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Canada Publishes Completely New Regulations for Children’s Jewelry Canada restricts the use of lead and cadmium in children’s jewelry. The new restrictions will become effective on November 2, 2018. May 09, 2018 Updates
China Updated Footwear Product Standard – QB/T 2955-2017 <Casual Shoes> Casual shoes product standard QB/T 2955 was updated to the 2017 version on April 1, 2018. May 08, 2018 Updates
Egypt Mandates the Use of Certain New Toy Safety Standards Egypt has mandated the use of certain standards for toy safety. Manufacturers and importers have until May 23, 2018 to comply with these new standards. May 02, 2018 Updates
CEN Publishes Amendment 2 to EN 71-7 ‘Finger Paints’ CEN has published EN 71-7:2014+A2:2018 for finger paints. Conflicting national standards are to be withdrawn by August 2018 at the very latest. May 02, 2018 Updates
Brazil Inspects Lead in Paints to Ensure Effective Compliance Brazil has implemented measures for market surveillance activities on lead in paints and similar surface coating materials. These became effective on March 20, 2018. May 02, 2018 Updates
EU Proposes to Expand Restriction of Phthalates under REACH The EU is proposing to amend the restriction of phthalates under entry 51 to Annex XVII of REACH. The draft amendment is expected to be adopted in late 2018. Apr 24, 2018 Updates
ECHA Publishes Guideline for PAHS under REACH The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has published a guidance document in relation to the restriction of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) under entry 50 to Annex XVII of REACH. This document provides general considerations on the scope and examples of products or components falling or not falling under the scope of restriction. Apr 18, 2018 Updates
Canada Proposes to Amend the Products Containing Mercury Regulations for Some Lighting Categories Amendments to the Products Containing Mercury Regulations of Canada have been proposed to adjust the mercury content limits for fluorescent lamps to align with limits proposed in the UN’s Minamata Convention on Mercury. Apr 17, 2018 Updates
ISO 8124-1 Toy Standard Revised The revised ISO standard 8124-1 was published in March 2018. The revision aims to align with European EN 71 and USA ASTM F963 changes. Apr 13, 2018 Updates
Ukraine Regulates Toys to EU Standards Ukraine has approved its Technical Rules for Toy Safety. These will become effective on September 21, 2018. Apr 13, 2018 Updates