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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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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

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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

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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

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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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Strict Limit Proposed for DecaBDE in Recycled Plastics Used to Make Toys and Other Consumer Goods

28 Nov 2018

On 15 November 2018, the European Parliament voted to introduce a derogation limit of only 10 mg/kg (0.001% by weight) for the brominated flame retardant decabromodiphenyl ether (“DecaBDE”). This figu...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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Toxic Toys on the Market as a Result of European Legislative Inconsistencies

31 Oct 2018

The study has unveiled and called for an end to inconsistencies and mismatches in legislation on chemicals, products, and waste in the European Union and, even further afield, in Central and Eastern E...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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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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EU Law Restricting Phenol in Toys to Begin Applying Imminently

8 Oct 2018

Hong Kong’s toy sellers will be aware that Directive 2009/48/EC is the framework toy safety Directive for all toys that are sold to EU consumers. This framework toy safety Directive provides for the a...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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New Law Restricting Lead in Toys to Enter into Effect EU-wide on 28 October

2 Oct 2018

Council Directive 2017/738 was published in the EU’s Official Journal on 27 April 2017. It introduces more stringent limits on the concentration of lead in toys, which will begin applying from 28 Octo...Read More

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Denmark Investigates Carcinogenic PAHs in Consumer Products, Including in Footwear and Toys

2 Oct 2018

PAHs are organic compounds containing two or more fused aromatic rings, which, in processed articles, may exist in the following: creosote, medicines, dyes, plastics, rubbers, pesticides, lubricants, ...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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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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