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Toy Updates: July 2020

The current version of EN 71-1:2014+A1:2018 is mandatory since April 15, 2020 and includes changes to the requirements for cords. In this Toys Update we will review some of those changes. Read More

  1. Toys and Juvenile Products
July 16 2020

Hand Sanitizer Regulations Eased in Response to COVID-19

We look at hand sanitizers and see how restrictions have been eased in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

  1. Cosmetics, Personal Care and Household
July 06 2020

Remain Compliant with Constantly Changing Cosmetics Regulations

A look at how regulatory requirements for cosmetics are constantly changing to see how SGS Digicomply can make the process easier and more effective. Read More

  1. Cosmetics, Personal Care and Household
July 06 2020

COVID 19's Impact on the UV Cell Phone Sterilizer Market

A look at how UV light is being used to manufacture cell phone sterilizers during the time of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

  1. Electrical and Electronics
July 06 2020

Better Consumer Product Packaging with ISTA Certification

With more people buying consumer products online, we explain how manufacturers and suppliers can improve performance and reduce packaging costs through certification to ISTA standards. Read More

  1. Hardgoods
July 06 2020

SGS Expands North American Cosmetic and Personal Care Product Testing Capabilities

SGS has expanded its cosmetic and personal care testing capabilities in North America with the acquisition of research centers in Texas and Arizona. Read More

  1. Cosmetics, Personal Care and Household
July 06 2020

Delivering Safe PPE to Frontline Health Care Professionals

Temporary regulatory changes have added greater complexity to a market that is already difficult to navigate, learn more. Read More

  1. Hardgoods
July 06 2020

Why NRTL Certification Matters for Electrical & Electronic Products in the US

Our expert explains why manufacturers and retailers of electrical and electronic products for the US market should get their products NRTL certified. Read More

  1. Electrical and Electronics
July 06 2020

Defining Comfort in a Shoe

Is comfort more than just a soft feeling when you put a new pair of shoes on? Our expert looks at what comfort really means in terms of footwear. Read More

  1. Softlines
July 06 2020

Why E-Commerce Merchants Must Understand the EU’s New Fifth Class of Economic Operator

A look at how Regulation 2019/1020 will change the way e-commerce sellers operate in European Union markets. Read More

  1. Consumer Goods and Retail
July 06 2020