Press Releases

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Feb 21, 2017, 2:02 PM
Organizations relying on supply chains that involve workers in Turkey need to be aware of the Turkish Government’s efforts to protect Syrian refugees from exploitation and present legal employment opportunities. Read more...
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Feb 21, 2017, 1:49 PM
According to the Finnish Safety and Chemicals Agency (Tukes), electric stoves are the most dangerous home appliance. But there are ways to improve safety and prevent accidents.Read more...
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Feb 21, 2017, 8:15 AM
CEN has published a new standard, EN 12868:2017, for the release of n-nitrosamines and n-nitrosatable substances from elastomer or rubber teats and soothers. The 2017 version contains several important changes to the previous 1999 version. Read more...
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Feb 20, 2017, 11:47 AM
The US CPSC has accepted ASTM F963-16 as the mandatory toy safety standard. Unless significant adverse comments are received by the CPSC before March 6, 2017, it will become effective on April 30, 2017.Read more...
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Feb 17, 2017, 12:02 PM
CEN has published a new standard, EN 71-12:2016, for n-nitrosamines and n-nitrosatable substances in toys. The new standard is expected to be given the status of a national standard by June 2017.Read more...
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Feb 17, 2017, 11:42 AM
Switzerland has strengthened its regulations regarding food contact materials and articles (FMCs) by establishing special requirements for ten groups of FCM as part of the nation’s new ‘Food Law 2017’.Read more...
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Feb 16, 2017, 11:49 AM
Switzerland updates its Toys Ordinance to incorporate the latest European toy safety requirements in Directive 2009/48/EC. The new law becomes effective on May 1, 2017.Read more...
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Feb 15, 2017, 10:24 AM
SGS in France has upgraded equipment and gained new accreditation to demonstrate products’ compliance with EN 14749 and EN 16121 – domestic and non-domestic storage furniture. Read more...
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Feb 15, 2017, 9:52 AM
On November 1, 2016, China implemented a new national standard - GB/T 32614-2016 Outdoor Sportswear—Water Resistant Garment.Read more...
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Feb 13, 2017, 9:33 AM
SGS is offering GS Mark testing and certification to furniture manufacturers. The GS Mark (it stands for “Geprüfte Sicherheit” and means “safety tested”) is a voluntary certification mark applicable to finished products including furniture. Read more...