Press Releases

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Feb 2, 2017, 12:46 PM
The US EPA has published its final rule for formaldehyde emissions in wood products and an associated certification program. The new rule becomes effective on February 10, 2017. Read more...
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Feb 2, 2017, 12:33 PM
The state of Oregon has introduced rules relating to the disclosure of hazardous substances by children’s products manufacturers. The first reporting notice is due on January 1, 2018.Read more...
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Feb 2, 2017, 12:18 PM
Manufacturers and designers of children’s winter clothes should consider how young con-sumers might behave when wearing such products – and take the necessary safety pre-cautions.Read more...
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Feb 2, 2017, 11:46 AM
European Union (EU) regulation 655/2013 sets out the legislative requirements for claims made about cosmetics. SGS helps manufacturers avoid making false or misleading claims.Read more...
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Feb 1, 2017, 12:56 PM
SGS opens a state-of-the-art laboratory in Vietnam, providing testing facilities for physical and restricted substances in consumer products.Read more...
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Jan 23, 2017, 5:28 PM
SGS launches a series of monthly webinars to help suppliers of borderline products – children’s cosmetics, cosmetic toys and promotional items – better understand and apply relevant EU regulations.Read more...
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Jan 23, 2017, 10:30 AM
Following a consultation period, the US FDA has issued a final rule prohibiting the use of 19 active ingredients in antibacterial soaps. The ruling becomes effective on September 6, 2017. Read more...
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Jan 22, 2017, 12:56 PM
The European Commission has placed greater restrictions on the use of Methylisothiazolinone in Cosmetic Products. The new rules came into force on August 11, 2016. Read more...
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Jan 21, 2017, 8:25 AM
The European Commission has amended Annex V of Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009 to create a separate category for mouthwashes and change the restrictions on Ethyl Lauroyl Arginate HCl.Read more...
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Jan 20, 2017, 10:18 AM
On November 3, 2016, Dutch authorities published an amendment to the rules relating to food contact materials and articles. The new law came into force on January 1, 2017.Read more...