Press Releases

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Nov 14, 2017, 5:06 PM
SGS has opened its newly expanded textile and footwear testing facility in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The expanded laboratory provides the full range of physical and chemical testing capabilities to comply with domestic and international standards.Read more...
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Nov 13, 2017, 11:05 AM
U.S. CPSC will issue a Final Rule to effectively restrict eight phthalates in children’s toys and child care articles. It will become effective 180 days after it is published in the Federal Register, on April 25, 2018.Read more...
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Nov 9, 2017, 10:03 AM
South Korea updated its safety standards for infant and children’s textile products in January 2017. The new rules become effective in February 2018.Read more...
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Nov 8, 2017, 10:23 AM
On September 8, 2017, the EU added a standard for portable cooking devices, EN 60335-2-9:2003, in the OJ list of the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) 2014/35/EU. The standard includes a restriction.Read more...
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Nov 2, 2017, 11:24 AM
Israel is revising its national standards – SI 562 part 3 and part 7 – to harmonize them with European standards. Read more...
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Oct 27, 2017, 9:55 AM
SGS Art Services’ Global Manager, Yan Walther, named second most important and innovative entrepreneur operating in today’s global art world.Read more...
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Oct 27, 2017, 9:45 AM
SGS has extended its global furniture fire testing capabilities, and become a member of the AFHA. Read more...
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Oct 25, 2017, 4:14 PM
The EU issued two amendments to its proposals for BPA in food contact materials and articles in September 2017. If accepted, the new provisions could become effective in late 2018.Read more...
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Oct 25, 2017, 4:00 PM
Washington State has amended the reporting rules for CPSA, adding 20 CHCCs to its restricted list and altering the reporting schedule. Read more...
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Oct 25, 2017, 9:33 AM
Regulation (EU) 2016/425 will be adopted on April 21, 2018, altering the requirements for personal protective equipment (PPE) certification in Europe. This change will mean the repeal of Directive 89/686/EEC.Read more...