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Brazil Issues Legislation for Metal Cookware

Brazil has published an ordinance detailing the consolidated technical regulation and conformity assessment requirements for metal cookware. The ordinance will become effective on January 3, 2024.

New ISO Test Method Published for the Determination of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) in Footwear Materials

ISO 16190:2021 was published on November 2021 for “Footwear – Critical substances potentially present in footwear and footwear components – Test method to quantitatively determine polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in footwear materials”. The 2021 edition supersedes the first edition of Technical Specification ISO/TS 16190:2013 and has been technically revised.

Our Malaysian Labs in Selangor and Bintulu Receive IKM Excellence Award

This award is based on two key criteria: quality and safety. It recognizes labs that provide first class testing services, underpinned by the highest standards of analytical work.

California Proposition 65: Reformulation of Chemicals in Consumer Goods

Several settlements have been reached for a variety of goods containing Prop 65 chemicals. Some of these agreements allow a Prop 65 warning as an alternative.

Saudi Arabia Postpones the Implementation of SASO RoHS

The Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) published the Technical Regulation for Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (SASO RoHS) which was scheduled to take effect on January 5, 2022. Now, implementation will be carried out in stages from July 4, 2022.

New York State, USA, Bans Flame Retardants in Certain Goods

The US State of New York has implemented measures to expand its regulatory action on flame retardants in consumer goods. The latest law will be implemented in phases, starting December 31, 2022.

China Updated Footwear Product Standard for Children's canvas rubber footwear – GB/T 25036-2021

GB/T 25036-2021 was released on Oct 11, 2021 and will be officially implemented on May 01, 2022

California OEHHA Adds PFNA and its Salts to the Prop 65 List of Chemicals

California has added perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA) and its salts onto the Proposition 65 list of chemicals. Businesses have until December 31, 2022 to comply with ‘clear and reasonable’ warning requirements.