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Validity of New Mexican Standard for Textile Care Labelling
13 Nov 2017 Softlines
The new Mexican Standard NMX-A-3758-INNTEX-2014 “Textile – Code of Generation of Caring Labels with the Use of Symbols” has been published and became effective on the October 15, 2017. The new standard will supersede NMX-A-240-INNTEX-2009.
Revised China Product Standard – GB/T 2662-2017 <Clothes with Fillings>
09 Nov 2017 Softlines
The National Technical Committee on Garments of the Standardization Administration of China has recently revised the national standard GB/T 2662-2008 and it is now GB/T 2662-2017
. The revised standard will be implemented on December 1, 2017.
San Francisco Becomes First City in US to Restrict Flame Retardants
09 Nov 2017 Toys and Juvenile Products, Hardgoods, Electrical and Electronics
San Francisco has recently approved measures to restrict flame retardants in upholstered furniture, reupholstered furniture and juvenile products. The new restrictions will be implemented in two phases, starting January 1, 2019.
US EPA Revises Voluntary Consensus Standards for Formaldehyde Emission in Composite Wood
06 Nov 2017 Toys and Juvenile Products, Hardgoods
The US EPA has recently published a Direct Final Rule (DFR) to revise the voluntary consensus standards for formaldehyde emission in composite wood. Unless adverse comments are received, the DFR will become effective on December 11, 2017.
US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to Expand Phthalates Restriction under CPSIA
26 Oct 2017 Toys and Juvenile Products, Hardgoods, Food
The CPSC has recently voted to issue a final rule to restrict a total of eight phthalates in children’s toys and child care articles. This final rule will become effective 180 days after publication in the Federal Register.