Press Releases

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Jul 12, 2018, 3:35 PM
Since April 2018, two Californian Prop 65 settlement agreements have been reached involving BPA in consumer products. The agreements concern thermal paper and cell phone cases. Read more...
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Jul 11, 2018, 10:19 AM
On June 19, 2018, the EU published a non-legally binding resolution on the implementation of a food contact materials regulation that also calls for more effective, EU-wide legislation.Read more...
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Jul 11, 2018, 10:08 AM
The CPSC published a final rule on June 22, 2018, exempting certain EWPs from third party testing for specific regulated substances in children’s products. The final rule becomes effective on July 23, 2018.Read more...
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Jul 6, 2018, 10:41 AM
The US CPSC has approved a final rule for a mandatory safety standard for high chairs. The standard will come into effect on June 19, 2019. Read more...
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Jul 5, 2018, 11:02 AM
Nepal has proposed changes to its Technical Regulation on Children’s Toys. If accepted, it will come into effect in late 2018 or early 2019. Read more...
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Jul 5, 2018, 10:50 AM
China has issued GB/T 35448-2017 – a new national standard for baby toddler walking assistants. The standard came into effect on July 1, 2018.Read more...
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Jul 5, 2018, 10:40 AM
New Zealand’s ban on the use of microbeads in cosmetic, personal care and household products came into effect on June 7, 2018. Read more...
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Jul 5, 2018, 10:27 AM
Taiwan has banned some forms of barium salt and reduced the technically unavoidable limit for cadmium in cosmetic products. Read more...
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Jul 5, 2018, 10:17 AM
SGS launches a range of testing and advisory services to help manufacturers of athleisure wear understand the comfort characteristics of their products.Read more...
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Jun 28, 2018, 10:28 AM
The CPSC has opened a period of consultation relating to its proposed age determination guidelines for toys. The consultation period ends on July 31, 2018. Read more...