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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NYS Albany County amends the Toxic Free Toys Act.
Wed23.03.1610:36

Albany County Changes Local Law Restricting Certain Chemicals in Children’s Products

Albany County in the state of New York has recently revised its Local Law to restrict certain chemicals in children’s products and children’s apparel.

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Toy safety regulations updated in Japan
Mon21.03.1612:59

New Elements Added to Japan Toy Association Safety Standard ST 2016

The new toy safety standard ST 2016 contains a substantial number of new elements regarding mechanical and physical properties.

 

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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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Test method standards for nickel release under EU’s REACH have been harmonized.
Fri26.02.1609:32

Nickel Tests in REACH Annex XVII Undergo Update

The EU has recently updated the list of standards for demonstrating compliance with nickel release under ANNEX XVII of REACH.

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SGS’s CPSC accredited labs can help navigate Hong Kong’s new toy safety rules.
Thu25.02.1609:26

Hong Kong Announces Measures to Ensure Safe Products for Children

Hong Kong has recently amended its list of safety standards for toys and certain children’s products. The new standards will be effective on October 1, 2016.

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US CPSC deems heavy metals testing unnecessary on untreated wood used in toys.
Tue09.02.1613:19

US CPSC Announces Heavy Metals Testing Exemption for Wooden Toys

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a final rule to exempt unfinished and untreated wood in toys from testing for the eight heavy metals falling under ASTM F963. The new rule will take effect on January...

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Standard EN 71-5:2015 harmonized to conform with EU Toy Safety Directive
Wed27.01.1613:00

European Union Adapts EN 71-5:2015 to Conform with the Toy Safety Directive

The European Union (EU) has harmonized EN 71-5:2015 to give presumption of conformity with the Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC.

 

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Mon25.01.1616:09

Join SGS at Nuremberg Toy Fair 2016, Germany

SGS will exhibit at the Nuremberg Toy Fair, Spielwarenmesse®, in Germany from 27 January to 1 February 2016 in Hall 11.1, Booth E-03, F-04.

 

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Stronger chemical restrictions in toys under EU Toy Safety Directive
Wed20.01.1613:34

EU Strengthens Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC on Chemical Restrictions in Certain Toys

The European Union (EU) has recently amended the Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC (TSD) to include the restriction of formamide and 4 preservatives in certain toys.

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Puzzle mats in France remain subject to formamide restrictions until October 2016.
Tue05.01.1608:48

Formamide Restriction for Toy Puzzle Mats Extended Another Year in France

France has recently extended the temporary restriction of formamide in toy puzzle mats. The extension period is for a further 12 months. The new law took effect on October 26, 2015.

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Two New York counties postponing the enforcement of laws regarding toxic substances in children’s products.
Wed30.12.1513:37

Rockland County, NY Delays Enforcement of Ban on Toxic Chemicals in Toys

Rockland County has recently signed a stipulation to delay the enforcement of its ‘Toxic Free Toys Act’ until January 1, 2016. It now joins New York Albany County in halting the enforcement of toxic chemicals in children’s...

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Standards for EU toy safety directive adjusted and harmonized.
Wed23.12.1522:25

Chemical Toys Subject of New CEN Standard

The European Committee for Standardization (CEN) has published toy safety standard EN 71-5:2015 for chemical toys sets. Conflicting national standards shall be withdrawn by 31 March, 2016.

 

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Safety of certain childcare articles to be improved by standards revisions.
Thu17.12.1512:32

Children's Folding Chairs and Stools Subject to New US CPSC Standards

The proposed rule establishes more stringent requirements for children's folding chairs and stools to further reduce the risk of injury associated with these products.

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US CPSC has proposed new hazard labels to improve infant bouncer seat safety.
Wed16.12.1514:56

US Safety Standard for Infant Bouncer Seats 16 CFR 1229 to be Updated

The proposed rule would establish a safety standard for infant bouncer seats under section 104 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008.

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GPSD update includes some standards never before published in the Official Journal of the EU.
Fri11.12.1516:25

EU General Product Safety Directive (GPSD) Gets an Update

The list of standards for demonstrating presumption of conformity with the GPSD has been published. This list includes a number of standards published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) for the first time.

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Proposition of direct rule for component testing and regulation of lead in textiles by CPSC
Mon07.12.1508:46

CPSC Clarifies Component Part Testing and Limits for Lead in Textiles with Proposed Direct Final Rule

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission has proposed a direct final rule clarifying when component part testing can be used and which textile products fall within the lead content limit of 100 ppm.

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Thu19.11.1514:38

Calls for Legislation in the USA Become Louder Based on Asbestos Found in Children’s Products

Report calls for asbestos regulation in consumer goods after fibers were found in crayons and toy crime lab kits in the USA.

 

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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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Tue27.10.1508:41

Revised French Decree 91-1292 on Safety Standards for Childcare Articles

An updated list of standards that give presumption of conformity to the decree 91-1292 relating to the prevention of risks arising from the use of childcare articles has been published in the French Official Journal on 25...

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Mon12.10.1509:12

SGS to Exhibit at ABC Kids Expo 2015 in Las Vegas

SGS will exhibit at the ABC Kids Expo 2015 on October 18-21 in Las Vegas.

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Testing of heavy metals in untreated and unfinished wood toys made mandatory by the US CPSC
Thu08.10.1509:27

US CPSC Renounces Direct Final Rule Regarding Heavy Metal Testing of Wood in Toys

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has recently withdrawn the direct final rule (1) to exempt unfinished and untreated wood in toys from testing for the 8 heavy metals under ASTM F963.

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Rockland joins other NY State Counties in outlawing toxic chemicals in children’s products
Fri02.10.1508:31

Toxic Chemicals in Children’s Products Restricted by New York’s Rockland County

Rockland County is the fourth county in New York State to regulate the sale of children’s products containing certain hazardous chemicals. The law will be enforced starting 11 October 2015.

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Use of VOCs in wooden indoor furniture to be regulated in China
Wed30.09.1508:49

New Safety Standard in China to Prevent Use of Volatile Organic Chemicals in Indoor Wooden Furniture

The World Trade Organization (WTO) has circulated a proposal from China to adopt a new version of GB 18584 for chemicals in indoor wooden furniture. The proposed date of entry into force is the second quarter of 2016.

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Formaldehyde restrictions for children’s products in Maine, US
Mon28.09.1508:54

Manufacturers in Maine Required to Report Formaldehyde in Certain Children’s Products

The US State of Maine has expanded the list of priority chemicals to include formaldehyde for reporting in children’s products.

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