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China Releases Four VOC Standards Relating to the Electrical and Electronics Industry
June 9, 2020 Electrical and Electronics
On March 4, 2020, the Standardization Administration of the People’s Republic of China (SAC) released four mandatory national standards on VOCs in coatings, adhesives, inks and cleaning agents. These new standards would affect enterprises using these products in the electrical and electronics industry.
The Toxics in Packaging Clearinghouse Revises the Sample Certificate of Compliance
June 9, 2020 Hardgoods, Toys and Juvenile Products, Softlines, Electrical Medical Devices, Food, Cosmetics, Personal Care and Household, Electrical and Electronics
The Toxics in Packaging Clearinghouse added a new statement to the Sample Certificate of Compliance.
Canada and USA Publish New Guidance on Human Factors, Product Design and Risk Mitigation
June 4, 2020 Hardgoods, Toys and Juvenile Products
Health Canada and the US CPSC have co-published joint guidance to help consumer product manufacturers integrate human factor principles into product development.
Denmark Publishes New Order on Certain Packaging Requirements
June 4, 2020 Electrical Medical Devices, Hardgoods
Denmark has published a new Order on certain packaging requirements. The restriction of heavy metals remains unchanged but contains new requirements for charges on certain carrier bags. The new Order will become effective on July 1, 2020.
Canada Publishes New National Standard for Flammability and Labeling Requirements for Tents
June 3, 2020 Toys and Juvenile Products, Hardgoods
Canada’s General Standards Board (CGSB) has published the first edition of CAN/CGSB-182.1-2020 for flammability and labeling requirements for tents. Health Canada has provided information regarding the Tent Regulation.
US FDA Issues Revised Face Mask and Respiratory Enforcement Policy
June 3, 2020 Personal and Protective Equipment
The US FDA has issued “Enforcement Policy for Face Masks and Respirators During the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Public Health Emergency (Revised)” May 2020. This revision includes updates regarding alternatives when FDA-cleared or NIOSH-approved N95 respirators are not available.