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Canada Publishes Guideline for Trace Amounts of Asbestos in Consumer Products
11 Jan 2019 Hardgoods, Toys and Juvenile Products, Softlines, Food, Cosmetics, Personal Care and Household, Electrical and Electronics
Canada has published guidance to assist the consumer products industry to comply with asbestos in consumer products regulations. The guideline provides information on ‘trace amounts of asbestos’ and suitable analytical methods.
South Korea Publishes Notification for Updated Safety Standards for Products
07 Jan 2019 Softlines
The Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS) has enacted Notification No. 2018-195 dated June 29, 2018 for prescription of safety standards for household goods that are subject to safety standards in accordance with Article 28 of the Electric Appliances and Household Goods Safety Management Act.
EU Expands Restriction of Phthalates Under REACH
02 Jan 2019 Hardgoods, Toys and Juvenile Products, Softlines
The EU has added DIBP and expanded the scope from toys and childcare articles to articles in entry 51 to Annex XVII of REACH. The new law will be implemented in phases, starting January 7, 2019.
Europe Restricts the Use of o-phenylphenol and its Salts in Cosmetic Products
02 Jan 2019 Cosmetics, Personal Care and Household
The European Commission has published Regulation (EU) 2018/1847 to restrict the use of o-phenylphenol, MEA o-phenylphenate, potassium o-phenylphenate and sodium o-phenylphenate in cosmetic products.
Ontario Canada - “Eliminated Regulatory and Licensing Requirements for Upholstered and Stuffed Articles”
31 Dec 2018 Toys and Juvenile Products, Softlines, Hardgoods
The provincial government of Ontario in Canada released on December 6, 2018 its Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, 2018 containing over 30 proposed actions across 11 Ministries to include regulatory changes, reduce business costs and eliminate trade barriers.