Press Releases

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Jun 24, 2016, 11:46 AM
On May 19, 2016, the US State of Massachusetts’ Senate passed a bill to restrict flame-retardants in children’s products, bedding, carpeting and window treatments. If the bill is eventually signed into law, it will become effective on January 1, 2017.Read more...
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Jun 24, 2016, 11:33 AM
Styrene becomes the latest substance to be included on the California Proposition 65 list of chemicals which can cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. From April 22, 2017, the US State of California will require ‘clear and reasonable…Read more...
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Jun 24, 2016, 11:27 AM
According to the 2015 EU RAPEX Annual Report, 2072 products were notified as posing a possible risk to consumers’ health and, for the first time, chemical risk became the most notified type of risk.Read more...
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Jun 24, 2016, 11:21 AM
New York State Assembly has passed a proposal to regulate toxic chemicals in children’s products. If the bill becomes law, it will introduce a number of new provisions that will impact upon businesses working in this sector. Companies are now advised to…Read more...
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Jun 24, 2016, 11:07 AM
The U.S. State of Connecticut has introduced a law restricting the use of flame retardants in children’s products and upholstered furniture. Companies are now advised to consider how the law will impact on their businesses.Read more...
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Jun 24, 2016, 11:02 AM
Settlement data from the last four years reveals the financial implications for companies, operating in the US State of California, who are not compliant with California Proposition 65.Read more...
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Jun 24, 2016, 10:56 AM
Westchester County, in New York State, has delayed enforcement of a new law prohibiting the sale of children’s products containing certain toxic chemicals. Read more...
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Jun 23, 2016, 9:16 PM
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has published a guidance document to help economic operators and regulatory bodies better interpret the scope of entry 63 of REACH Annex XVII – a regulation to restrict lead in articles for the general public that can…Read more...
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Jun 22, 2016, 12:45 PM
China’s new RoHS 2.0 presents challenges to companies working in the EE sector. SGS’s webinar on June 16, 2016, will help companies seeking to achieve compliance.Read more...
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Jun 19, 2016, 4:47 PM
The European Commission has replaced Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Directive 89/686/EEC with Regulation (EU) 2016/(EU) 2016/425. This requires companies working in this sector to be aware of a number of key changes to the regulations relating to…Read more...