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Maine Issues Updated Proposal to Require Priority Chemical Reporting for PFOS

17 Oct 2019

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection recently re-posted for a 30-day comment period (through 4 November) a revised version of a proposal to add perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) to the ...Read More

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Proposal Would Ease Testing Requirements for Toys and Child Care Articles Containing Certain Fibres

10 Oct 2019

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is seeking comments by 23 December on a proposal to ease certain testing requirements for children’s toys and child care articles containing certain unfinis...Read More

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Taiwan Amends the Children’s Raincoat Inspection Requirements for Phthalates

26 Sept 2019

The Taiwan Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI) adopts the most recent version of CNS 15503 as the inspection standard for children’s raincoats. The mandatory inspection standard of ch...Read More

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Registration Programme for Durable Infant Products Updated

24 Sept 2019

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has updated a consumer registration programme established under the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008. That law required manufacturers of durable i...Read More

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Infant Bath Seat Standard Revised

23 Sept 2019

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a direct final rule revising its mandatory standard for infant bath seats to incorporate by reference the most recent version of the applicable ASTM v...Read More

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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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New EU decision on Toy Safety Standard Published

6 Aug 2019

On 23 July 2019, Commission Implementing Decision 2019/1254 was published in the Official Journal. The Decision concerns harmonised standards on the safety of toys which, in turn, supports Directive 2...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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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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Survey of Harmful Monomers in Toys and Risk Assessment of 3D Pens for Children

6 June 2019

As Hong Kong traders active in the toy industry may know, plastic toys sometimes contain monomers, some of which are hazardous to health and even classified as carcinogenic. In 2010, the EU’s Scientif...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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EU Commission Revises Toy Guidance Documents on Pools and Musical Instruments

26 April 2019

The EU commission has revised two guidance documents that provide clarification to the scope of the EU toy safety directive. The guidance document on musical instruments clarifies the grey area betwee...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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RAPEX Removes Dangerous Products from European Market but Significant Concerns Remain over Imports

18 April 2019

On 9 April 2019, it was announced that the Rapid Alert System for Non-Food Consumer Products (“RAPEX”) had removed more than 2,000 dangerous products from the European market in 2018. However, accordi...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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Sweden Investigates E-commerce Consumer Goods Including Toys and Jewellery

25 Feb 2019

The Swedish Chemicals Agency (SCA) has undertaken a first of its kind investigation into electronic products, toys and jewellery sold via e-commerce marketplaces. It announced that its report of Decem...Read More

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ECHA Urged to Follow Through with Database of Products Containing Hazardous Substances

18 Feb 2019

By 5 January 2020, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is mandated to establish a database of articles that contain so-called Candidate List substances and make this information available to waste tr...Read More

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