4 September 2018
Clicks 488 Tags: textile
29 August,2018,California's legislature has passed a bill AB 2998, banning the use of flame retardants in juvenile products, upholstered furniture and mattresses. Flame retardant has the properties of carcinogenicity, reproductive toxicity and endocrine interference. This bill stipulates that from January 1, 2020, manufacturers shall not sell or distribute in commerce in this state any new, not previously owned juvenile products, mattresses, or upholstered furniture that contains covered flame retardant chemicals at levels above 1000 parts per million (1000 ppm). ...
31 August 2018
Clicks 476 Tags: PFAS
In the beginning of August 2018, San Francisco approved Ordinance No. 201-18 which amends the city’s existing Environmental Code on single-use food ware plastics, toxic chemicals, and litter reduction. This regulation is meant to ban single-use food service ware containing perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs). This regulation shall enter into force on 1 January 2018. According to the new regulation, single-use articles such as bowls, plates, trays, cups, lids, straws, and utensils, demanding they be "fluorinated chemical free". ...
29 August 2018
Clicks 467 Tags: footwear
10 August 2018, Argentina Department of Production and Trade issues a regulation 465/2018 on “Technical regulations applicable to label requirements for all types of footwear”. This regulation shall enter into force on the 180th day following that of its publication in the Argentina Gazette. According to this regulation, the Footwear Labeling should include the following informations: -manufacture country. - Country/import manufacturer name/company name, and unique tax identification code(CUIT). ...
27 August 2018
Clicks 589 Tags: RASFF
The European Commission validated 341 RASFF notifications this month, including 301 notifications on food, accounting for 88.27%; 25 notifications on feed, accounting for 7.33%; 15 notifications on food contact materials (FCMs), accounting for 4.4%, in which 10 products from China are contained, accounting for 66.67%. The prime hazards for FCMs are migration of elements. ...
23 August 2018
Clicks 445 Tags: CPSC
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalls 12 batches of products in July 2018. There are 7 batches of Chinese products, accounting for 58.33%. Based on our statistics, the Chinese products notified through the CPSC in July were as below: Recall date Product Hazard Incidents/Injuries Remedy 2018-07-11 Name: Snowboard boots Units: About 4800 Recall number : 18-753 Manufactured in : China The boots can release from the binding unexpectedly, posing a fall hazard to th ...
22 August 2018
Clicks 455 Tags: AQSIQ
General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People's Republic of China (AQSIQ) validated notifications on 55 batches of imported industrial goods, which were found non-compliant during inspection and quarantine process at the entry ports of China. They have not been offered for sale on the China market yet and are re-dispatched or destroyed instead according to laws. ...
15 August 2018
Clicks 508 Tags: children
1 August, 2018, European Committee for Standardization (CEN) issues three new standards: EN 16779-1:2018 for children's cot duvets, EN 16780:2018 for children's cot bumpers and EN 16781:2018 for children's sleep bags. 1.EN 16779-1:2018: Textile child care articles - Safety requirements and test methods for children's cot duvets - Part 1: Duvet (excluding duvet covers).2.EN 16780:2018: Textile child care articles - Safety requirements and test methods for children's cot bumpers.3.EN 16781:2018: Textile child care articles - Safety requirements and test methods for children's sleep bags for use in a cot ...
13 August 2018
Clicks 492 Tags: FCMs
24 July 2018, New York issues a bill to ban BPA substitution chemicals in children's products. This bill has been submitted to the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation. It will expand existing legislation to ban the sale of bisphenol-containing child care products. The new bill shall take into effect on 31 December, 2019. The draft amendment expands the ban on bisphenol alternatives, including bisphenol AF (BPAF), bisphenol Z (BPZ), bisphenol S (BPS), bisphenol F (BPF), bisphenol AP (BPAP) and bisphenol B (BPB). Studies shows that all these six bisphenol alternatives are mimic estrogen in breast cancer cells, and three of them are more so than BPA itself. ...
31 July 2018
Clicks 493 Tags: Toys
13 June 2018, CEN (Comité Européen de Normalisation) releases a revised standard of the Safety of toys - Part 3: Migration of certain elements- EN 71-3:2013 + A3:2018.This standard is expected to take effect on 31 December 2018. This European Standard specifies requirements and test methods for the migration of aluminium, antimony, arsenic, barium, boron, cadmium, chromium (III), chromium (VI), cobalt, copper, lead, manganese, mercury, nickel, selenium, strontium, tin, organic tin and zinc from toy materials and from parts of toys. ...
24 July 2018
Clicks 270 Tags: CPSC
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalls 15 batches of products in June 2018. There are 9 batches of Chinese products, accounting for 60%. Accompanying remedies (refund, replacement and repair) are taken for such notifications.As notified on the CPSC website, some customers have already got injured due to the potential hazards.So it is important to track the recalls of products to ensure consumers' legitimate interests and rights. C&K Testing hereby reminds related enterprises to enhance the product quality by learning more about the potential hazards of their product categories. ...
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