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FDA Issues Mandatory Food Recall Guidance

7 Nov 2018

The FDA issued on 5 November final guidance regarding mandatory food recalls. The agency notes that it is committed to evaluating all applicable evidence in determining whether an article is adulterat...Read More


CEN Publishes Amendment 2 to EN 1400 for Soothers

6 Nov 2018

In September 2018, the European Committee for Standardization (Comité Européen de Normalisation, CEN) published EN 1400:2013+A2:2018, the new safety standard for ‘Soothers for Babies and Young Childre...Read More


Mandatory Standard for Infant Bath Tubs Revised

24 Oct 2018

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a direct final rule revising the mandatory standard for infant bath tubs to incorporate by reference the latest version of the applicable ASTM standar...Read More


Enhanced Restriction of BPA in Toys to Enter into Effect

23 Oct 2018

By means of Directive 2017/898, the European Commission cut the permissible level of Bisphenol A in toys by more than half. The migration limit, which is based upon the rate at which the substance lea...Read More


CPSC Recalls Various Products Made in Mainland China

23 Oct 2018

The CPSC has announced the following recalls of products made in mainland China. Products: Baby Bath Support Seats, Infant Carriers, Beside Pockets and Wireless Speakers....Read More


California’s Broad Restrictions on Flame Retardant Chemicals Enacted into Law

11 Oct 2018

California Governor Jerry Brown recently signed into law legislation banning the use effective from 1 January 2020 of most flame retardant chemicals in children’s products, mattresses and upholstered ...Read More


Amendments to Registration Requirements for Durable Infant Products Under Consideration

9 Oct 2018

The CPSC is seeking input by 24 December on a proposal to amend the requirements for consumer registration of durable infant and toddler products by (i) amending the definition of “durable infant or t...Read More


Canada Amends Safety Requirements for Playpens

4 Oct 2018

Canada has modified effective 3 April 2019 its mandatory safety standards for playpens by including additional performance requirements and test methods to address unintentional folding or collapse of...Read More


Mexico Unveils New Mandatory Standards for High Chairs, Water Heaters

6 Sept 2018

Mexico has set new mandatory safety standards for high chairs for infants that will apply from 3 March 2019....Read More


California Legislature Approves Broad Restrictions on Flame Retardant Chemicals

5 Sept 2018

Despite facing strong opposition from industry groups, the California legislature recently approved a bill (AB 2998) banning the use effective from 1 January 2020 of most flame retardant chemicals in ...Read More


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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