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European Council Approves New Ecodesign Regulation

The European Council has officially approved regulations for a new 'ecodesign' framework, with the objective of setting sustainability criteria for a wide array of products across the EU. In addition, member states have implemented a prohibition on the destruction of unsold textiles and footwear. This initiative reflects the EU's commitment to promoting environmental responsibility and reducing waste.
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CPSC Announces Expansion of eFiling Beta Pilot Test

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in consultation with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), has announced their joint intent to expand the current eFiling beta pilot test.
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Switzerland Revises Two Standards for Toy Safety

Switzerland has issued an amendment to the nation’s technical standards for toys. These will become effective on July 1, 2024.
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US CPSC Issues Direct Final Rule for Infant and Cradle Swings

US Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) has published a direct final rule to incorporate the latest version of the ASTM standard for infant and cradle swings.
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Switzerland Revises Two Positive Lists for Food Contact Materials

Switzerland has amended the nation’s positive list for food contact plastics and food packaging inks. These will become effective on July 1, 2024 

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Durability Index for washing machines and televisions in France

On April 5, 2024, decrees related to the new durability index of the AGEC law were published. This index will gradually replace the repairability index that has been in place in France since 2021. It will be applicable to washing machines and televisions in 2025.
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Vermont, USA, Revises Law on Products Containing PFAS and other Chemicals

Vermont has revised its law on products containing PFAS and other chemicals. The provisions in the new act will be implemented in phases, starting July 1, 2024.
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Peru Strengthens Chemical Requirements for Baby Products

Peru has strengthened the nation’s requirements for chemicals in the manufacture of baby items. The new specifications became effective in April 2024.

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EU Intends to Restrict PAH in Clay Targets under REACH

The EU has informed the WTO of its intention to regulate 18 PAH in clay targets for shooting as a new entry under Annex XVII of REACH. If approved, the restrictions will become effective one year from the date of entry into force.
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Washington Designates 6PPD-containing Tires a Priority Product under its Safer Products Program

On March 28, 2024, Washington signed into law a bill designating 6PPD-containing tires as a priority product under cycle 2 of its safer products scheme.
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