Topic Archives: Consumer Products

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...
Oct 23, 2019, 9:52 AM
California has introduced two sets of limits for jewelry under its Metal-Containing Jewelry Law. The more stringent set of limits will come into effect on June 1, 2020.Read more...
Oct 8, 2019, 9:32 AM
Germany has issued new specifications for PAHs in consumer goods under the voluntary GS-Mark. The new requirements come into effect on July 1, 2020.Read more...
Oct 3, 2019, 9:27 AM
The ECHA has started a public consultation over four potential SVHCs. Stakeholders must comment by October 18, 2019. Read more...
Sep 6, 2019, 10:20 AM
SGS launches new ‘Product Recalls’ digital platform to help consumer goods manufacturers and retailers quickly access unsafe product notifications (non-food) from the EU and USA.Read more...
Sep 2, 2019, 4:17 PM
A new app is being developed in Europe to allow consumers to directly request information about SVHCs in consumer productsRead more...
Aug 28, 2019, 4:46 PM
On July 16, 2019, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) published the 21st batch of SVHC Candidate List, bringing the total to 201 hazardous substances. REACH services from SGS help manufacturers and importers manage their responsibilities to expanding…Read more...
Aug 15, 2019, 9:34 AM
SGS keeps stakeholders informed on Chinese minimum wage rates as they are adjusted. So far in 2019, four areas have increased their minimum wage.Read more...
Aug 15, 2019, 9:27 AM
Aug 9, 2019, 2:42 PM
From July 16, 2021, the EU will implement Regulation (EU) 2019/1020 to facilitate the improvement of market surveillance and product compliance applicable to online sales and economic operators in the EU.Read more...