Washington State DOE enforces limits for lead and other chemicals in children’s products
Wed30.03.1617:07

Enforcement Guidelines for Children’s Product Safety Published in Washington State, US

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).

 

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SGS SA - Consumer Testing Services, Consumer Goods, Toys and Juvenile Products
Local law governing toys and children’s products revised in Rockland County, NY.
Tue01.03.1610:48

Toxic Chemicals in Children’s Products No Longer Strictly Prohibited

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.

 

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SGS SA - Consumer Testing Services, Consumer Goods, Softlines, Toys and Juvenile Products
NATRUE certification provides trustworthy standards for organic cosmetic products.
Fri20.11.1511:42

NATRUE Verifies the Organic Status of Cosmetic Products and Builds Consumer Trust

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...

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SGS SA - Consumer Testing Services, Consumer Goods
Label inspections for hazardous substances and mixtures by ECHA
Wed04.11.1509:24

ECHA Compliance Survey of Hazardous Substances and Mixtures under CLP

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).

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SGS SA - Consumer Testing Services, Toys and Juvenile Products, Hardgoods, Consumer Goods
National ban proposed on plastic microbeads in cosmetic products in Canada and US
Wed28.10.1509:09

Plastic Microbeads Banned in Many US States with Proposed National Legislation in US and Canada

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...

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SGS SA - Consumer Testing Services, Consumer Goods
Electronic filing system pilot program for imports proposed by US CPSC
Wed14.10.1509:26

US CPSC to Implement Electronic Filing System Pilot Program for Imported Products

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.

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SGS SA - Consumer Testing Services, Consumer Goods
SGS experts to hold conference at Luxe Pack 2015 in Monaco
Tue13.10.1509:56

SGS to Hold Conference on Cosmetics Packaging at Luxe Pack Monaco

SGS experts will hold a conference about cosmetics packaging on October 23 during Luxe Pack Monaco.

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Fri09.10.1514:09

SGS Expert Speaking at Sustainable Cleaning Products Summit 2015 in Paris

SGS expert Xavier Vital will be speaking on the topic of Reducing Environmental Impacts at the Sustainable Cleaning Products Summit 2015 in Paris.

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SGS SA - Consumer Testing Services, Events , Sustainability, Consumer Goods
Wed07.10.1508:26

Tilt Celebrates Its First Anniversary!

Discover some of the exciting ideas our customers have posted on Tilt, which is celebrating its first anniversary this month.

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Total S.A., Consumer Goods
Warning statement required for benzophenone in sunscreen products.
Tue25.08.1508:35

Benzophenone Reported without Proper Warning Statements in Sunscreen Products

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.

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SGS SA - Consumer Testing Services, Consumer Goods
Heavy metals testing increase as a result of California Prop 65
Mon17.08.1510:32

Heavy Metals in Consumer Products Limited under California Prop 65

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...

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SGS SA - Consumer Testing Services, Consumer Goods, Oil & Gas & Chemicals
Thu06.08.1514:52

SGS Informs on In-Vitro Cosmetic Testing as Sustainable Alternative Methods to Animal Testing

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.

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SGS SA - Consumer Testing Services, Consumer Goods
Amendment on cadmium level in paints with certain taric codes under REACH regulation.
Tue28.07.1510:14

Amendment to Cadmium Restriction in Certain Paints under EU REACH Regulation

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.

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SGS SA - Consumer Testing Services, Consumer Goods, Hardgoods
SGS launches special LinkedIn page on consumer goods and retail topics
Fri24.07.1509:42

Social Media: SGS Launches New Special Consumer Goods and Retail LinkedIn Page

SGS launches a Consumer Goods and Retail page on LinkedIn.

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SGS SA - Consumer Testing Services, Consumer Goods
New US County to pass Toxic Free Toys Act on heavy metals restriction in toys
Thu16.07.1513:25

New York Suffolk County Signs Toxic Free Toys Act into Law

Suffolk County recently became the third county in New York State to restrict the sale of children’s products containing certain toxic chemicals.

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SGS SA - Consumer Testing Services, Toys and Juvenile Products, Hardgoods, Consumer Goods
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Fri08.05.1516:24

SGS Recommends Third Party Product Safety Testing to Prevent Recalls

Globalization has brought with it the opportunity to source products from even the remotest corners of the world.

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SGS SA - Consumer Testing Services, Consumer Goods, Oil & Gas & Chemicals
Wed06.05.1508:51

Update on the Fragrance Allergens for EU Cosmetic Regulation 1223/2009

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.

 

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SGS SA - Consumer Testing Services, Consumer Goods, Oil & Gas & Chemicals
Mon20.04.1512:05

Household Detergents – A Move toward Sustainable Consumption

Laundry and dish washing detergents are ubiquitous. Now unit dosing and new delivery methods can make them more sustainable too.

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Thu19.03.1507:57

SGS Courtray to Present Solutions for the Tissue and Hygiene Industry at ANEX 2015 in Shanghai

Join SGS Courtray on stand W13 at ANEX 2015, the largest Asia Nonwovens Exhibition and Conference, in Shanghai, May 13-15.

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Mon16.03.1510:18

Meet the SGS Experts at In-Cosmetics 2015 in Barcelona

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.

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SGS SA - Consumer Testing Services, Consumer Goods, Events
Cosmetics Taiwan: new levels of Triclocarban in special cosmetics
Wed04.03.1512:19

Taiwan Restricts the Use of Triclocarban in Special Cosmetics

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...

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New assessment criteria for EU Ecolabel for rinse-off products
Mon02.03.1512:19

New Ecological Criteria to Award EU Ecolabel for Rinse-Off Cosmetic Products

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.

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Turkey expands list of restricted substances subject to market surveillance
Tue17.02.1511:06

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.

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Wed21.01.1513:32

App Improves the Safety of Blind Pedestrians in Cities

Siemens is developing a system that helps blind and visually impaired people walk safely through cities.

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Siemens AG, Construction , Consumer Goods
SGS informs on product recalls following new EU Cosmetic Regulation
Fri09.01.1509:36

SGS Reports on Cosmetic Products Recalls Following Implementation of EU Cosmetic Regulation

Cosmetic Regulation 1223/2009/EC came into force on 11 July 2013 and replaced Council Directive 76/768/EEC.

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