Press Releases

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Jul 18, 2016, 12:19 PM
Consumers are replacing electrical and electronic products ever more quickly. In response the German Environment Agency (UBA) recommends introducing a minimum of service life to help minimize the impact these products have on the environment.Read more...
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Jul 18, 2016, 12:00 PM
SGS organized a supply chain event to introduce the UK’s textile, clothing and footwear industries to China’s GB standards.Read more...
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Jul 18, 2016, 11:54 AM
Avoid confusion over which rules apply to products that could be classed as either toys or cosmetics. So-called borderline products destined for the EU should be individually assessed and both the Toy Safety Directive and Cosmetic Directive applied where…Read more...
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Jul 13, 2016, 9:08 PM
Several Prop 65 settlements have been concluded relating to the reformulation of certain phthalates in consumer products. In a number of cases, a Prop 65 warning has been accepted as an alternative.Read more...
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Jul 13, 2016, 9:03 PM
The European Commission has amended Regulation (EC) 1223/2009 relating to the use of Potassium Hydroxide in cosmetics, including its approval as a callosity softener.Read more...
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Jul 13, 2016, 12:50 PM
The European Commission has published a new regulation allowing Zinc Oxide and Nano Zinc Oxide to be used as an UV filter in cosmetic products. Read more...
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Jul 8, 2016, 11:57 AM
The US State of Vermont has delayed the start date for the reporting of Chemicals of High Concern to Children until January 1, 2017.Read more...
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Jul 7, 2016, 11:58 AM
The ECHA has included Benzo[def]chrysene on its Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern, bringing the total number of listed substances to 169.Read more...
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Jul 5, 2016, 10:06 AM
Several Proposition 65 Settlements are reached concerning lead, DEHP and DINP. Manufacturers are reminded to check their products for exposure and other Prop 65 requirements.Read more...
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Jul 4, 2016, 11:48 AM
The standards organization, ASTM, has updated its safety specification for children's chairs and stools. Published in May 2016, the new standard, ASTM F2613-16, replaces ASTM F2613-14.Read more...