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EN 60335-2-9 LISTED IN THE OJ OF LVD (HARMONISED STANDARDS UNDER 2014/35/EU)
Oct 17, 2017 Electrical and Electronics
The European Union formulated commission decision (EU) 2017/1357 on July 19, 2017. The standard EN 60335-2-9:2003 shall be listed in the OJ of the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) 2014/35/EU with a restriction.
EU Further Amends Proposal for BPA in Food Contact Materials and Articles
Oct 16, 2017 Toys and Juvenile Products, Food
The EU proposes to further amend its draft legislation on BPA in ‘food contact plastics’ and ‘food contact varnishes or coatings’. If approved, the new provisions could become effective in late 2018.
US State of Washington Expands CHCC Reporting List
Oct 13, 2017 Hardgoods, Toys and Juvenile Products, Softlines, Food, Cosmetics, Personal Care and Household
Washington State has recently adopted an amendment to its Children’s Safe Products Act. The new rules will become effective on October 30, 2017.
US FTC Upgrades RN Website for Clothing, Textile and Fur Labels
Oct 05, 2017 Softlines
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced on September 15, 2017 an update on its website to apply web-based electronic filings of requests to obtain, update or cancel registered identification numbers (RN) under the Fur, Textile and Wool Labeling Rules.
Vietnam Proposes Technical Regulation for Certain Food Contact Materials and Articles
Sep 28, 2017 Toys and Juvenile Products, Hardgoods, Food
Vietnam is proposing a new technical regulation for food contact plastics and food contact containers for certain dairy products. If approved, the new law could become effective in mid-2018.
US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Approved Final Rule for the Safety Standard for Infant Bouncer Seats
Sep 22, 2017 Toys and Juvenile Products
The Infant Bouncer seats regulation was published in the Federal Register on September 18, 2017 and codified under U.S Code of Federal Regulation 16 CFR 1229.