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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Canada Considering Changes to Tents and Toys Regulations

8 Feb 2019

Health Canada is seeking public input through 23 March on a proposal to amend the current labelling and flammability requirements for tents and make related changes to the Toys Regulations. The Tents ...Read More


Brazil Suspends Implementation of New Technical Requirements for Toys

10 Jan 2019

Brazil’s National Institute of Technology, Normalisation and Industrial Quality (INMETRO) has suspended the entry into force of the new mandatory technical and conformity assessment requirements for t...Read More


New Regulation Will Restrict Phthalates in Consumer Goods EU-wide

3 Jan 2019

Annex XVII of the REACH Regulation, into which the core provisions of Commission Regulation 2018/2005 will be inserted, prohibits or restricts the manufacture, placing on the market and use of certain...Read More


Imported Composite Wood Products Must be TSCA Compliant as of March 2019

13 Dec 2018

CBP is advising interested parties that after 22 March 2019 regulated composite wood products (i.e., panels), including hardwood plywood, particleboard and medium-density fibreboard, may only be certi...Read More

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