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Safety Standard for Infant Sling Carriers Enters into Force as CPSC Expands Third-Party Exemption for Phthalates

15 Feb 2018

The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that a new federal mandatory safety standard for infant sling carriers will apply to any such product imported or manufactured after 30 January....Read More


China Compulsory Certification Scheme Extended to Playmats

23 Jan 2018

According to new guidelines issued by the Certification and Accreditation Administration, all playmats sold or otherwise distributed within China are required to obtain China Compulsory Certification ...Read More


New Mandatory Safety Standard Adopted for Children’s Folding Chairs and Stools

5 Jan 2018

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a final rule that will, effective 15 June, establish a new mandatory safety standard for children’s folding chairs and stools....Read More


Ban on Phthalates in Children’s Products Expanded

10 Nov 2017

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has approved the issuance of a final rule strengthening restrictions on phthalates in children’s toys and child care articles....Read More


Washington State Updates List of High-Concern Chemicals

13 Oct 2017

Washington State’s Department of Ecology has updated the regulations that enforce the Children’s Safe Products Act, a landmark law adopted in 2008 that bans the use of lead, cadmium, phthalates and fi...Read More


CPSC to Finalise Rule that Could Ban Five Phthalates by 18 October

29 Sept 2017

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced its intention to finalise by 18 October a rule that could ban five phthalates in toys and child care articles....Read More


New Safety Standard Established for Infant Bouncer Seats

29 Sept 2017

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a final rule establishing a new mandatory safety standard for infant bouncer seats....Read More


CPSC Exempts Certain Plastics in Toys from Third-Party Testing for Phthalates

15 Sept 2017

The Consumer Product Safety Commission had adopted a determination that four types of plastics with specified additives do not contain certain phthalates whose use in children’s toys and child care ar...Read More


Australia Sets New Requirements for Dummies and Dummy Chains

20 July 2017

Published on May 8, 2017 the Australian Consumer Goods (Babies’ Dummies and Dummy Chains) Safety Standard 2017 introduces new requirements for babies dummies/soothers and dummy/soother chains. Baby du...Read More


Canada Amends the Sizing Requirement Designed for Infant Sleepwear

20 July 2017

In May 2017, Health Canada revised its policy on infant sleepwear sizing to align with US requirements. The policy change is effective immediately. In Canada, sleepwear designed for infants weighing u...Read More


Phenol Restricted in Toys for Toddlers Under 36 Months of Age

30 June 2017

On 4 May 2017, Commission Directive 2017/774 was published in the Official Journal of the EU. The Commission Directive amends Appendix C to Annex II to Directive 2009/48/EC of the European Parliament ...Read More


Algeria Regulates Childcare Articles

16 June 2017

In November 2016, Algeria published Interministerial Order of July 11, 2016 (Arrêté interministériel du 6 Chaoual 1437) to adopt technical regulations for childcare articles. According to the new legi...Read More


Mandatory Safety Standard for Booster Seats under Consideration

9 June 2017

The Consumer Product Safety Commission is accepting comments through 2 August on its proposal to issue a mandatory safety standard for booster seats. The proposed standard would incorporate by referen...Read More


CPSC Adopts New Safety Standards for Infant Bath Tubs, Seeks Input on Potential Standards for Certain Sleep Products

13 April 2017

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a final rule establishing a new safety standard for infant bath tubs....Read More


Mandatory Standard for Toddler Beds Revised

3 March 2017

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a direct final rule revising the mandatory standard for toddler beds to incorporate by reference a more recent version of the applicable ASTM standard...Read More


U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) Approved 16 CFR 1228 for Baby Sling Carriers with One Amendment

26 Jan 2017

Section 104 Rule for Baby Slings Carriers, 16 CFR 1228, accepted ASTM F2907 and added an additional Label-Adherence Mandate ensuring the permanence of warning labels. On 16 January, 2017, Consumer Pro...Read More


Canada Proposes More Stringent Heavy Metal Limits for Children’s Products

16 Dec 2016

The Canadian government has issued two proposals that would set significantly more stringent requirements for toxic heavy metals in children’s jewellery and certain other children’s products....Read More


China Further Regulates Baby Formula Labels

15 Dec 2016

According to a circular recently released by the General Office of the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA), the authority will take action shortly to inspect the marks and function claims in the...Read More


Argentina Exempts Children’s Picture and Colouring Books from Heavy Metal Certification

2 Dec 2016

Argentina has exempted children’s picture, drawing and colouring books and albums classified under heading 4903 as well as newspapers, journals and periodicals, whether or not illustrated or containin...Read More


Expert Assessment on Phthalate Substitutes in Plastic Toys and Children’s Equipment Shows No Health Risk for Children Less Than Three Years of Age

25 Nov 2016

The French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (ANSES) recently published the results of its expert assessment on the health risks of oral exposure to chemicals found in ...Read More

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