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New York and New Hampshire Advance Efforts to Enhance Safety of Consumer Products

17 Sept 2019

State authorities in New York and New Hampshire recently took separate actions to further enhance the safety of consumer products sold in their states. The actions taken in New York affect clothing st...Read More

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Mandatory Standards for Infant Bouncer Seats Revised

6 Sept 2019

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a direct final rule revising the current mandatory standard for infant bouncer seats to incorporate by reference ASTM F2167-19, the updated version of...Read More

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Vermont Amends Reporting Requirements for High-Concern Chemicals

13 Aug 2019

The Vermont Department of Health recently amended its reporting requirements for chemicals of high concern in children’s products....Read More

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Anti-dumping Actions

13 Aug 2019

On 12 August 2019, the Official Journal published a notice of initiation of an anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of certain hot rolled stainless steel sheets and coils originating in the Chin...Read More

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Mandatory Standards for Strollers and Carriages Updated

6 Aug 2019

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has updated the mandatory safety standard for carriages and strollers by incorporating by reference all updates that have been made to the ASTM voluntary standar...Read More

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Mandatory Standards for Full-Size Baby Cribs Updated

25 July 2019

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has updated the mandatory safety standard for full-size baby cribs by incorporating by reference all updates that have been made to the ASTM voluntary standard f...Read More

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Mandatory Safety Standards for Gates and Enclosures under Consideration

9 July 2019

The Consumer Product Safety Commission is seeking input by 23 September on a proposal to establish mandatory safety standards for gates and enclosures, thereby fulfilling its statutory mission to esta...Read More

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New Mandatory Safety Standards for Stationary Activity Centres

18 June 2019

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a final rule establishing a new mandatory safety standard for stationary activity centres. Slated to enter into force on 18 December, the mandatory st...Read More

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China Steps Up Supervision of Toys and School Supplies

30 April 2019

The toys and academic supplies (including stationery and school uniforms) distributed across the mainland are to come under greater scrutiny following the publication of a new directive from The Gener...Read More

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France Publishes an Updated List of Standards That Give Presumption of Conformity to The Decree 91-1292

25 April 2019

An updated list of standards including NF EN 1888-2, NF EN 17022 and NF EN 17072 that give presumption of conformity to decree 91-1292 relating to the prevention of risks arising from the use of child...Read More

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Maine Considering Priority Chemical Reporting Requirement for PFOS

16 April 2019

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection is seeking input by 6 May on a proposal to add perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) to the list of priority chemicals subject to its Safer Chemicals in...Read More

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Vermont Considering Amendments to Reporting Requirements for High-Concern Chemicals

12 Feb 2019

The Vermont Department of Health is considering a number of amendments to the existing reporting requirements for chemicals of high concern to children under 12 years of age in an effort to better ali...Read More

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France Investigates Safety of Babies’ Nappies

11 Feb 2019

On 23 January 2019, the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (“ANSES” or “the Agency”) published an Opinion based on a Report relating to the safety of babies’ nappie...Read More

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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