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Laboratory Glassware

Singapore Regulates Five Hazardous Chemicals

Singapore has issued two amendments on the control of five hazardous chemicals. These will become operative on March 1, 2023.

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EU – SVHC Candidate List Updated to Contain 224 Entries

On June 10, 2022, the ECHA added one new SVHC to the Candidate List. The addition of this new SVHC brings the total number of entries to 224.

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Pipette Transferring Solution from Petri Dish to Test Tubes

EU Proposes to Restrict Lead in Articles Containing PVC Under REACH

The EU has informed the WTO of its intention to expand the restriction of lead under REACH. The draft regulation is proposed to be adopted in Q4 of 2022. 

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Colorful Charks

UK Strengthens Chemical Safety in Toys for Great Britain

The UK has amended its chemical requirements for toy safety. The provisions will be implemented in phases, starting October 15, 2022. 

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Living Room Furniture Set

Colorado, USA, Regulates PFAS in Consumer Goods

Colorado has become the latest jurisdiction to regulate PFAS in consumer goods. The new law will be implemented in phases, starting January 2024. 

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Kids Hand Painting

Ukraine Strengthens Chemical Safety in Toys to Further Align with the EU

Ukraine has revised its toy safety technical regulations. The provisions will be implemented in phases, starting November 14, 2022.

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Canada Consults Over Proposed Carriages and Strollers Regulations

Canada has initiated a consultation period for its draft legislation on carriages and strollers. If approved, the new law will enter into force on the day of its publication in the Canada Gazette, Part II.

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Amendment to European Standard EN 1888-1 on Pushchairs and Prams

Now available in the library of CEN for standardization bodies in Europe, amendment A1 to standard EN1888-1 on pushchairs and prams should be published by all member states by October 2022, at the latest.

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Hamburger in Wrapping Paper

Washington State, USA, Expands Ban on PFAS in Certain Food Packaging

Washington state has prohibited an additional five types of food packaging derived from plant fibers. The new ban will become effective in 2024.

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Lunch Box

Thailand Mandates Two Standards for Microwavable Food Contact Plastic Containers

Thailand has mandated two standards for certain food contact plastic materials and articles for use in microwave ovens. These will become effective on January 3, 2023.
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