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August 17, 2018

US Approves Final Revisions to Jewelry Guides

On July 24, 2018 the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) approved the final revision to the “Guides for the Jewelry,...
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August 17, 2018

Yoshida Staff Commended for Outstanding Performance

When it comes to quality expectations, Japanese are famous for their high standards. The staff at Yoshida Sorting Inspection Company,...
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August 17, 2018

US Proposed to Amend Reporting Rules under Toxic Free Kids Act (OAR 333-016)

Oregon State USA Health Authority (OHA) has proposed to amend Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) 333-016 regarding notification requirements for children's...
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August 17, 2018

HQTS Specialized Technical Team Hits a Home Run

HQTS deploys specialized technical teams to assess and develop specifications for non-standard products. They have accumulated rich experience in various...
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August 17, 2018

CEN Develops Three Standards for Children’s Textile Products

On August 1, 2018, European Committee for Standardization (CEN) issued three standards for sleeping bags, cot bumpers and cot duvets to...
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July 12, 2018

EU Publishes Toy Safety Standard EN 71 Part 3: Migration of Certain Elements Amendment

In June 2017, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) published an amended version of European standard EN 71-3:2013+A3:2018, Safety of...
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July 11, 2018

CPSC Approves New Federal Safety Standard for Baby Changing Products

On Jul. 2, 2018, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has approved a new federal standard intended to improve the safety...
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July 11, 2018

US Exempts Certain Wood from Third Party Testing of Heavy Metal and Phthalate

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has published a Final Rule of 16 CFR Part 1252 in Federal Register...
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July 4, 2018

Latest Product Recalls June 2018

Download the latest product recalls to identify unsafe consumer products. Remember that safety recalls don’t expire, so check our news...
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July 2, 2018

ECHA Added Ten New Substances to SVHC Candidate List

On June 27, 2018, ECHA added 10 new substances to the Candidate List, which includes TMA and DCHP due to...
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  • US Approves Final Revisions to Jewelry Guides

    On July 24, 2018 the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) approved the final revision to the “Guides for the Jewelry, Precious Metals, and Pewter Industries” (16 CFR 23) to help prevent deception in jewelry marketing. The Guides explain to businesses how to avoid making deceptive claims about precious metal, pewter, diamond, gemstone, and pearl products, and  …Continue reading