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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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CPSC Urges Consumers Not to Use Padded Crib Bumpers

18 Nov 2016

The Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a statement on 3 November strongly urging parents and caregivers not to use padded crib bumpers because those products pose a clear risk of injury or deat...Read More

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Mandatory Safety Standards for Baby Changing Products under Consideration

21 Oct 2016

The Consumer Product Safety Commission is accepting input from interested parties by 13 December on a proposed rule that would establish a mandatory safety standard for baby changing products....Read More

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Denmark Assesses Chlorinated Phosphorous-based Flame Retardants in Articles Intended for Children

15 Sept 2016

Hong Kong traders selling children’s articles such as children’s car seats, baby slings and prams may want to know that the Danish Environmental Protection Agency has produced an assessment of chlorin...Read More

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California Proposes to Prioritise Safety of Children’s Foam-Padded Sleeping Products

29 July 2016

The California Department of Toxic Substances Control will accept comments through 29 August and will hold a hearing on that same date on a proposal to designate children’s foam-padded sleeping produc...Read More

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Canada Adopts Tougher Safety Requirements for Cribs, Cradles and Bassinets

15 July 2016

Canada has amended the safety regulations for cribs, cradles and bassinets to address certain hazards not currently addressed by these regulations, including those associated with the deformation and ...Read More

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CPSC Updates Safety Standard for Carriages and Strollers

30 June 2016

The CPSC has issued a direct final rule updating the consumer product safety standard for infants’ and children’s carriages and strollers to incorporate by reference a more recent version of the appli...Read More

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Mexico Proposes Safety Standards for Infant Walkers, Strollers and Play Yards

30 June 2016

The Mexican government is seeking input from interested parties by 19 August on three separate proposals to establish amended mandatory safety standards and test methods for infant walkers (PROY-NOM13...Read More

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Infant Formula Milk Powder Registration Rules Take Effect on 1 October

22 June 2016

The China Food and Drug Administration announced that the Administration Measures for the Registration of Formulas of Infant Formula Milk Powder will come into effect from 1 October....Read More

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China Announces Key Points of 2016 Food Safety Work

25 May 2016

The General Office of the State Council recently released the Circular on Issuing Key Work Arrangements on Food Safety in 2016, which says that "steps will be taken to conduct a comprehensive inspecti...Read More

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Indonesia – New Update of National Standard for Baby Clothing

17 May 2016

The Decree of Indonesia Minister of Industry No. 07/M-IND/PER/2/2014 has been effective since 17 May 2014, and relates to the National Standards of Indonesia (SNI) certification program for a range of...Read More

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Washington State Bans Five Flame Retardants in Home Furniture and Children’s Products

22 April 2016

Washington state has enacted legislation that will ban effective from 1 July 2017 the sale and distribution of children’s products and residential upholstered furniture containing any of the following...Read More

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Washington State Issues Guidance on Toxic Metal Restrictions as Additional States Consider Potential Legislative Action

25 March 2016

The Washington State Department of Ecology has issued a guidance document outlining how it intends to enforce the current state limits on lead, phthalates and cadmium....Read More

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CPSC Issues Draft Strategic Plan, Seeks Input on Crib Bumpers

26 Feb 2016

The Consumer Product Safety Commission welcomes public comments by 9 March on all aspects of its draft strategic plan for 2016-2020, which will focus on cultivating the most effective consumer product...Read More

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Denmark Publishes Report on Phthalates in Toys, Childcare Articles and Other Children’s Products

19 Feb 2016

Hong Kong traders should be informed that the Danish Environmental Protection Agency carried out a project on phthalates in toys, childcare articles and other products for children. The published repo...Read More

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