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Vermont, USA, Proposes to Expand Definition of Formaldehyde in CHCC Reporting Rule
Nov 14, 2019 Toys and Juvenile Products, Softlines, Hardgoods, Food, Cosmetics, Personal Care and Household
Vermont has recently proposed a revision to its disclosure program for children’s products by expanding the definition of formaldehyde. Comments are accepted until December 11, 2019.
CSA Group Announces Effective Dates for Adoption of New Standard for Intrinsically Safe and Associated Equipment
Nov 14, 2019 Electrical and Electronics
The CSA (Canadian Standards Association) Group has announced the effective dates from which only CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 60079-11:14 can be applied to intrinsically safe and associated equipment.
French Decree 2019-1007 Harmonizes Regulatory Provisions Related to Certain Non-Food Product Safety
Nov 08, 2019 Softlines
A general Decree intended to harmonize the regulatory requirements applicable to certain non-food products already covered by specific and national regulations has been published in the French Official Journal on 30/09/2019.
US CPSC Issues a Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Infant Sleep Products
Nov 05, 2019 Toys and Juvenile Products
The US Consumer Products Safety Commission has issued a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking for infant sleep products, proposing to adopt ASTM F3118-17a with modifications that would make it more stringent.
South Korea Proposes to Strengthen its Safety Standard for Children’s Products
Oct 22, 2019 Toys and Juvenile Products, Softlines
South Korea is consulting over its proposed amendment to the Common Safety Standard for children’s products. The revision is proposed to enter into force in June 2020 at the earliest.