EU Announces 2022 Surveillance Initiative for Consumer Products
July 23, 2020

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has announced its surveillance activities in 2022 will include checking for hazardous chemicals in consumer p...

New Phthalate Regulations for Toys and Childcare Articles in Denmark
July 22, 2020

Denmark’s Ministry of the Environment and Food has published an order restricting phthalates to no more than 0.05% in toys and childcare articles,...

EU Introduces New Safety Standard for Young Children’s Drinking Equipment
July 15, 2020

European Union (EU) introduces a new standard for young children’s drinking equipment that combines and supersedes two previous standards.
 
The E...

Georgia Introduces Technical Regulation Based on EU Battery Directive
July 14, 2020

Georgia publishes a new Technical Regulation for batteries and battery waste management – Resolution No. 324 of May 25, 2020 on ‘Approval of Techn...

Australia’s New Mandatory Safety Standards for Projectile Toys and Aquatic Toys
July 07, 2020

On June 11, 2020, Australia registered instruments that update the mandatory safety standards for two specific toy groups – projectile toys and aq...

EU Introduces New Harmonized Standard for Technical Documentation Under RoHS
July 07, 2020

The EU has announced a new harmonized standard to guide manufacturers through assessing the technical documentation required for compliance with D...

Serbia Publishes Toy Safety Rule Book Based on EU Directive
July 03, 2020

Serbia has issued a Rule Book on Toy Safety that is based upon European Union (EU) Directive 2009/48/EC, the so-called Toy Safety Directive (TSD)....

US Updates Toy and Childcare Product Rules to Exempt Some Fibers from Third Party Testing
June 29, 2020

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a final rule that will exempt certain unfinished fibers in toys and childcare articles...

US FDA Issues New Enforcement Policy for Face Masks and Respirators
June 22, 2020

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has again revised its guidance relating to face masks and N-95 respirators.
 
The latest guidance, issue...

Human Factor Guidance for Manufacturers Published in the US and Canada
June 19, 2020

Following a consultation in 2018, the US and Canada have published a joint guidance document to help consumer product manufacturers integrate huma...

Certain Polycarbonate Eyewear Products Get SUD for BPA in California
June 12, 2020

The Californian Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), part of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has issued a Safe Use...

New Age Determination Guidelines for Toy Products Published by the US CPSC
June 03, 2020

On January 27, 2020, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published an updated version of its age determination guidelines to help bus...

Washington State Introduces “Do Not Flush” Labeling Rules for Some Disposable Wipes
May 28, 2020

Washington has become the first US state to mandate the requirement that certain disposable wipes must carry a ‘Do Not Flush’ label.
Signed into l...

US Reforms OTC Drug Monograph Process under CARES Act
May 28, 2020

On March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) was signed into law, providing economic relief for many fami...

SGS gains OSHA approval for expansion of Electrical and Electronics Testing and opens new NRTL in France
May 21, 2020

SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing, and certification company, has gained Occupational Safety and Health Administration (O...

WTO Circulates EU’s Proposed Changes to REACH
May 14, 2020

The European Union (EU) has published a draft regulation to revise Annex XVII of REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of...

SGS Supports the Safe Transmission of Power to the Spanish Electrical Grid with NTS Accreditation
May 13, 2020

SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, is leading the way in Europe after gaining Norma Tecnica de ...

South Korea Proposes Changes to Food Contact Materials Standards and Specifications
May 07, 2020

South Korea signals its intention to revise ‘Standards and Specifications for Food Utensils, Containers and Packages’.
Circulated by the World Tra...

Changes to China’s Fire Protection Design and Acceptance Rules for Construction Projects
May 06, 2020

China publishes interim provisions covering the administration of fire protection design review and acceptance on construction projects.
Published...

Revisions to New York State’s Toxic Chemicals in Children’s Products Law
May 04, 2020

The New York State governor has signed into law A9505B (companion bill S7505B), amending the state’s law on toxic chemicals in children’s products...

SGS Details the Route to Compliance for Kitchen IoT Technologies
April 24, 2020

SGS’s considerable experience in testing Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, and its global network of specialist electrical and electronic (E&...

EU Proposes Revision to Food Contact Plastics Regulation, (EU) 10/2011
April 01, 2020

The European Union (EU) has published a new draft regulation that, if approved, will amend and correct Regulation (EU) 10/2011 on food contact pla...

Several Prop 65 Agreements Covering Phthalates Reached in California
March 31, 2020

Several more California Proposition 65 (Prop 65) settlements and judgements have been reached in relation to the use of six phthalates in consumer...

SGS Expands its Product Recalls Online Platform as Australia and Canada Get on Board
March 27, 2020

SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, has expanded its product recalls online platform with Austra...

SGS Accredited for Voluntary Certification Under China RoHS
March 27, 2020

SGS is pleased to announce it can now support businesses with compliance to China’s Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electrical Appliances a...

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