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Domestic Oven Gloves – CE Mark – PPE Updates
Sep 13, 2017 Softlines, Hardgoods
Effective April 21, 2018, domestic oven gloves and mitts will be classified as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and regulated under the new PPE regulation 425/2016/EU. This regulation will repeal and replace Directive 89/686/EEC.
EU Amends Proposal for BPA in Food Contact Materials and Articles
Sep 11, 2017 Toys and Juvenile Products, Food, Hardgoods
The EU proposes to amend its draft legislation on Bisphenol A (BPA) in food contact plastics and food contact varnishes or coatings. If approved, the new effective date could be in late 2018.
Seychelles Bans Certain Plastic Products and Requires Biodegradable Forms to Meet Prescribed Standards
Sep 11, 2017 Hardgoods, Food
The Seychelles has amended its Environmental Law to prohibit polystyrene boxes, plastic bags and utensils, as well as requiring biodegradable forms of these products to conform to prescribed standards. These new regulations became effective on July 1, 2017.
US CPSIA requirements: CPSC Exempts Seven Plastics from Phthalates Testing in Toys and Childcare Articles
Sep 01, 2017 Toys and Juvenile Products
The US CPSC has recently published a final rule to exempt seven types of plastic containing certain additives from third party testing for phthalates in toys and childcare articles. This rule will become effective on September 29, 2017.
New York Albany County Enforces the Toxic Free Toys Act
Aug 29, 2017 Toys and Juvenile Products, Softlines, Hardgoods
Albany County in the US state of New York has recently announced the enforcement of its local law for children’s products and apparel. Enforcement of the law will begin on November 1, 2017.