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Cybersecurity Capabilities Expand

Focusing on the expansion in SGS cybersecurity capabilities with the acquisition of Brightsight.

California Proposition 65: Reformulation of Lead in Consumer Goods

Several Prop 65 settlements have been reached for goods containing lead. These agreements allow a Prop 65 warning as an alternative.

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.