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Ukraine Consults Over Proposed Law on Chemical Management

Ukraine has informed the WTO of its intention to approve the nation’s draft law for the management of chemical substances. If approved, the new law will enter into force three months after its publication.
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New European standard for candle accessories (EN 17885)

EN 17885, new specifications for fire safety and product safety labels for candle accessories, helps to ensure a reasonable degree of safety during use.
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Turkey Intends to Further Align Food Contact Plastics with the EU

Turkey has amended its proposed revision to its food contact plastics regulation. If approved, the new law will become effective on January 1, 2026
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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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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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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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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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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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