Press Releases

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Sep 14, 2016, 1:28 PM
SGS will be on booth I-054 (Hall 11.1) at this year’s “Kind + Jugend” exhibition, the self-styled “trade show for kids’ first years” (September 15-18, Cologne, Germany).Read more...
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Sep 12, 2016, 1:36 PM
US CPSC has issued an NPR for the exemption of polypropylene (PP), polyethylene (PE), high impact polystyrene (HIPS), and acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) from third party testing for regulated phthalates content.Read more...
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Sep 8, 2016, 12:52 PM
The US Department for Energy has issued the final rule for energy conservation regulations relating to battery charger efficiency. Stakeholders need to ensure compliance by June 13, 2018.Read more...
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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...