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Brazil Issues Legislation for Children’s Strollers and Feeding Chairs
Monday, May 10, 2021 Toys and Juvenile Products
Brazil has published two ordinances detailing the consolidated technical regulation and conformity assessment requirements for children’s strollers and children’s feeding chairs. These became effective on May 3, 2021.
EU Harmonizes EN 12472:2020 for Nickel Restriction Under REACH
Monday, May 10, 2021 Toys and Juvenile Products, Softlines, Hardgoods, Electrical and Electronics
The European Union has recently updated its list of standards for demonstrating compliance with the requirements for nickel under Annex XVII of REACH. The revised list takes effect immediately.
Colombia Proposes Technical Regulation for Food Contact Glass and Ceramics
Friday, April 30, 2021 Hardgoods, Food
Colombia has informed the WTO of its intention to establish a technical regulation for the migration of lead and cadmium in food contact glass and ceramic articles. The draft technical regulation is proposed to become effective six months after the date of its publication in the Official Journal.
Canada Consults Over Proposal to Revise Requirements for Surface Coating Materials under the CCPSA
Friday, April 30, 2021 Hardgoods, Toys and Juvenile Products, Softlines
Canada issues draft regulation revising requirements for lead, mercury and the migration of five elements in surface coating materials that are regulated by several pieces of legislation under the CCPSA. The new law will become effective 180 days after publication in Canada Gazette, Part II.
U.S. CPSC Issues Upholstered Furniture Flammability Standard Direct Final Rule
Monday, April 26, 2021 Hardgoods, Softlines
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a Direct Final Rule on April 9, 2021 making California TB 117 a mandatory flammability standard for upholstered furniture. The rule is effective on June 25, 2021, unless the Commission receives a significant adverse comment by May 10, 2021.