Washington’s Department of Ecology (DOE) has recently published an enforcement guideline for compliance with lead, cadmium and phthalates falling under the Children’s Safe Products Act (CSPA).
The local ‘Toxic Toys’ law has been amended in Rockland County, New York, by eliminating the strict prohibition of 7 chemicals in children’s apparel and children’s products. The new law will take effect on February 21, 2016.
With its strict criteria, 13 product categories and clearly defined procedures, NATRUE offers industry and consumers a valuable and transparent way to differentiate truly natural and organic cosmetic products from those which...
The ECHA Enforcement forum is carrying out inspections in 15 member states to determine the level of compliance to the Classification, Labeling and Packaging Regulation (CLP) ((EC) No 1272/2008) (1).
Spurred by preliminary studies indicating that plastic microbeads are accumulating in our waterways with the potential of negatively affecting aquatic ecosystems, state, local and national governments are taking action to ban the...
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) approved a pilot program to test an electronic filing system that requires importers to electronically submit five data elements for imported consumer products.
SGS experts will hold a conference about cosmetics packaging on October 23 during Luxe Pack Monaco.
SGS expert Xavier Vital will be speaking on the topic of Reducing Environmental Impacts at the Sustainable Cleaning Products Summit 2015 in Paris.
Discover some of the exciting ideas our customers have posted on Tilt, which is celebrating its first anniversary this month.
In a recent California court case, benzophenone has been reported to be present in sunscreen products sold in US California State without the proper warning statements.
Proposition 65 (Prop 65) is the ‘Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986’, a ballot initiative passed overwhelmingly by California residents in 1986. Since its enactment, there have been numerous lawsuits which...
Opposition to animal testing of cosmetic products and ingredients, as well as an outright ban across the EU, has been a significant driver to the in- vitro testing sector in recent years.
The European Union has recently proposed an amendment to the existing restriction on the use of cadmium in certain paints. The amendment is proposed to enter into force in the last quarter of 2015.
SGS launches a Consumer Goods and Retail page on LinkedIn.
Suffolk County recently became the third county in New York State to restrict the sale of children’s products containing certain toxic chemicals.
Globalization has brought with it the opportunity to source products from even the remotest corners of the world.
Annex III of EU Cosmetic Regulation 1223/2009 currently lists 26 allergens, all of which must be listed in the ingredients list on the label or packaging of a product.
Laundry and dish washing detergents are ubiquitous. Now unit dosing and new delivery methods can make them more sustainable too.
Join SGS Courtray on stand W13 at ANEX 2015, the largest Asia Nonwovens Exhibition and Conference, in Shanghai, May 13-15.
SGS will exhibit at In-Cosmetics 2015, April 14-16, in Barcelona, Spain, the leading global personal care ingredients exhibition that attracts 7,500 visitors annually.
A new publication No. 1031610288 was issued by the Ministry of Health and Welfare in Taiwan on 12 January 2015 to restrict the use of Triclocarban as a biocidal ingredient in special cosmetics. The new limit has become effective...
New EU Commission Decision 2014/893/EU to define the criteria for awarding the EU Ecolabel under Regulation (EC) No. 66/2010 for rinse-off cosmetic products.
Expanded List of Restricted Substances in Certain Consumer Products Subject to Market Surveillance in Turkey
Turkey has recently increased the number of chemicals in certain consumer products that are subject to market surveillance.
Siemens is developing a system that helps blind and visually impaired people walk safely through cities.
Cosmetic Regulation 1223/2009/EC came into force on 11 July 2013 and replaced Council Directive 76/768/EEC.