Press Releases

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Jan 3, 2017, 8:57 PM
The US state of Maine has issued a proposal to include two flame retardants in its list of Priority Chemicals. If accepted their presence in certain children’s products will require reporting to the DEP. Read more...
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Jan 3, 2017, 8:41 PM
California has concluded several Prop 65 settlements involving inclusion of DEHP in consumer products. The agreements require the reformulation of DEHP to levels equal or below 0.1% and, in some cases, a Prop 65 warning will be allowed. Read more...
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Jan 3, 2017, 8:41 PM
California has concluded several Prop 65 settlements involving inclusion of DEHP in consumer products. The agreements require the reformulation of DEHP to levels equal or below 0.1% and, in some cases, a Prop 65 warning will be allowed. Read more...
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Dec 2, 2016, 9:54 AM
ASTM International has updated its US Toy Standard and issued ASTM F963-16. Published on October 20, 2016, it contains several significant changes to the previous standard - ASTM F963-11.Read more...
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Dec 2, 2016, 9:46 AM
The US State of Washington has published proposals to amend the reporting rule and list of Chemicals of High Concern to Children (CHCC). The final proposed language is expected in January, and an additional public comment period will follow.Read more...
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Dec 1, 2016, 10:44 AM
SGS looks at how China’s economic downturn is affecting minimum wage levels.Read more...
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Dec 1, 2016, 10:20 AM
The Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade has nullified its regulations concerning the use of azo dyes and formaldehyde in textile products. These new rules become effective November 26, 2016. Read more...
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Nov 23, 2016, 10:21 AM
European Union and French rules serve to improve the safety of bunk and high beds.Read more...
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Nov 22, 2016, 2:37 PM
SGS has opened a new EMC testing chamber at its site in Tuusula, Finland. The chamber, one of the largest in Northern Europe, offers a competitive local service for Finland’s growing technology sector. Read more...
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Nov 22, 2016, 2:24 PM
SGS helps companies reduce the risk of fire in home furnishings. Read more...