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EU Amends CLP Regulation on Substances and Mixtures
24 Feb 2020 Toys and Juvenile Products, Hardgoods, Cosmetics, Personal Care and Household
The EU has published ATP-14 to amend the CLP Regulation. Except for the substance pitch, coal tar, high-temperature, which has been effective since December 2019, the other revisions will become effective on October 1, 2021.
In France, Application Notice n°95-959 for High Beds has Been Published in JORF
20 Feb 2020 Hardgoods
The JORF application notice relating to the application of decree n°95-949 relating to the prevention of risks resulting from the use of bunk beds intended for use in domestic or contract environments has been published. This application notice refers to the updated version for “Mezzanine” beds NF D 62 100-1 :2019 and NF D 62100-2:2019.
US HUD Aligns Formaldehyde Emissions from Composite Wood Products with EPA
14 Feb 2020 Hardgoods
The US HUD (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development) has issued a final rule to streamline and align formaldehyde emission requirements for composite wood products in manufactured home constructions with the Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products Act. The new rule will become effective on March 2, 2020.
Andean Community Approved Technical Regulations on Labelling of Footwear, Leather Goods, Travel and Similar Items
10 Feb 2020 Softlines
The Andean Community approved another technical regulation regarding minimum information that must be included on the label of manufactured or imported footwear, leather goods, travel and similar items sold within the Andean subregion.
United States Regulatory Trends in Cosmetic & Personal Care Products
04 Feb 2020 Cosmetics, Personal Care and Household
The US regulatory climate for cosmetic products has remained a focus for legislators at both the state and federal level. Many of the topics discussed relate to sunscreen product regulation, ingredient disclosure and cosmetics reform.
Taiwan Regulation Update on the List of Preservatives in Cosmetic Products
31 Jan 2020 Hardgoods, Toys and Juvenile Products, Softlines, Electrical and Electronics
Taiwan updates the List of Preservatives in Cosmetic Products including the name and restriction of use. The regulation will be effective on July 1st, 2020.
Turkey Issues Import Product Safety and Inspection Communiqué
31 Jan 2020 Toys and Juvenile Products, Softlines, Hardgoods, Food, Cosmetics, Personal Care and Household
Turkey has published a communiqué on import product safety and inspection requirements for a variety of consumer products. These became effective on January 1, 2020.