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US CPSC Publishes Final Rule & Method for Labs to Comply with CPSIA Phthalates
06 Feb 2018 Toys and Juvenile Products, Softlines, Hardgoods, Food
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has published a new method for phthalates and a final rule to allow accredited laboratories two years to update their scope of accreditation. The final rule will become effective on April 25, 2018.
US CPSC Expands Exemption of Seven Plastics from Phthalates Testing in Toys & Childcare Articles
05 Feb 2018 Toys and Juvenile Products, Softlines, Hardgoods, Food
The US CPSC has published a Direct Final Rule (DFR) to revise the exemption of seven types of plastic from third party testing for regulated phthalates in toys and childcare articles.
Europe Restricts the Use of D4 and D5 in Wash-off Cosmetic Products
25 Jan 2018 Cosmetics, Personal Care and Household
The European Commission has published Regulation (EC) 2018/35 to restrict the use of Octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4) and Decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5) in “wash-off cosmetic products” as defined in Article 2(1)(a) of Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009.
China Issued a Notice to Include Playmats in the Scope of China Compulsory Certification
25 Jan 2018 Toys and Juvenile Products
On December 8, 2017 CNCA issued a notice (No. 41 of 2017) to include playmats in the scope of CCC. From December 1, 2018, only playmats with a CCC certificate can be imported, or placed on the Chinese market.
Canada Proposes Blanket Ban on Asbestos
25 Jan 2018 Hardgoods, Toys and Juvenile Products, Softlines, Electrical Medical Devices, Food, Cosmetics, Personal Care and Household, Electrical and Electronics
Canada has recently published two sets of proposed regulations on asbestos and asbestos-containing products. The prohibitions are expected to become effective in early 2019.