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China’s Standardization Administration Releases Nine VOC Standards
August 20, 2020 Softlines, Hardgoods, Electrical Medical Devices, Electrical and Electronics
The People’s Republic of China’s Standardization Administration has released nine volatile organic compound (VOC) standards on coatings, adhesives, inks and cleaning agents to win the ‘Blue Sky Campaign’.
FDA Issues New Emergency Use Authorization for Surgical Masks
August 20, 2020 Personal and Protective Equipment
On August 5, the FDA issued a Surgical Masks Umbrella Emergency Use Authorization in response to concerns relating to insufficient supply and availability of disposable, single-use surgical masks.
ISO Publishes Two Toy Standard Amendments – ISO 8124-1: 2018 +A1:2020 and +A2:2020
August 18, 2020 Toys and Juvenile Products
ISO 8124-1 has been amended to include new and updated requirements such as: flying toys, toy assemblies and expanding materials. ISO 8124-1 is the international standard that follows the changes in EN 71-1 and ASTM F963 and aims to achieve global harmonization.
EU Revises CLP Regulation on Substances and Mixtures
August 18, 2020 Hardgoods, Toys and Juvenile Products, Softlines, Electrical Medical Devices, Food, Cosmetics, Personal Care and Household, Electrical and Electronics
The EU has published an ATP to amend Annex VI to the CLP Regulation. This revision will apply from March 1, 2022.
EU Proposes to Regulate C9-C14 Perfluorocarboxylic Acids Under Annex XVII of REACH
August 11, 2020 Hardgoods, Toys and Juvenile Products, Softlines, Electrical Medical Devices, Food, Cosmetics, Personal Care and Household, Electrical and Electronics
The EU has published a draft revision to replace entry 68 to Annex XVII of REACH. If approved, the new restrictions may become effective in the second half of 2022.
China Releases an updated Product Standard FZ/T 73025-2019 <Knitted Garments and Accessories for Infants>
August 5, 2020 Softlines
The Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology announced the updated Industry Standard FZ/T 73025-2019 (Knitted Garments and Accessories for Infants), which became effective on July 1, 2020.