Insight Bulletins: Toys and Children's Products

U.S. – Vermont Amends Children’s Products Reporting Rule
Vol. 1098 | 22 August 2019

U.S. – Vermont Amends Children’s Products Reporting Rule

Vermont Governor Phil Scott signed Bill (S 55) into law on June 19, 2019, which amends Act 188 – the 2014 law that authorized the state’s Chemicals of High Concern in Children’s Products Rule. To implement these amendments the Vermont Department of Health has published the More…

U.S. – CPSC Adopts ASTM F833-19 for Carriages and Strollers in Direct Final Rule
Vol. 1097 | 09 August 2019

U.S. – CPSC Adopts ASTM F833-19 for Carriages and Strollers in Direct Final Rule

As part of the rulemaking process required by Section 104(b) of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), through a direct final rule, has approved the new ASTM F833-19, to be incorporated in the federal regulation: 16 CFR 1227 – Safety Standard for Carriages and Strollers. More…

U.S. – CPSC Proposes 16 CFR 1239 Safety Standard for Gates and Enclosures
Vol. 1094 | 30 July 2019

U.S. – CPSC Proposes 16 CFR 1239 Safety Standard for Gates and Enclosures

As part of the rulemaking process required by Section 104(b) of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is proposing a new federal regulation: 16 CFR 1239 Safety Standard for Gates and Enclosures. More…

U.S. – CPSC Approves ASTM F1169-19 for Full-Size Baby Cribs in Direct Final Rule
Vol. 1093 | 30 July 2019

U.S. – CPSC Approves ASTM F1169-19 for Full-Size Baby Cribs in Direct Final Rule

As part of the rulemaking process required by Section 104(b) of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), through a direct final rule, has approved the new ASTM F1169-19 to be incorporated More…

EU – Updated Harmonised Standard for Trampolines
Vol. 1091 | 25 July 2019

EU – Updated Harmonised Standard for Trampolines

The European Commission has published Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1254 to update the reference to the harmonised standard for trampolines under the Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC. More…

U.S. – June 2019 California Proposition 65 – 60-Day Notices Analysis
Vol. 1090 | 23 July 2019

U.S. – June 2019 California Proposition 65 – 60-Day Notices Analysis

The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, commonly referred to as Proposition 65 (Prop 65), is enforced by the California Attorney General’s office or any district attorney or certain city attorneys or by any individual acting in the public interest. More…

EU REACH – ECHA Announces Addition of 4 SVHCs to Candidate List
Vol. 1089 | 19 July 2019

EU REACH – ECHA Announces Addition of 4 SVHCs to Candidate List

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced the addition of 4 new Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) to the Candidate List. Producers and importers of articles, containing the substance included in the Candidate List have six months from 16th July publication to notify ECHA if the following conditions apply: More…

EU Commission Publishes Recast on Persistent Organic Pollutants Regulation
Vol. 1088 | 15 July 2019

EU Commission Publishes Recast on Persistent Organic Pollutants Regulation

The European Commission has published a recast legislation on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POP), Regulation (EU) 2019/1021 on Persistent Organic Pollutants. The Regulation replaces the previous legislation Regulation (EC) No 850/2004, which has been substantially amended. More…

U.S. – May 2019 California Proposition 65 – 60-Day Notices Analysis
Vol. 1086 | 26 June 2019

U.S. – May 2019 California Proposition 65 – 60-Day Notices Analysis

The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, commonly referred to as Proposition 65 (Prop 65), is enforced by the California Attorney General’s office or any district attorney or certain city attorneys or by any individual acting in the public interest. More…

U.S. – CPSC Approves 16 CFR 1238 Safety Standard for Stationary Activity Centers
Vol. 1085 | 21 June 2019

U.S. – CPSC Approves 16 CFR 1238 Safety Standard for Stationary Activity Centers

As part of the rulemaking process required by the Section 104(b) of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), on June 18, 2019, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) approved a new federal rule -- 16 CFR 1238 Safety Standard for Stationary Activity Centers. More…

U.S. – April 2019 California Proposition 65 – 60-Day Notices Analysis
Vol. 1082 | 22 May 2019

