Press Releases

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Apr 26, 2017, 9:14 AM
The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) has published a revision to US toy safety standard ASTM F963. Now known as ASTM F963-16, it becomes a mandatory requirement from April 30, 2017.Read more...
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Apr 16, 2017, 7:12 AM
Several Prop 65 settlements have been made on the use of lead in certain consumer products. A Prop 65 warning is allowed as an alternative in some of these settlements. Read more...
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Apr 16, 2017, 6:57 AM
Several California Prop 65 settlements have been reached involving the use of phthalates in a wide variety of products. These agreements call for reformulation or the use of a Prop 65 warning. In two cases, an unlisted phthalate – DIBP – is included in…Read more...
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Apr 16, 2017, 6:34 AM
Several Prop 65 settlement agreements have been made involving the use of DEHP in consumer products. In some instances, a Prop 65 warning may be used as an alternative.Read more...
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Apr 15, 2017, 7:11 AM
In accordance with CPSIA, the US CPSC has approved its final rule for an Infant Bath Tub Safety Standard. It will come into effect six months after publication in the Federal Register.Read more...
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Apr 15, 2017, 6:53 AM
Several Prop 65 settlements have been concluded in California relating to the use of DINP in a variety of consumer products. The settlements ask for reformulation or, in some cases, the use of a Prop 65 warning may be acceptedRead more...
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Apr 15, 2017, 6:34 AM
The Gulf Conformity Tracking Symbol (GCTS) became mandatory on electronic and electrical products destined for the Gulf countries on April 1, 2017. Read more...
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Apr 11, 2017, 12:58 PM
The US State of Minnesota has announced a proposal to introduce an obligation to report priority chemicals in children’s products. Read more...
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Apr 10, 2017, 8:27 PM
The AAFA has released the eighteenth edition of its Restricted Substances List, reflecting the latest global regulatory changes affecting chemicals and compounds used in the textile, footwear and sewn product industries.Read more...
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Apr 10, 2017, 12:31 PM
Several US states have introduced bills in 2017 to restrict the use of flame retardants in a wide range of consumer products. Possible effective dates for the new regulations, if adopted, begin on January 1, 2018.Read more...