Press Releases

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Jan 12, 2017, 2:23 PM
China’s new mandatory national standards for food contact materials and articles will start to become effective on April 19, 2017. The final two GB standards will come into force on October 19, 2017.Read more...
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Jan 12, 2017, 2:01 PM
South Korea has issued proposals to amend the regulations regarding toy safety. If accepted, the changes will update Safety Confirmation ANNEX VI Toys.Read more...
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Jan 9, 2017, 10:51 AM
Health Canada has begun a consultation period relating to proposed changes to the Consumer Products Containing Lead (Contact with Mouth) Regulations. The consultation process will run from December 3, 2016 to February 15, 2017.Read more...
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Jan 9, 2017, 9:55 AM
As awareness within the textile industry increases regarding the harm caused by hazardous chemicals, more manufacturers are now using the 4C model for implementing an effective chemical management program.Read more...
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Jan 6, 2017, 10:50 AM
Belgium announces new regulations regarding food contact varnishes and coatings. The new law, issued via Royal Decree, entered into force on January 1, 2017Read more...
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Jan 4, 2017, 10:56 AM
Several Prop 65 settlements have been concluded in California relating to the use of lead in a wide variety of consumer products. The settlements ask for a variety of measures, including reformulation and/or the use of a Prop 65 warning.Read more...
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Jan 4, 2017, 10:39 AM
Several Californian Prop 65 settlements have been reached relating to the use of phthalates in certain consumer products. The settlements call for either reformulation or the inclusion of a Prop 65 warning. Read more...
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Jan 3, 2017, 9:15 PM
Several Prop 65 settlements have been concluded for a wide variety of consumer products. The settlements have resulted in an agreement to reformulate or provide a Prop 65 warning.Read more...
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Jan 3, 2017, 8:57 PM
The US state of Maine has issued a proposal to include two flame retardants in its list of Priority Chemicals. If accepted their presence in certain children’s products will require reporting to the DEP. Read more...
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Jan 3, 2017, 8:41 PM
California has concluded several Prop 65 settlements involving inclusion of DEHP in consumer products. The agreements require the reformulation of DEHP to levels equal or below 0.1% and, in some cases, a Prop 65 warning will be allowed. Read more...