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February 7, 2019

US Publishes High Chair Standard ASTM F404-18A

On January 15, 2019, the standard ASTM F404-18a on safety specification for high chair was published. In this revision, certain high...
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February 7, 2019

EU Adds Substances as Food Contact Materials

On January 11, 2018, the Official Journal of European Union issues the Directive (EU) 2019/37, amending and correcting the Annex...
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February 7, 2019

EU to Revise Formaldehyde and Aluminum Content in Toys

The European Commission has recently notified World Trade Organization (WTO) of the amendments to Toy Safety Directive, and is seeking...
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February 7, 2019

Six New Substances Added to Candidate List of SVHC

Six New Substances Added into the Candidate List of SVHCs   On January 15, 2019, ECHA added 10 new substances...
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February 7, 2019

O-TEX® Standard 100 – 2019

On January 2, 2019, the OEKO-TEX® Association updated the applicable test criteria and limit values for product certification in accordance...
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January 8, 2019

ECHA Consults on Amendment of REACH Annex XIV for Four Phthalates

On December 12, 2018, ECHA issued a notice to conduct public consultation on the amendment of annex XIV of REACH...
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January 8, 2019

Two Substances Added to the List of Prop 65

On November 23, 2018, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) is adding gentian violet and N-nitrosohexamethyleneimine to the...
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January 8, 2019

EU Council Backs Lower POPs Limit on DecaBDE Flame Retardants

On November 28, 2018, the European Council has approved the recast of the Regulation on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), which was adopted by...
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January 8, 2019

EU Identified 3-Benzylidene Camphor as SVHC Substance

On December 18, 2018, the Official Journal of European released the directive (EU) 2018/2013, identified 1,7,7-trimethyl-3-(phenylmethylene) bicycle [2.2.1] heptan-2-one (3-benzylidene...
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December 11, 2018

CPSC Implements Interim Policy for Mattress Pads

On November 1, 2018, the USA Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) implemented an Interim Enforcement Policy allowing reduced testing for mattress...
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  • US Publishes High Chair Standard ASTM F404-18A

    On January 15, 2019, the standard ASTM F404-18a on safety specification for high chair was published. In this revision, certain high chairs and high chair accessories are temporarily excluded from the stability requirements under section 6.5. However, this measure will be reevaluated once the test methods are developed. The exemption includes high chairs and high chair  …Continue reading