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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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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

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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

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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

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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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