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California Proposition 65 60-Day Notices for BPA and PFOA on Textile Products

The Center for Environmental Health (CEH) found bisphenol A (BPA) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) in several textile products. Legal 60-Day Notices were issued for products that did not provide Proposition 65 warning labels.
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Minnesota, USA, Regulates Chemicals in Products

The US state of Minnesota has approved measures to regulate PFAS and heavy metals in a wide variety of products. The provisions relating to PFAS will be implemented in phases, starting January 1, 2025.
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Turkey Mandates Standard for Children’s Drinking Equipment

Turkey has mandated TS EN 14350 / November 2020 for drinking equipment for young children. This standard will become effective on November 11, 2023
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Brazil Sets Standard for Pigments in Food Contact Cellulosic Materials and Articles

Brazil has set a grayscale standard when food contact cellulosic materials and articles are tested to BS EN 646. This new standard will become effective on November 22, 2023.
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US CPSC Issues Direct Final Rule for Bedside Sleepers

US Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) has published a direct final rule to incorporate the latest version of the ASTM standard for bedside sleepers.
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Health Canada Publishes New Consumer Product Enforcement Summary Reports

Health Canada has published the results of their compliance verification projects for selected consumer products.
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Oregon, USA, Bans Polystyrene Foam Containers and PFAS in Foodware Containers

Oregon has approved measures to prohibit polystyrene foam containers and PFAS in food containers. The new law will become operative on January 1, 2025
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NEWMOA proposes PFAS Prevention Model Legislation

The Northeast Waste Management Officials’ Association (NEWMOA) has published a proposed model legislation addressing PFAS in consumer products. The model legislation aims to harmonize US state’s efforts in regulating PFAS. Comments are accepted until June 29, 2023.
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US CPSC Issues Direct Final Rule for the Marking of Toy, Look-Alike and Imitation Firearms

US Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) has published a direct final rule to adopt the Department of Commerce’s rule for the marking of toy, look-alike and imitation firearms
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India Proposes to Mandate Standards for Several Categories of Food Contact Products

India Proposes to Mandate Standards for Several Categories of Food Contact Products

India has informed the WTO of its intention to mandate the use of national standards for several categories of food contact product.  If approved, the new law will become effective six months after the date of publication in the Official Gazette
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