Press Releases

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Sep 11, 2017, 10:16 AM
The EU has banned the use of three fragrance allergens used in cosmetic products – HICC, atranol and chloroatranol.Read more...
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Sep 8, 2017, 10:10 AM
Following a period of consultation, the US EPA’s DFR allowing early labeling for compliant composite wood products has been accepted and will become effective in August 2017.Read more...
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Sep 7, 2017, 2:40 PM
The European Union’s new Medical Devices Regulation and In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices Regulation entered into force on May 26, 2017.Read more...
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Sep 4, 2017, 3:10 PM
The technical panel for Intrinsic Safe Apparatus used in hazardous locations has cancelled the timeline for manufacturers to comply with the 5th edition of UL 913. This decision was announced on August 1, 2017. Read more...
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Sep 4, 2017, 2:54 PM
China makes progress on RoHS2 with the publishing of drafts for “Compliance Management Catalog for the Restriction of the Use of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Products (1st batch)” and the “Exemption list”.Read more...
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Aug 31, 2017, 9:24 AM
Health Canada has issued proposals to reduce the number of strangulations from corded window coverings. The consultation period ends on August 31, 2017.Read more...
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Aug 30, 2017, 12:57 PM
The US FCC has issued proposals to combine the current ‘Verification’ and ‘Declaration of Conformity’ self-approval procedures into the ‘Supplier’s Declaration of Conformity’.Read more...
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Aug 25, 2017, 10:06 AM
In September 2016, two new standards, AS/NZS 1067.1:2016 and AS/NZS 1067.2:2016, were published to specify minimum requirements for sunglasses, fashion spectacles and replacement filters that are nominally afocal (plano power) providing protection against…Read more...
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Aug 25, 2017, 9:54 AM
Battery manufacturers supplying India must be registered to IS 16046:2015 after August 31, 2017. Until this date both IS 16046:2012 and IS 16046:2015 will be accepted.Read more...
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Aug 24, 2017, 8:46 AM
China has updated its product standard for washed garments – GB/T 22700. The 2016 version of the standard was implemented on July 1, 2017.Read more...