U.S. – April 2019 California Proposition 65 – 60-Day Notices Analysis

The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, commonly referred to as Proposition 65 (Prop 65), is enforced by the California Attorney General’s office or any district attorney or certain city attorneys or by any individual acting in the public interest. More…

EU – Updated Version of EN 71-3:2019 Published
Vol. 1079 | 06 May 2019

EU – Updated Version of EN 71-3:2019 Published

Although EN 71-3 was only amended less than a year ago and EN 71-3:2013+A3:2018 became the harmonised standard in February this year, a new version of the standard has recently been published. However, the reference to this new standard has not yet been More…

U.S. – March 2019 California Proposition 65 – 60-Day Notices Analysis
Vol. 1077 | 30 April 2019

U.S. – March 2019 California Proposition 65 – 60-Day Notices Analysis

The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, commonly referred to as Proposition 65 (Prop 65), is enforced by the California Attorney General’s office or any district attorney or certain city attorneys or by any individual acting in the public interest. More…

Australia – Announces Repeal of Consolidated Consumer Goods (Self-balancing Scooters) Amendment Safety Standard 2019
Vol. 1075 | 17 April 2019

Australia – Announces Repeal of Consolidated Consumer Goods (Self-balancing Scooters) Amendment Safety Standard 2019

The Australia Government has repealed the previously announced Consumer Goods (Self-balancing Scooters) Amendment Safety Standard 2019, effective 10 April 2019. The Government has instead issued a compilation of the Consumer Goods (Self-balancing Scooters) Safety Standard 2018, which More…

Australia – Consumer Goods (Self-balancing Scooters) Amendment Safety Standard 2019
Vol. 1072 | 10 April 2019

Australia – Consumer Goods (Self-balancing Scooters) Amendment Safety Standard 2019

The Australia Government has published Consumer Goods (Self-balancing Scooters) Amendment Safety Standard 2019, which amends the Consumer Goods (Self-balancing Scooters) Safety Standard 2018. The Consumer Goods (Self-balancing Scooters) Safety Standard 2018 shall be effective until 16 July 2021. A self-balancing scooter shall comply More…

Hong Kong – Toys and Children’s Products Safety Ordinance (Cap. 424) Updated
Vol. 1071 | 08 April 2019

Hong Kong – Toys and Children’s Products Safety Ordinance (Cap. 424) Updated

The Commerce and Economic Development Bureau (CEDB) of Hong Kong has updated the versions of some of the safety standards for toys and children’s products listed in Toys and Children’s Products Safety Ordinance (Cap. 424). It will be effective from 1 October 2019. More…

U.S. – Maine Proposes Reporting Rule for PFOS in Certain Children’s Products
Vol. 1069 | 05 April 2019

U.S. – Maine Proposes Reporting Rule for PFOS in Certain Children’s Products

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection has proposed to designate perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) as priority chemicals under its Safer Chemicals in Children's Products rules. More…

U.S. – February 2019 California Proposition 65 – 60-Day Notices Analysis
Vol. 1068 | 03 April 2019

U.S. – February 2019 California Proposition 65 – 60-Day Notices Analysis

The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, commonly referred to as Proposition 65 (Prop 65), is enforced by the California Attorney General's office... More…

France – Update Published to Decree No. 91-1292 on Safety of Child Care Articles
Vol. 1067 | 27 March 2019

France – Update Published to Decree No. 91-1292 on Safety of Child Care Articles

The Ministry of Economy and Finance of France has published a notice updating the list of reference standards for child care articles for the Regulation “Decree 91-1292.” The following standards are newly added: More…

U.S. – CPSC Requires Clothing Storage Units to Comply with ASTM F2057
Vol. 1065 | 15 March 2019

U.S. – CPSC Requires Clothing Storage Units to Comply with ASTM F2057

On February 27, 2019, Acting U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Chairman Buerkle spoke at the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO) Annual Training & Symposium informing that effective immediately clothing storage units not meeting the requirements in ASTM F2057-17 will More…

U.S. – FTC Seeks Public Comments on whether to Repeal, Amend or Retain Leather Guides
Vol. 1062 | 07 March 2019

U.S. – FTC Seeks Public Comments on whether to Repeal, Amend or Retain Leather Guides

