Press Releases

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Feb 15, 2019, 10:17 AM
SGS details the recent changes made to ISO 9994, its standard for cigarette, cigar and pipe lighters.Read more...
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Feb 14, 2019, 10:56 AM
The US state of Vermont has issued proposals to amend and expand its reporting rules for chemicals of high concern in children’s products.Read more...
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Feb 14, 2019, 10:44 AM
ISO published a new version of ISO 8124-6, a standard covering phthalates in toys and children’s products, in November 2018.Read more...
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Feb 14, 2019, 9:41 AM
The European Union published an updated version of it Candle Sooting Behavior standard - EN 15426 – in November 2018. All conflicting national standards must be withdrawn by May 10, 2019.Read more...
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Feb 13, 2019, 8:35 PM
Ultrasound measurement laboratory, developed by SGS at Aix en Provence, becomes the first laboratory in France accredited by COFRAC for the measurement of ultrasound fields for electromedical equipment and for active implantable medical devices.Read more...
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Feb 8, 2019, 11:24 AM
Lead acetate has been banned by the US FDA as an additive in hair coloring cosmetic products.Read more...
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Feb 7, 2019, 9:34 AM
South American trading bloc – MERCOSUR – has approved and issued a new technical regulation on the labeling of textile products. Member states have until June 15, 2019, to incorporate it into their legal systems. Read more...
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Feb 7, 2019, 9:19 AM
On January 31, 2019, the EU’s recently updated ‘Food Contact Plastics’ Regulation will come into effect. Stakeholders are advised to check the latest revisions to ensure compliance. Read more...
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Feb 1, 2019, 9:29 AM
The ECHA has increased the number of substances on its Candidate List to 197, with the inclusion of six new SVHCs.Read more...