Insight Bulletins: 2013

The below Intertek Insight technical bulletins are from 2013.

U.S. – CPSC Publishes 16 CFR 1225 Safety Standard for Hand-Held Infant Carriers
Vol. 745 | 12 December 2013

U.S. – CPSC Publishes 16 CFR 1225 Safety Standard for Hand-Held Infant Carriers

As part of the rulemaking process required by Section 104(b) of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has recently published the new rule 16 CFR 1225 Safety Standard for Hand-Held Infant Carriers More…

Taiwan BSMI Announces Update of CNS 15290-Safety of Textile (General Requirements)
Vol. 744 | 09 December 2013

Taiwan BSMI Announces Update of CNS 15290-Safety of Textile (General Requirements)

In order to protect the health and safety of customers, the Taiwan Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI) has regulated hazardous substances through CNS 15290 “Safety of Textile Products (General Requirements)” for several years. More…

Results of China Market Textile and Footwear Spot Checks in November 2013
Vol. 743 | 02 December 2013

Results of China Market Textile and Footwear Spot Checks in November 2013

The Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision launched a special product quality supervision and inspection for sportswear. The spot check inspected 40 batches of samples; 1 batch was found unqualified. More…

U.S. CBP Publishes Test Method to Characterize Durability for Footwear with Textile Outer Soles
Vol. 742 | 26 November 2013

U.S. CBP Publishes Test Method to Characterize Durability for Footwear with Textile Outer Soles

ootwear is classified in Chapter 64 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). In October 2011, the HTSUS codes were modified , which included, among other changes, insertion of the Additional Note 5 to Chapter 64 of HTSUS, which states More…

U.S. – California Approves New Standard for Upholstered Furniture Flammability
Vol. 741 | 26 November 2013

U.S. – California Approves New Standard for Upholstered Furniture Flammability

The State of California approved a new standard for upholstered furniture flammability: Technical Bulletin (TB) 117 - 2013. Upholstered furniture manufactured on and after January 1, 2015, will have to meet the requirements of the TB 117-2013 standard. More…

U.S. CPSC Revokes Certain Requirements Pertaining to Caps Intended for Use with Toy Guns and Toy Guns Not Intended for Use with Caps
Vol. 740 | 20 November 2013

U.S. CPSC Revokes Certain Requirements Pertaining to Caps Intended for Use with Toy Guns and Toy Guns Not Intended for Use with Caps

On November 7, 2013, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued the final rule revoking certain regulations pertaining to toy caps and toy guns not intended for use with caps since they have become obsolete and have been superseded by the requirements in ASTM F963-11. More…

Results of China Market Textile and Footwear Spot Checks in October 2013
Vol. 739 | 12 November 2013

Results of China Market Textile and Footwear Spot Checks in October 2013

The Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision launched a special product quality supervision and inspection for students’ wear. The spot check inspected 30 batches of samples; 7 batches were found unqualified. More…

CPSC Publishes Final Rule on Safety Standard for Bassinets and Cradles (16 CFR 1218)
Vol. 738 | 11 November 2013

CPSC Publishes Final Rule on Safety Standard for Bassinets and Cradles (16 CFR 1218)

As part of the rulemaking process required by Section 104(b) of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on October 23, 2013, published the new regulation 16 CFR 1218 – Safety Standard for Bassinets and Cradles More…

State of Washington Adopts Amendment to Children’s Safe Products Act: Reporting Rule
EU Publishes New Sunglasses Testing Standard EN ISO 12312
Vol. 736 | 21 October 2013

EU Publishes New Sunglasses Testing Standard EN ISO 12312

In order to demonstrate compliance with the basic health and safety requirements of the EU Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) 89/686/EEC Directive, sunglasses have conformed with the European sunglasses safety standard EN 1836. More…

Changes to European Acoustics Requirements in Toys - Revised EN 71-1:2011 + A2:2013
Vol. 735 | 16 October 2013

