Press Releases

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Oct 11, 2016, 10:36 AM
Several retailers in the United States have been found in contravention of both the Fur Products Labeling Act and the Textile Fiber Identification Act. Manufacturers and retailers working in the US are now advised to check they are compliant with the laws…Read more...
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Oct 8, 2016, 9:25 AM
The US CPSC has issued a draft notice of proposed rulemaking for baby changing products. If the proposal is adopted, it will amend 16 CFR part 1112 to include 16 CFR part 1236 in the list of notice of requirements.Read more...
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Oct 7, 2016, 12:03 PM
US President Barack Obama issued Executive Order 13627, "Strengthening Protections Against Trafficking in Persons in Federal Contracts," in September 2012. This gives federal contractors and subcontractors (including agents) extra responsibilities for…Read more...
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Oct 6, 2016, 12:39 PM
The word “flammable” has the same meaning as “inflammable”: easily set on fire. But just how easily can this happen to certain items of clothing? Read more...
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Oct 4, 2016, 9:19 PM
The European Chemical Agency has instigated a public consultation on six potential Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC), including Bisphenol A. Interested parties have until October 21, 2016, to submit comments.Read more...
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Oct 4, 2016, 9:12 PM
SGS revolutionizes the monitoring of the state of conservation of artworks across sales, shipping and exhibitions thanks to an international network of accredited paintings conservators, proprietary software and rigorous museum level procedures.Read more...
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Oct 4, 2016, 10:29 AM
Art services expert Yan Walther recently spoke to Natural Le Coultre, a leader in the field of art transportation, storage and conservation, about SGS’s services, capabilities and experience in the sector.Read more...
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Oct 4, 2016, 10:12 AM
The “Cradle to Cradle” design framework, which applies to both technical and biological ecosystems, is driving the continuous improvement of products.Read more...
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Oct 4, 2016, 7:44 AM
The global harmonization of age grading principles for toys is a prerequisite for assessing standards’ requirements in the same way. The worldwide acceptance of such guidelines is an important step towards international alignment.Read more...
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Sep 29, 2016, 10:48 PM
All companies need to monitor their supply chains to ensure that nobody is being exploited or otherwise subjected to modern forms of slavery. Although new laws have been introduced around the world to protect workers and support companies in their efforts…Read more...