Press Releases

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Sep 19, 2017, 10:09 AM
Effective July 1, 2017, the Seychelles no longer allows the use of polystyrene boxes, plastic bags and utensils. Instead, biodegradable versions must be used. Read more...
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Sep 18, 2017, 9:46 AM
China will officially implement the latest version of its industry standard for jeanswear, FZ/T 81006-2017, on October 1, 2017. Read more...
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Sep 18, 2017, 9:33 AM
Turkey has added the requirement for an EC Declaration of Conformity to accompany imported toys.Read more...
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Sep 15, 2017, 1:01 PM
In a recent final rule issued by the US CPSC, seven types of plastic containing certain additives have been exempted from third party testing for phthalates in toys and childcare articles. The new rule will become effective on September 29, 2017.Read more...
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Sep 15, 2017, 11:46 AM
The EU will bring into force new requirements concerning the use of DIBP in toys in March 2018. These changes are in the latest ATP of the CLP Regulation.Read more...
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Sep 14, 2017, 12:04 PM
ASTM International has revised its standard safety specification for toys, ASTM F963. The new version contains editorial changes and clarification on Kinetic Energy Density requirements.Read more...
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Sep 14, 2017, 11:36 AM
SGS’s expanded laboratory in Naucalpan, Mexico, was formally opened on August 14, 2017. The facility now offers an extensive range of physical and chemical testing for textiles and apparel.Read more...
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Sep 13, 2017, 10:26 AM
Enforcement of New York State’s Albany County’s Toxic Free Toys Act, for children’s products and apparel, will begin on November 1, 2017.Read more...
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Sep 12, 2017, 10:14 AM
After a French court imposed a heavy fine on the distributor of an exploding pressurized cream dispenser, economic suppliers are reminded their products need to comply with both FCM regulations and general product safety standards.Read more...
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Sep 11, 2017, 10:26 AM
Zinc oxide has been restricted for use as a colorant in cosmetic products by the European Commission. Read more...