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Connecticut, USA, Regulates PFAS in Certain Consumer Goods

The US state of Connecticut has regulated intentionally added PFAS in several categories of consumer good. The new law contains provisions for labeling, notification and eventual prohibition of these goods from January 1, 2028.
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California Proposition 65: Reformulation of Chemicals in Consumer Goods

Multiple settlements have been reached for a variety of products containing Prop 65 chemicals. Many of these agreements allow a Prop 65 warning as an alternative.
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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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EU Safety Gate Publishes 2023 Annual Report

Cosmetics the most recalled product in Europe in 2023, followed by toys and motor vehicles. Most common risks are associated with chemicals, followed by injury and choking.
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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 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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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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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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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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