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EU Proposes to Expand Lead Restrictions Under Reach
23 Jul 2019 Hardgoods, Softlines
The EU has informed the WTO of its intention to amend the restriction of lead falling under entry 63 to Annex XVII of REACH. Upon publication in the Official Journal, the provisions will be implemented in phases starting two years after the date of entry into force.
Turkey Proposes Strengthening of Toy Safety Regulation
23 Jul 2019 Toys and Juvenile Products
Turkey is proposing to align its chemical requirements for toys with those in the European Union (EU). The amendment would be implemented in phases starting six months after publication in the Official Gazette
RoHS II Transitional Period Ends on July 22, 2019 For All Electric Toys and Any Other EEE
22 Jul 2019 Toys and Juvenile Products, Electrical and Electronics
Directive 2011/65/EU was published on June 8, 2011. Products that previously had been excluded from the RoHS scope need to become compliant before July 22, 2019.
Canada Consults over Draft Legislation on Formaldehyde Emissions from Composite Wood
11 Jul 2019 Hardgoods, Toys and Juvenile Products
Canada has initiated a consultation period for its draft regulation on formaldehyde emissions from composite wood products and a draft directive for the testing of these emissions. These will become effective 180 days after publication in the Canada Gazette, Part II.
US State of Vermont Revises Reporting Rule for Children’s Products
08 Jul 2019 Toys and Juvenile Products, Softlines, Hardgoods, Food, Cosmetics, Personal Care and Household
Vermont has revised its chemicals of high concern to children (CHCCs) reporting rule. The new provisions for reporting will become effective on July 1, 2019.