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European Commission Publishes Guide to Interpreting EN 14682:2014 on Cords & Drawstrings in Children’s Clothes
Jul 26, 2019 Toys and Juvenile Products, Softlines
The 2014 revision of EN 14682 prompted the need for additional guidance on the technical aspects of garment design. Children's clothing, like adult clothing, is highly fashionable, resulting in changing garment styles. The aim of this Technical Report is to assist all stakeholders in this fast changing and inventive industry.
Food Contact Products Containing Bamboo Come Under Scrutiny by Market Surveillance in Europe
Jul 26, 2019 Hardgoods, Food
Composite materials containing bamboo powder and melamine are facing strong headwinds on the EU market. Several issues, including excessive migration of formaldehyde and melamine, misleading advertising and use of potentially non-authorized additives have caught the attention of market surveillance and consumer stakeholders.
EU Proposes to Expand Lead Restrictions Under Reach
Jul 23, 2019 Hardgoods, Softlines
The EU has informed the WTO of its intention to amend the restriction of lead falling under entry 63 to Annex XVII of REACH. Upon publication in the Official Journal, the provisions will be implemented in phases starting two years after the date of entry into force.
Turkey Proposes Strengthening of Toy Safety Regulation
Jul 23, 2019 Toys and Juvenile Products
Turkey is proposing to align its chemical requirements for toys with those in the European Union (EU). The amendment would be implemented in phases starting six months after publication in the Official Gazette
RoHS II Transitional Period Ends on July 22, 2019 For All Electric Toys and Any Other EEE
Jul 22, 2019 Toys and Juvenile Products, Electrical and Electronics
Directive 2011/65/EU was published on June 8, 2011. Products that previously had been excluded from the RoHS scope need to become compliant before July 22, 2019.