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US CPSC Issues a Direct Final Rule for Sling Carriers The US CPSC has published the direct final rule to incorporate the latest version of the ASTM standard for Sling Carriers. May 29, 2020 Updates
Edward Zartler Ph.D Joins the US Biologics Team at SGS Edward R. Zartler, Ph.D has been appointed as Director of Biopharmaceutical Services at SGS in the US. May 29, 2020 Business News
US CPSC Issues a Direct Final Rule for Portable Bed Rails The US CPSC has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, 16 CFR 1240 (Safety Standard for Crib Bumpers/Liners). May 28, 2020 Updates
Paraguay Approves MERCOSUR Technical Regulation on Textile Labelling Paraguay’s Ministry of Industry and Commerce has approved the new Technical Regulation on Labelling of Textile Products issued by MERCOSUR. May 28, 2020 Updates
CEN Publishes Amendment 3 to EN 71-7 ‘Finger Paints’ CEN has published EN 71-7:2014+A3:2020 for finger paints. Conflicting national standards are to be withdrawn by October 2020 at the very latest. May 28, 2020 Updates
US State of Maryland Expands Flame Retardant Law Maryland has revised its definition of a ‘childcare product’ and restricts flame retardants in four categories of consumer goods. These changes will become effective on June 1, 2021. May 28, 2020 Updates
Avoid Packaging Chargeback Fees with ISTA and ISTA’s 6-Amazon Testing SGS has expanded its global network of ISTA accredited test laboratories offering the full suite of ISTA test procedures – including ISTA 6-Amazon, the new Amazon packaging certification standard. May 28, 2020 Business News
Employees Share How We Are Adapting Our Way of Working During COVID-19 SGS employees from around the world share how we are adapting our way of working to continue supporting clients during the global pandemic. May 27, 2020 Global Corporate News
Identify SARS-CoV-2 in Food Facilities The SARS-CoV-2 virus has burst to prominence since its discovery in 2019 and subsequent COVID-19 pandemic it has caused. These challenging times require innovative solutions – SGS can help. May 27, 2020 Features
China has Announced Changes to Toy Categories in the Catalogue of “China Compulsory Certification" The updated catalogue was issued by the CNCA and came into effect at the end of April. May 27, 2020 Updates