Press Releases

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May 5, 2017, 9:49 AM
The IEC has published two new test standards for hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. The two standards are for hexavalent chromium and phthalates in polymers.Read more...
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May 5, 2017, 9:38 AM
A California Proposition 65 settlement has been concluded relating to the use of cadmium in necklaces. The agreement calls for a much stricter reformulation than the national, legally-binding agreement for cadmium in jewelry reached in March 2011.Read more...
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May 4, 2017, 11:06 AM
SGS’s laboratory in Ho Chi Minh City, already a testing center for toys bound for the US and Europe, can now conduct Toy Safety Certification for Vietnam, making it the one-stop solution for toy certification in Vietnam. Read more...
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Apr 28, 2017, 2:53 PM
Turkey has amended its Toy Safety Regulations, allowing the use of nickel in certain toy applications and adding restrictions for nine chemicals.Read more...
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Apr 28, 2017, 2:36 PM
The European Commission’s 2016 RAPEX Annual Report details 244 notifications concerning unsafe products being sold online. The report also notes stabilization in the number of notifications and an increase in member state reactions. Read more...
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Apr 28, 2017, 9:52 AM
New US and European standards for formaldehyde emissions from composite wood products, mean manufacturers are turning to SGS to help ensure compliance.Read more...
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Apr 27, 2017, 10:25 AM
The CPSC has published a proposal for an Infant Inclined Sleep Product Safety Standard, codified under 16 CFR Part 1236. The proposed standard adopts the existing voluntary standard ASTM F3118-17. Read more...
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Apr 27, 2017, 10:07 AM
With increasing international acknowledgement of the toxic threat posed by microplastics and microfibers, SGS has developed a new service to analyze the release of microfibers from synthetic garments during domestic laundering. Read more...
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Apr 26, 2017, 9:54 AM
2016 Rapex annual report reveals a 63% increase in the number of cosmetic and personal care product recalls.Read more...
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Apr 26, 2017, 9:37 AM
SGS expands support for personal care manufacturers in product development and quality control with the acquisition of IPS.Read more...