Press Releases

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Apr 10, 2019, 9:31 AM
France has published in the French Official Journal an updated list of standards that give presumption of conformity to Decree 91-1292 for protecting young children from risks associated with childcare articles.Read more...
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Apr 9, 2019, 10:00 AM
On January 9, 2019, South Korea amended its food contact standards for articles used by young children to include prohibitions on the use of BPA, BBP and DBP. This will become effective on January 1, 2020.Read more...
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Apr 9, 2019, 9:53 AM
Germany announces DIN EN 16516 as the new test standard for formaldehyde emissions from wood-based materials. Read more...
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Apr 4, 2019, 9:40 AM
ECHA calls for public comments on three potential SVHCs. If adopted, the Candidate List will expand to 200 substances.Read more...
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Apr 2, 2019, 9:48 AM
Thailand announces proposal to introduce mandatory standard for food contact plastics made from thermoset plastics derived from formaldehyde.Read more...
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Apr 2, 2019, 9:39 AM
Since the beginning of 2019, several US jurisdictions have introduced bills to restrict or prohibit the use of certain flame retardants in consumer products. SGS summarizes these bills.Read more...
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Mar 27, 2019, 2:04 PM
In February 2019, Health Canada published a new version its industry guide helping manufacturers and suppliers of futons understand legal flammability requirements. Read more...
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Mar 21, 2019, 9:52 AM
In September 2018, China implemented FZ/T 43014-2018, a new standard for silk scarves and shawls.Read more...
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Mar 21, 2019, 9:40 AM
SGS will host a free webinar on March 28, 2019 to explore Europe’s seat stability test method – EN 1022:2018 Read more...
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Mar 21, 2019, 9:31 AM
CEN issues revised version of EN 646 - ‘Paper and Board Intended to Come into Contact with Foodstuffs – Determination of Color Fastness of Dyed Paper and Board’Read more...