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US FTC Upgrades RN Website for Clothing, Textile and Fur Labels
05 Oct 2017 Softlines
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced on September 15, 2017 an update on its website to apply web-based electronic filings of requests to obtain, update or cancel registered identification numbers (RN) under the Fur, Textile and Wool Labeling Rules.
Vietnam Proposes Technical Regulation for Certain Food Contact Materials and Articles
28 Sep 2017 Toys and Juvenile Products, Hardgoods, Food
Vietnam is proposing a new technical regulation for food contact plastics and food contact containers for certain dairy products. If approved, the new law could become effective in mid-2018.
US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Approved Final Rule for the Safety Standard for Infant Bouncer Seats
22 Sep 2017 Toys and Juvenile Products
The Infant Bouncer seats regulation was published in the Federal Register on September 18, 2017 and codified under U.S Code of Federal Regulation 16 CFR 1229.
EU – Second SVHC Consultation in 2017 on Nine Proposals by ECHA
14 Sep 2017 Hardgoods, Toys and Juvenile Products, Softlines, Electrical and Electronics
On September 5, 2017 ECHA launched a second 2017 public consultation on nine potential SVHCs. The Candidate List will expand to 182 if these proposals are accepted.
Domestic Oven Gloves – CE Mark – PPE Updates
13 Sep 2017 Softlines, Hardgoods
Effective April 21, 2018, domestic oven gloves and mitts will be classified as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and regulated under the new PPE regulation 425/2016/EU. This regulation will repeal and replace Directive 89/686/EEC.
EU Amends Proposal for BPA in Food Contact Materials and Articles
11 Sep 2017 Toys and Juvenile Products, Food, Hardgoods
The EU proposes to amend its draft legislation on Bisphenol A (BPA) in food contact plastics and food contact varnishes or coatings. If approved, the new effective date could be in late 2018.
Seychelles Bans Certain Plastic Products and Requires Biodegradable Forms to Meet Prescribed Standards
11 Sep 2017 Hardgoods, Food
The Seychelles has amended its Environmental Law to prohibit polystyrene boxes, plastic bags and utensils, as well as requiring biodegradable forms of these products to conform to prescribed standards. These new regulations became effective on July 1, 2017.