Press Releases

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Nov 12, 2019, 9:18 AM
New York is set to become the first state in the US to mandate the new for ingredient lists for menstrual products.Read more...
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Nov 11, 2019, 10:45 AM
Demonstrate product compliance to the US Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products Act with testing from SGS.Read more...
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Nov 7, 2019, 1:52 PM
The US state of Maine has issued a revised version of its proposal to designate PFOS as a priority chemical. If accepted, manufacturers or distributors of certain children’s products will need to comply with reporting requirements. Read more...
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Nov 6, 2019, 9:59 AM
More and more people are using online reviews to decide on purchases. SGS looks at how performance or ‘fitness-for-use’ testing can help manufacturers develop products that will satisfy consumers. Read more...
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Nov 1, 2019, 10:52 AM
The US EPA has released an updated version of its luminaire specification criteria – Version 2.2 – for ENERGY STAR® certification.Read more...
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Oct 31, 2019, 9:15 AM
South Korea has just completed a consultation over a proposal to amend its Common Safety Standard for children’s products. If accepted, the new provisions could be enforced from June 2020.Read more...
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Oct 31, 2019, 9:10 AM
The US CPSC has issued a proposal to exempt several unfinished manufactured fibers in toys and childcare articles from undergoing third party testing. There is now a 75-day consultation period. Read more...
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Oct 30, 2019, 11:44 AM
ECHA opens public consultation on restricting skin sensitizing substances in products made from textile, leather, fur and/or hide.Read more...
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Oct 29, 2019, 12:06 PM
Peru’s Ministry of Energy and Mines (MINEM) has recognized SGS to certify electrical and electronic consumer products against new energy labeling requirements. Read more...
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Oct 29, 2019, 10:41 AM
Safety standard EN 71-3:2019 has been listed as showing presumption of conformity with the EU Toy Safety Directive. It is included in a list of toy safety standards that become effective on October 16, 2019.Read more...