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Button Cell Batteries 2

CPSC Publishes Direct Final Rule for Button Cell or Coin Batteries and Consumer Products Containing Such Batteries

As required by Reese’s Law, the CPSC has published in the Federal Register a direct final rule for button cell or coin batteries and consumer products containing such batteries
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Microplastic Pollution

EU Regulates Microplastics under REACH

The EU has issued legislation to regulate microplastics under Annex XVII of REACH. The provisions in the new law will be implemented in phases, starting October 17, 2023.
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nursing pillow

US CPSC Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPR) for Nursing Pillows

US Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) has published a notice of proposed rulemaking to establish a consumer product safety rule for nursing pillows
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Lighted Canddles and Incent Sticks

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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scientist in laboratory

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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Colourful Plastic Containers

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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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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