Press Releases

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Jun 19, 2016, 4:01 PM
Effective April 2018, new PPE Regulations state oven gloves and mitts for domestic use must undergo EU type certification and carry the CE mark before they can be sold in the EU.Read more...
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Jun 19, 2016, 3:58 PM
Companies selling Consumer Products in California need to make sure they comply with the new regulations concerning bisphenol A (BPA). From May 11, 2016, products containing BPA must carry a warning label under Prop 65 legislation.Read more...
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Jun 19, 2016, 3:52 PM
California’s OEHHA issued a notice, March 25, 2016, modifying its proposed revisions to the Proposition 65 (Prop 65) warning label regulations.Read more...
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Jun 19, 2016, 3:46 PM
Effective March 8, 2016, Brazil’s INMETRO implemented measures to remove toys containing 1,4-butanediol from sale. Similar toys not containing 1,4-butanediol, must now undergo mandatory testing and certification.Read more...
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Jun 19, 2016, 3:42 PM
Food contact material notification to the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) dropped by 18% in 2015, but they remain in the top 10 of all product category findings by EU Member State authorities.Read more...
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Jun 19, 2016, 3:38 PM
Under new measures approved by the US state of Washington the use of five flame-retardants in children’s products and residential upholstered furniture will be restricted, with effect from July 1, 2017.Read more...
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Jun 19, 2016, 3:32 PM
A number of Prop 65 Consent Decrees and/or Settlement Agreements involving DEHP have been reached for a wide variety of products. The parties in these settlements have agreed to reformulate or to provide Prop 65 warnings.Read more...
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Jun 19, 2016, 3:27 PM
In December 2015, the US voluntary industry standard covering sunglasses was updated from ANSI Z80.3:2010 to ANSI Z80.3:2015, bringing the code into closer alignment with existing US and International standards.Read more...
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Jun 19, 2016, 3:21 PM
From March 25, 2016, adult clothing that is exempt from testing under the Flammable Fabrics Act (FFA) will no longer require a General Conformity Certificate (GCC).Read more...
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Jun 19, 2016, 3:16 PM
The US has established a single comprehensive standard, ANSI/ISEA 107-2015, which considers all occupational tasks for High-Visibility Safety Apparel.Read more...