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Peru Consults Over Proposal to Ban BPA in Food Contact Varnishes and Coatings for Young Children
Tuesday, August 31, 2021 Toys and Juvenile Products, Hardgoods
Peru has launched a 90-day public consultation on a proposal to ban BPA in varnishes and coatings that are used in food contact materials and articles for infants and young children. Comments are accepted until September 2, 2021.
Santa Rosa, USA, Bans PFAS in Food Ware and Food Ware Accessories in Food Facilities
Tuesday, August 31, 2021 Hardgoods
California’s City of Santa Rosa has become the latest jurisdiction to regulate PFAS in food contact materials and articles in food facilities. The new law will become effective on January 1, 2022.
South Korea Strengthens Phthalates Requirements Under its Safety Standard for Children’s Products
Tuesday, August 24, 2021 Toys and Juvenile Products, Softlines, Cosmetics, Personal Care and Household
South Korea has added DIBP to its Common Safety Standard for Children’s Products. The amendment will become effective on January 1, 2022.
Albania Publishes Candidate List of SVHCs
Thursday, August 19, 2021 Hardgoods, Toys and Juvenile Products, Softlines, Automotive, Personal and Protective Equipment
Albania has published its Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHCs). The latest law will become effective on April 13, 2022.
Amendment to the European Standard on Mattresses for Cots and Cribs
Tuesday, August 17, 2021 Toys and Juvenile Products
In May 2017, the CEN published a new European standard, EN16890: 2017, concerning mattresses used for young children in cots and cribs. An amendment to the standard is now available.
EU Regulates C9-C14 Perfluorocarboxylic Acids under REACH
Wednesday, August 11, 2021 Hardgoods, Toys and Juvenile Products, Softlines, Automotive, Cosmetics, Personal Care and Household, Electrical and Electronics
The EU has added C9-C14 PFCAs and C9-C14 PFCA-related substances under ANNEX XVII of REACH. The new law will become effective on February 25, 2023.