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South Korea Revises Standards and Specifications for Food Contact Materials and Articles South Korea has incorporated, among other things, volatile organic matter into its standards and specifications for food contact materials and articles. The revisions became effective on May 29, 2020. Jun 19, 2020 Updates
Serbia Issues Rule Book on Toy Safety Serbia has published a set of rules for toy safety to ensure a high level of protection of human health. Toys have until November 9, 2020 to conform with the new requirements. Jun 18, 2020 Updates
China Postpones Implementation of New Non-Powered Air Purifying Particle Respirator Standard GB 2626-2019 China issued an updated version of its mandatory national standard GB 2626-2019 Respiratory Protection – Non-powered Air-purifying Particle Respirator. The implementation date of the standard was postponed by one year to July 1, 2021. Jun 18, 2020 Updates
Brazil Defers Implementation of Additives for Food Contact Plastics and Polymeric Coatings Brazil delays implementing RDC 326/2019 on food contact plastics and polymeric coatings to June 3, 2021. Jun 11, 2020 Updates
New York State Amends Lead-containing Jewelry Law The US state of New York has amended its law on labeling requirements for lead in children’s jewelry. The warning statement provisions will become effective on January 1, 2021. Jun 11, 2020 Updates
New Harmonized Standard EN IEC 63000:2018 Announced by EU Commission New harmonized standard EN IEC 63000:2018 – Technical documentation for the assessment of electrical and electronic products with respect to the restriction of hazardous substances (IEC 63000:2016), replaces standard EN 50581:2012 for assessing the technical documentation in support of compliance assessment of Directive 2011/65/EU (RoHS 2). Jun 11, 2020 Updates
EU RoHS Consultation Project Pack 15 Recommended MCCPs and TBBP-A for Restriction The final stakeholder meeting for the Pack 15 project on the assessment of 7 substances and substance groups has been held recently, and recommended MCCPs and TBBP-A for restriction. Jun 11, 2020 Updates
The Toxics in Packaging Clearinghouse Revises the Sample Certificate of Compliance The Toxics in Packaging Clearinghouse added a new statement to the Sample Certificate of Compliance. Jun 10, 2020 Updates
BIFMA Provides Update on Compliant Program BIFMA has finalized the requirements for its Compliant Program. The implementation date has been delayed several months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Jun 10, 2020 Updates
BIFMA Revises Public and Lounge Seating Standard BIFMA releases ANSI/BIFMA X5.4 — 2020 Public and Lounge Seating. Critical revisions include increasing basis weight and widening scope. Jun 10, 2020 Updates