Topic Archives: Hardlines

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Jan 17, 2019, 8:21 PM
In December 2018, the WTO circulated a proposal by the EU to amend its Toy Safety Directive and strengthen migration limits for aluminum in toys. Read more...
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Jan 10, 2019, 10:41 AM
EU Regulation (EU) 2018/2005 has added DIBP and expanded the scope from toys and childcare articles to articles in entry 51 to Annex XVII of REACH. Enforcement began on January 7, 2019.Read more...
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Jan 9, 2019, 9:42 AM
Ontario has revoked provincial legislation to improve competitiveness. The changes come into effect in July 2019 and will include regulatory changes to reduce business costs and eliminate trade barriers.Read more...
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Jan 4, 2019, 10:47 AM
CEN launches three voluntary standards to improve the safety of children’s cot duvets, cot bumpers and cot sleep bags.Read more...
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Dec 31, 2018, 9:26 AM
ISO has published a new standard, ISO 4531:2018, for food contact vitreous and porcelain enamels. This standard includes migration limits for 16 heavy metals. Read more...
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Dec 20, 2018, 9:43 AM
Hong Kong is currently consulting on proposed changes to its safety standards for toys and juvenile products. Read more...
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Dec 13, 2018, 9:12 PM
The December issue of ‘Toy Updates’ from SGS is out now – aimed at toy manufacturers, retailers and importers, this bi-monthly e-newsletter aims to ensure the industry is best placed to comply with the latest regulations and quality standards.Read more...
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Dec 12, 2018, 9:56 AM
The CEN has published an updated version of its standard for seat stability testing – EN 1022. Member States have until May 2019 to publish the new standard and remove conflicting standards.Read more...
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Dec 10, 2018, 9:42 AM
ISO amends standard ISO 8124.3:2010 to create a completely new set of migration limit values for finger paints.Read more...
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Dec 5, 2018, 1:43 PM
SGS in Hong Kong has secured its capability to certify composite wood products for the US market beyond March 2019, following TPC accreditation by the Hong Kong Accreditation Service - a body recognized by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).Read more...