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New EU Law Restricts Formaldehyde in Different Types of Material Used in Toys

28 Nov 2019

On 20 November 2019, the Official Journal published Commission Directive 2019/1929, amending a specific section of the EU’s framework law, Directive 2009/48/EC on the safety of toys. The newly publish...Read More

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Revised Limits for Aluminium in Toys Adopted for Application EU-wide

26 Nov 2019

On 19 November 2019, the Official Journal of the EU published Commission Directive 2019/1922 which amends the EU’s framework toy safety law, Directive 2009/48/EC, as regards aluminium. Hong Kong selle...Read More

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Proposed Safety Standard for Infant Sleep Products Revised

12 Nov 2019

The Consumer Product Safety Commission is accepting comments through 28 January on revisions to a proposed rule that would establish a mandatory safety standard for infant sleep products....Read More

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Studies by Environmentalists and NGOs Reveal High Levels of Toxic Substances in Plastic Toys

7 Nov 2019

Last month, Genon Jensen, founder and executive director of the Health and Environment Alliance (“HEAL”), reported on the results of the tests conducted by HEAL and the NGOs Arnika and IPEN on over 50...Read More

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Revisions Made to Safety Requirements for Toddler Beds

29 Oct 2019

The CPSC is revising the mandatory safety regulations for toddler beds by incorporating by reference the most recent version of the ASTM voluntary standard for these products (ASTM F1821-19). These re...Read More

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Safety Standards for Non-Full-Size Baby Cribs and Play Yards Amended

25 Oct 2019

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has amended the mandatory safety standards for non-full-size baby cribs and play yards to incorporate by reference the latest version of the ASTM voluntary stand...Read More

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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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