing the code into closer alignment with existing US and International standards.Read more...
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Jun 19, 2016, 3:21 PM
From March 25, 2016, adult clothing that is exempt from testing under the Flammable Fabrics Act (FFA) will no longer require a General Conformity Certificate (GCC).Read more...
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Jun 19, 2016, 3:16 PM
The US has established a single comprehensive standard, ANSI/ISEA 107-2015, which considers all occupational tasks for High-Visibility Safety Apparel.Read more...
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Jun 19, 2016, 3:08 PM
Columbia’s telecommunications regulator has altered regulations pertaining to devices that connect to the Public Switching Telephone Network (PSTN).Read more...
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Jun 19, 2016, 3:02 PM
The World Trade Organization (WTO) has circulated a notification announcing a proposal from the EU to strengthen the migration limit for BPA in food contact plastics and to expand the scope of this new limit.Read more...