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China Releases an Updated National Standard GB/T 4146 1-2020 Textiles-Man-made Fibres Part 1: Generic Names
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 Softlines
China issued an updated version of its national standard GB/T 4146.1-2020 Textiles-Man-made fibres-Part 1: Generic names. The revised standard will become effective on May 1, 2021.
US EPA Issues Final Rules for Five Hazardous Substances Under TSCA (Toxic Substances Control Act)
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 Toys and Juvenile Products, Softlines, Hardgoods, Electrical Medical Devices, Food, Cosmetics, Personal Care and Household, Electrical and Electronics
Final rules for five hazardous chemicals have been published by the U.S. EPA (Environmental Protection Agency). These became effective on February 5, 2021.
France requires higher filtration efficiency for face covering masks
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 Personal and Protective Equipment
On Jan 27, the French government published a decree to clarify that Face covering masks with a filtration efficiency lower than 90% are not recommended due to Covid-19 virus mutation.
US Legislative Developments: PFAS in Consumer Goods
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 Toys and Juvenile Products, Softlines, Hardgoods, Electrical Medical Devices, Food, Cosmetics, Personal Care and Household, Electrical and Electronics
Several states in the U.S. have published proposals to prohibit PFAS chemicals in consumer products. The scope of products targeted is essentially food contact materials and articles.
U.S. Legislation Updates: Flame Retardants in Consumer Products
Friday, February 5, 2021 Toys and Juvenile Products, Softlines, Hardgoods, Electrical and Electronics
Several bills to regulate flame retardants in specific consumer products have recently been published. The scope of restriction or prohibition is specific to the proposal.
EU – SVHC Candidate List Updated to Contain 211 Entries
Tuesday, February 2, 2021 Toys and Juvenile Products, Electrical and Electronics, Softlines, Hardgoods
On January 19, 2021, the ECHA added two new SVHCs to the Candidate List. The addition of these new SVHCs brings the total number of entries to 211.