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Trinidad and Tobago Consults Over Draft Mandatory Standard on Toy Safety
Aug 08, 2019 Toys and Juvenile Products
The Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago has initiated a consultation period for its draft mandatory standard on the migration of heavy metals from toy materials. The new standard is expected to become effective by March 2020.
EU Amends Maximum Residue Levels for Pesticides in Certain Products
Aug 08, 2019 Food
On June 20, 2019, the European Union announced Commission Regulation amending Annexes II and III to Regulation (EC) 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council regarding MRLs of pesticides in or on food and feed of plant and animal origin.
A New App is Being Developed to Track SVHCs in Consumer Products
Aug 06, 2019 Hardgoods, Toys and Juvenile Products, Softlines, Electrical Medical Devices, Electrical and Electronics
In the EU, a mobile app is being developed to provide information on material content within products directly to consumers. Once finalized, it will provide quick access to details of any SVHC contained in a consumer product.
CENELEC Approves EN IEC 63000 to Demonstrate Presumption of Conformity with RoHS 2
Aug 06, 2019 Electrical Medical Devices, Electrical and Electronics
The European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) has approved EN IEC 63000:2018 for demonstrating presumption of conformity with the requirements of European Union (EU) Directive 2011/65/EU, known as RoHS 2.
EU Commission Harmonizes Toy Trampoline Standard EN 71-14:2018
Aug 06, 2019 Toys and Juvenile Products
In the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) EU commission decision 2019/1254 was published on July 22, 2019. The decision harmonizes the revised toy trampoline standard EN 71-14:2018. Only harmonized standards can be used to show compliance to the EU Toy Directive 2009/48/EC. The previous version EN 71-14:2014+A1:2017 may be used until 22 January 2020.