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EU Publishes Latest List of Standards for Presumption of Conformity with Toy Safety Directive
02 Jun 2021 Toys and Juvenile Products
The EU has made three changes to its list of the standards for presumption of conformity with the Toy Safety Directive. The latest list of toy safety standards became effective on May 31, 2021.
State of Vermont, USA, Regulates PFAS and Other Chemicals in Certain Goods
01 Jun 2021 Toys and Juvenile Products, Softlines, Hardgoods, Cosmetics, Personal Care and Household
The US state of Vermont has approved measures to regulate PFAS and other chemicals in certain consumer products. The provisions in the Act will be implemented in phases, starting July 1, 2021.
EN 17353:2020 Released for Protective Clothing – Enhanced Visibility Equipment for Medium Risk Situations
01 Jun 2021 Personal and Protective Equipment
The standard specifies requirements for enhanced visibility equipment in the form of garments, or devices, which are capable of signalling the user’s presence. The enhanced visibility equipment is intended to provide more conspicuous visibility of the wearer in medium risk situations under any daylight conditions and/or under illumination by vehicles headlights or searchlights in the dark.
Brazil Consults Over Proposal on Metal Cookware Regulations & Requirements
31 May 2021 Hardgoods, Food
Brazil has launched a 60-day public consultation on a proposal to revise the nation’s technical regulation and conformity assessment requirements for metal cookware. Comments are accepted until June 10, 2021.
California Proposition 65: 60-Day Notices on NDEA in Latex Resistance Bands
25 May 2021 Hardgoods
Two California Proposition 65 (Prop 65) 60-day notices have been issued for NDEA in a variety of latex resistance bands for violation of Prop 65. These notices are an intent to bring legal action against the recipients.