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Chemical Purple

Australia Intends to Regulate Several POP Chemicals

Australia has informed the WTO of its intention to ban four POP chemicals. If approved, these will be implemented in phases from July 2024
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Tealight Candles

Fire Safety for Candles standard, (ASTM F2417) was updated to 2023 version

The ASTM standard F2417, which deals with fire safety for candles, has recently been updated with new general requirements.
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window covering without operating cords

U.S. Court of Appeals Vacates CPSC Rule on Custom Window Coverings

CPSC rule on custom window coverings vacated and remanded by U.S. Court of Appeal.
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Button Cell Battery

CPSC Votes to Adopt ANSI/UL 4200A-2023 as the Mandatory Standard for Consumer Products Containing Button Cell or Coin Batteries

US Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) has voted to incorporate by reference ANSI/UL 4200A-2023 as the safety standard for consumer products containing button cell or coin batteries
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Boy Playing with Remote Control Toys

Australia publishes new requirements for toys

The Australian requirements for toys intended for children under three years of age have been amended with more stringent requirements for small parts to stop release during play or reasonable wear and tear.
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Magnets toy for child brain development on white background

Japan sets requirements for magnet sets and expanding water beads

The new requirements in Japan regarding magnet sets and expanding beads came into force on June 19,2023.
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EU Issues New Regulation on Batteries and Waste Batteries

The EU has published a new piece of legislation on batteries and waste batteries. This new law will be implemented in phases, starting February 18, 2024
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Mother and Baby in a Supermarket

UK Government update to UKCA marking regulations

UK Government announces decision to indefinitely extend recognition of CE marking for most goods enter GB markets.
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Laboratory Glassware Blue

ECHA Consults Over Six Substances as SVHC

The ECHA has launched a 45-day consultation for listing six chemicals as substances of very high concern (SHVC). Comments are accepted until October 10, 2023.
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Chemical Solution in Test Tubes

UK Proposes Revision to GB CLP Regulation on Substances and Mixtures

The United Kingdom is proposing to amend the GB mandatory classification and labeling list under its GB CLP Regulation. The proposed revised list would become mandatory in Q3 of 2025.
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