Press Releases

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Jul 13, 2016, 9:08 PM
Several Prop 65 settlements have been concluded relating to the reformulation of certain phthalates in consumer products. In a number of cases, a Prop 65 warning has been accepted as an alternative.Read more...
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Jul 13, 2016, 9:03 PM
The European Commission has amended Regulation (EC) 1223/2009 relating to the use of Potassium Hydroxide in cosmetics, including its approval as a callosity softener.Read more...
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Jul 13, 2016, 12:50 PM
The European Commission has published a new regulation allowing Zinc Oxide and Nano Zinc Oxide to be used as an UV filter in cosmetic products. Read more...
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Jul 8, 2016, 11:57 AM
The US State of Vermont has delayed the start date for the reporting of Chemicals of High Concern to Children until January 1, 2017.Read more...
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Jul 7, 2016, 11:58 AM
The ECHA has included Benzo[def]chrysene on its Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern, bringing the total number of listed substances to 169.Read more...
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Jul 5, 2016, 10:06 AM
Several Proposition 65 Settlements are reached concerning lead, DEHP and DINP. Manufacturers are reminded to check their products for exposure and other Prop 65 requirements.Read more...
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Jul 4, 2016, 11:48 AM
The standards organization, ASTM, has updated its safety specification for children's chairs and stools. Published in May 2016, the new standard, ASTM F2613-16, replaces ASTM F2613-14.Read more...
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Jun 27, 2016, 11:50 AM
Rona Starr has been appointed as the Executive Director of APSCA. Read more...
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Jun 24, 2016, 11:51 AM
The US State of Utah has modified the “Bedding, Upholstered Furniture and Quilted Clothing Inspection Act”. The modification came into effect on May 10, 2016 and companies should now ensure they are compliant with updated terms of the law.Read more...
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Jun 24, 2016, 11:46 AM
On May 19, 2016, the US State of Massachusetts’ Senate passed a bill to restrict flame-retardants in children’s products, bedding, carpeting and window treatments. If the bill is eventually signed into law, it will become effective on January 1, 2017.Read more...