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Feb 16, 2016
Mauritius recently amended regulations on the prohibition of plastic bags by exempting biodegradable and compostable plastic bags designed to carry goods purchased at a point of sale. This amendment took effect on January 1, 2016.

Feb 09, 2016
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a final rule to exempt unfinished and untreated wood in toys from testing for the eight heavy metals falling under ASTM F963. The new rule will take effect on January 19, 2016.

Feb 07, 2016
France has issued notice from the decree 95-949 from August 25,1995 on prevention of risks resulting from the use of certain bunk beds – EN 747:2012+A1:2015.

Feb 03, 2016
Mexico is proposing to adopt a draft standard for food contact glass and ceramics. This draft standard would expand the scope from ceramics to glass.

Jan 29, 2016
all for Reformulation of Consumer Products Containing DEHP – Part 2. 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 certai

Jan 28, 2016
The parties in these settlements have agreed to reformulate their products in order to limit the amount of certain Prop 65 chemicals contained in their products. Some of these settlements allow the use of a Prop 65 warning.

Jan 27, 2016
The European Union (EU) has harmonized EN 71-5:2015 to give presumption of conformity with the Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC.

Jan 27, 2016
In step with the current economic slowdown, minimum wage increases in China decline. Still, since its inception, minimum wage policy has boosted incomes in poorer regions.

Jan 25, 2016
SGS will exhibit at the Nuremberg Toy Fair (Spielwarenmesse®) in Germany from 27 January to 1 February 2016 in Hall 11.1, Booth E-03, F-04.

Jan 22, 2016
The European Union (EU) has recently set a limit for SCCPs under the Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) Regulation. The new law went into effect on December 4, 2015.

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