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).
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.
The new toy safety standard ST 2016 contains a substantial number of new elements regarding mechanical and physical properties.
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.
The EU has recently updated the list of standards for demonstrating compliance with nickel release under ANNEX XVII of REACH.
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.
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...
The European Union (EU) has harmonized EN 71-5:2015 to give presumption of conformity with the Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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 Conflicting national standards shall be withdrawn by 31 March, 2016.
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.
The proposed rule would establish a safety standard for infant bouncer seats under section 104 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008.
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.
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.
Report calls for asbestos regulation in consumer goods after fibers were found in crayons and toy crime lab kits in the USA.
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).
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...
SGS will exhibit at the ABC Kids Expo 2015 on October 18-21 in Las Vegas.
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.
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.
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.
The US State of Maine has expanded the list of priority chemicals to include formaldehyde for reporting in children’s products.