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China Increases Oversight of Dairy Sector in Drive Towards Domestic Self-Sufficiency

2 Aug 2018

With the hope that 70% of the country’s milk requirements will be met through domestic production by 2020, China is looking to strengthen the oversight of its dairy industry, while also calling on far...Read More

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New Mandatory Safety Standard Issued for Booster Seats

12 July 2018

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

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China Releases a New Standard for Baby Toddler Walking Assistant – GB/T 35448-2017

10 July 2018

The National Technical Committee of Garments of the Standardization Administration of China has issued its product standard GB/T 35448-2017 for Baby toddler walking assistant. It is the first product ...Read More

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CPSC Takes Action on Engineered Wood Products, Baby Changing Products and Activity Centres

6 July 2018

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has recently taken the following actions of potential interest to Hong Kong and mainland Chinese exporters. Products/Issues: Engineered Wood Products, Baby Chang...Read More

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Sweden Investigates Banned Substances in Small Consumer Goods, and Labelling Compliance of Over 20,000 Mixtures Such As Detergents

29 June 2018

Earlier this summer, the Swedish Chemicals Agency published a report on its investigation into the contents of goods which are small enough for children to put into their mouths. These include mobile ...Read More

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CPSC Adopts Safety Standards for High Chairs, Revises Standards for Certain Baby Cribs

22 June 2018

The Consumer Product Safety Commission on 8 June voted unanimously to approve a mandatory safety standard for high chairs....Read More

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Updated Registration Requirements for Overseas Infant Formula Milk Manufacturers

13 April 2018

New requirements related to all overseas manufacturers of imported infant formula milk products have been issued by the Certification and Accreditation Administration of China (CNCA)....Read More

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Brazil Sets Limits for Contaminants in Infants’ Food, Considers Proposal to Amend Food Labelling Requirements

2 March 2018

The Brazilian National Health Agency (ANVISA) has published a new regulation (Resolution RDC 193/17) establishing maximum tolerance limits for specific contaminants in infants’ food....Read More

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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