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ISO Publishes Two Toy Standard Amendments – ISO 8124-1: 2018 +A1:2020 and +A2:2020
18. Aug 2020 Toys and Juvenile Products
ISO 8124-1 has been amended to include new and updated requirements such as: flying toys, toy assemblies and expanding materials. ISO 8124-1 is the international standard that follows the changes in EN 71-1 and ASTM F963 and aims to achieve global harmonization.
EU Revises CLP Regulation on Substances and Mixtures
18. Aug 2020 Hardgoods, Toys and Juvenile Products, Softlines, Electrical Medical Devices, Food, Cosmetics, Personal Care and Household, Electrical and Electronics
The EU has published an ATP (adaptation to technical and sientific progress) to amend Annex VI to the CLP (Classification, Labelling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures) Regulation. This revision will apply from March 1, 2022.
EU Proposes to Regulate C9-C14 Perfluorocarboxylic Acids Under Annex XVII of REACH
11. Aug 2020 Hardgoods, Toys and Juvenile Products, Softlines, Electrical Medical Devices, Food, Cosmetics, Personal Care and Household, Electrical and Electronics
The EU has published a draft revision to replace entry 68 to Annex XVII of REACH. If approved, the new restrictions may become effective in the second half of 2022.
China Releases an updated Product Standard FZ/T 73025-2019 <Knitted Garments and Accessories for Infants>
05. Aug 2020 Softlines
The Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology announced the updated Industry Standard FZ/T 73025-2019 (Knitted Garments and Accessories for Infants), which became effective on July 1, 2020.
Maine, USA, Designates PFOS Chemicals for Reporting in Children’s Products
04. Aug 2020 Food, Toys and Juvenile Products, Softlines, Electrical and Electronics, Hardgoods, Electrical Medical Devices, Cosmetics, Personal Care and Household
The US state of Maine has added PFOS and its salts for reporting in certain children’s products. The new rule became effective on July 28, 2020.