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Europe Restricts the Use of Peanut Oil, Extracts and Derivatives and Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein
20 Dec 2017 Cosmetics, Personal Care and Household
The European Commission has published Regulation (EU) 2017/2228 to restrict the use of peanut oil, extracts and derivatives as well as hydrolyzed wheat protein.
California Proposition 65 Reformulation of Lead in Consumer Products
14 Dec 2017 Automotive, Hardgoods, Food, Electrical and Electronics
A number of Prop 65 settlement agreements involving lead have been reached for a wide variety of products. The parties in these settlements agreed to reformulate or to provide Prop 65 warnings as an alternative.
California Proposition 65 Reformulation of DEHP in Consumer Products
11 Dec 2017 Hardgoods, Food, Electrical and Electronics
A number of Prop 65 settlements involving DEHP have been reached for a wide variety of products. The parties in these settlements agreed to reformulate DEHP to less than or equal to 0.1%. Some of the settlements also allow the use of a Prop 65 warning as an alternative.
Vietnam Issues New Regulations on Formaldehyde and Azo Dyes Requirements in Textile Products
08 Dec 2017 Softlines
New Vietnamese regulations on the requirements of formaldehyde and azo dyes in textile products have been released by the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) on October 23, 2017. The new regulations were announced in Circular No. 21/2017/TT-BCT and will come into effect on May 1, 2018.
US CPSC to Accept ASTM F963-2017 as Mandatory Standard with Certain Conditions
07 Dec 2017 Toys and Juvenile Products
The US CPSC has recently published a direct final rule (DFR) mandating ASTM F963-2017 for toys with one exception. If no adverse comments are received, the new standard will become effective on February 28, 2018.