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New York Albany County Enforces the Toxic Free Toys Act
August 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.
French Court Rules on Penalty for Food Contact Product Safety Failure
August 24, 2017 Hardgoods, Food, Electrical and Electronics
Products in contact with food must not only assure that released chemicals comply with food safety standards but also that general product safety is achieved. Recent incidents related to pressurized whipped cream dispensers in France show that this is not always the case and the penalties are high.
US EPA Permits Early Labeling for Compliant Composite Wood Products
August 23, 2017 Toys and Juvenile Products, Hardgoods
The US EPA did not receive adverse comments for its Direct Final Rule (DFR) on labeling relief for compliant composite wood products. The DFR will become effective on August 25, 2017.
Canada Proposes New Regulations to Reduce the Risk of Strangulation from Corded Window Coverings
August 22, 2017 Hardgoods, Softlines
The proposed Corded Window Coverings Regulations, issued under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA), was published in Part 1 of Canada Gazette dated June 17, 2017. This proposed regulation is currently out for review, with the deadline for comments and feedback being August 31, 2017.
Progress on China RoHS2 – Draft Compliance Management Catalog & Exemption List Published
August 22, 2017 Electrical and Electronics
China’s MIIT has published a draft “Compliance Management Catalog for the Restriction of the Use of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Products (1st batch)” and a draft “Exemption list” for China RoHS2.