Changes to European Acoustics Requirements in Toys - Revised EN 71-1:2011 + A2:2013

An amendment to EN 71-1:2011 has recently been published. National standards bodies have until March 2014 to publish it and withdraw conflicting national standards by September 2014. More…

Results of China Market Textile, Footwear and Eyewear Spot Checks in September 2013
Vol. 734 | 04 October 2013

Results of China Market Textile, Footwear and Eyewear Spot Checks in September 2013

The Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision launched a special product quality supervision and inspection for athletic footwear. The spot check inspected 49 batches of samples; 10 batches were found to be unqualified. More…

New Draft of Mandatory Safety Standard for Infant and Children’s Textile Products in China
Vol. 733 | 30 September 2013

New Draft of Mandatory Safety Standard for Infant and Children’s Textile Products in China

A new draft of mandatory national standard, “The safety technical code for infants and children’s textile products” was examined in an expert review meeting in Beijing on Sept 3, 2013. More…

China – Four New Textile Dyeing and Finishing Method Standards Drafted by Intertek Approved
Vol. 732 | 10 September 2013

China – Four New Textile Dyeing and Finishing Method Standards Drafted by Intertek Approved

On Feb. 17, 2013, the Standardization Administration Committee of the People’s Republic of China released a new set of Chinese national standards, including four national standards regarding determination methods of harmful substances in textile dyeing and finishing. More…

Results of China Market Textile and Footwear Spot Checks in August 2013
Vol. 731 | 05 September 2013

Results of China Market Textile and Footwear Spot Checks in August 2013

Bedding: The Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision launched a special product quality supervision and inspection for bedding. More…

U.S. – California Safer Consumer Products Act Approved
Vol. 730 | 30 August 2013

U.S. – California Safer Consumer Products Act Approved

The California Safer Consumer Products regulation (CA-SCP), also called California Green Chemistry Initiative, was approved by the California Office of Administrative Law (OAL) on August 28, 2013, and has been filed with the Secretary of State. More…

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Revises Safety Standard for Play Yards
Vol. 729 | 26 August 2013

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Revises Safety Standard for Play Yards

On August 19, 2013, The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published the final rule in the Federal Register revising the safety standard for play yards (16 CFR 1221). More…

US/Minnesota - HF 458 Ban on Formaldehyde in Certain Children's Products
Vol. 706 | 02 July 2013

US/Minnesota - HF 458 Ban on Formaldehyde in Certain Children's Products

Minnesota Governor Dayton signed Bill HF 4581 on May 13, 2013, that bans formaldehyde in certain children's products. More…

US/Texas - HF 5332 Ban on Formaldehyde in Certain Children's Products
Vol. 707 | 03 July 2013

US/Texas - HF 5332 Ban on Formaldehyde in Certain Children's Products

Texas Governor Dayton signed Bill HF 4581 on May 13, 2013, that bans formaldehyde in certain children's products. More…

US/New Mexico - HF 4sdsds Ban on Formaldehyde in Certain Children's Products
Vol. 708 | 04 July 2013

US/New Mexico - HF 4sdsds Ban on Formaldehyde in Certain Children's Products

New Mexico Governor Dayton signed Bill HF 4581 on May 13, 2013, that bans formaldehyde in certain children's products. More…

Florida/Minnesota - HF 458 Ban on Formaldehyde in Certain Children's Products
Vol. 709 | 05 July 2013

Florida/Minnesota - HF 458 Ban on Formaldehyde in Certain Children's Products

FL Governor Dayton signed Bill HF 4581 on May 13, 2013, that bans formaldehyde in certain children's products. More…

China Market Local Spot Checks for Infant and Children’s Products(1)
Vol. 717 | 18 June 2013

China Market Local Spot Checks for Infant and Children’s Products(1)

China's General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) launched a series of spot checks for clothing, footwear, vehicles, toys and paper disposable diapers for use by children and infants nationwide, in terms of Product Quality Law of P.R.C. and Administrative Rule for Product Quality Surveillance. More…