Press Releases

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Jun 7, 2018, 8:53 PM
Vietnam has delayed the effective date of its new regulations on formaldehyde and azo dyes in textile products. The new date is January 1, 2019.Read more...
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Jun 7, 2018, 8:37 PM
A new version of ASTM D5489 for care labeling instructions has been released, bringing the standard into better alignment with ISO symbols and clarifying the FTC’s Care Labeling Rule.Read more...
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Jun 7, 2018, 8:31 PM
The EU has introduced restrictions on the use of 33 CMR substances in clothing, textiles and footwear.Read more...
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Jun 1, 2018, 8:37 AM
The EU has issued Directive (EU) 2018/725, amending the TSD migration limits for chromium (VI) in certain toy materials. The new rules become effective in November 2019.Read more...
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May 31, 2018, 11:03 AM
The Republic of Moldova’s technical regulations for toy safety have reflected the EU Toy Safety Directive since November 2017. Read more...
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May 26, 2018, 4:58 PM
Canada has expanded the scope of its regulations covering consumer products containing lead. The new law will come into effect on November 2, 2018Read more...
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May 26, 2018, 4:50 PM
Following a vote by the Board of Supervisors, San Francisco will become the third Californian city to ban the sale of new fur clothing and accessories, on January 1, 2019.Read more...
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May 25, 2018, 9:52 AM
CARB has published two documents relating to the formaldehyde regulations under CARB and the US EPA. In addition to a comparison document, CARB has also announced it will accept compliant composite wood products that are labeled as TSCA Title VI…Read more...
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May 25, 2018, 9:42 AM
Canada has introduced new restrictions on the use of lead and cadmium in children’s jewelry. The new restrictions come into effect on November 2, 2018.Read more...
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May 18, 2018, 8:15 PM
The latest edition of SGS’s EEC Newsletter covers the latest developments in international type approval for EE products, as well as recent product recalls in Europe and the USA.Read more...