As part of the systemic review of all the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) rules and guides, the FTC is seeking public comments on whether to repeal, amend or retain the Guides for Select Leather and Imitation Leather Products, 16 CFR 24 (Leather Guides). More…

Australia – Consumer Goods (Prams and Strollers) Amendment Safety Standard 2019 Approved
Vol. 1058 | 22 February 2019

Australia – Consumer Goods (Prams and Strollers) Amendment Safety Standard 2019 Approved

The Commonwealth of Australia has published Consumer Goods (Prams and Strollers) Amendment Safety Standard 2019. The amendment entered into force on 14 February 2019. This safety standard amends the Consumer Product Safety Standard for Prams and Strollers (Consumer Protection Notice No. 8 of 2007) More…

U.S. – CPSC Saferproducts.gov Database: Request for Comment and Public Hearing
Vol. 1057 | 19 February 2019

U.S. – CPSC Saferproducts.gov Database: Request for Comment and Public Hearing

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is considering improvements to www.SaferProducts.gov, the organization’s publicly available consumer product safety information database, to make the portal easier to understand, navigate, and interact with, as well as more useful for submitting and obtaining desired information. More…

U.S. – Vermont Proposes Amendments to the Children’s Products Reporting Rule
Vol. 1056 | 06 February 2019

U.S. – Vermont Proposes Amendments to the Children’s Products Reporting Rule

The Vermont Department of Health has proposed various amendments to the Chemicals of High Concern in Children’s Products Rule to better align this rule with the other state reporting rules such as those for Washington and Oregon. Under this rule, “child” or “children” means an individual or More…

Canada Proposes Amendments to the Tents Regulations and Consequently to the Toys Regulations
Vol. 1055 | 05 February 2019

Canada Proposes Amendments to the Tents Regulations and Consequently to the Toys Regulations

On January 22, 2019 Health Canada published a notice proposing amendments to the Tents Regulations, SOR/2016-185, to replace the flammability and labeling requirements. Consequently, the notice also proposes removing indoor play tents from the scope of the Tents Regulations and bringing them within the Toys Regulations, but More…

Canada – Manitoba Revokes Bedding and Other Upholstered or Stuffed Articles Regulation
Vol. 1054 | 29 January 2019

Canada – Manitoba Revokes Bedding and Other Upholstered or Stuffed Articles Regulation

On January 24, 2019, the Government of Manitoba announced the repeal of the Bedding and Other Upholstered or Stuffed Articles Regulation, 78/2004. The regulation will be revoked effective January 1, 2020. Due to the revocation of this regulation, starting January 1, 2020, upholstered and stuffed articles offered More…

EU REACH – ECHA Announces Addition of SVHCs to Candidate List
Vol. 1052 | 16 January 2019

EU REACH – ECHA Announces Addition of SVHCs to Candidate List

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced the addition of 6 new Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) to the Candidate List. Four of the substances in list are polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) which may be used in polymer production. More…

EU REACH – European Union Publishes Regulation (EU) 2018/2005 Amending the Phthalates Restriction in Entry 51 of REACH Annex XVII
Vol. 1050 | 19 December 2018

EU REACH – European Union Publishes Regulation (EU) 2018/2005 Amending the Phthalates Restriction in Entry 51 of REACH Annex XVII

The European Commission has published Regulation (EU) 2018/2005 in the EU Official Journal. The regulation amends Entry 51 of Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) on More…

Canada – Ontario Revokes Upholstered and Stuffed Articles Labeling Regulation
Vol. 1049 | 12 December 2018

Canada – Ontario Revokes Upholstered and Stuffed Articles Labeling Regulation

The Government of Ontario announced revocation of the upholstered and stuffed articles regulation under Technical Standards and Safety Act of 2000. The regulation will be revoked effective July 1, 2019. Due to the revocation of this regulation, starting July 1, 2019, upholstered and stuffed articles offered for sale in More…

EU – New Children’s Sleep Environment Standards Published
Vol. 1047 | 24 October 2018

EU – New Children’s Sleep Environment Standards Published

There have been several standards published by CEN (the European standards body) which relate to children’s sleep environment. These standards have been developed in response European Commission mandate M/497 Standardisation mandate on the safety of child-care articles. More…

U.S. – CPSC Proposes Updates to Clarify 16 CFR 1130 Consumer Registration of Durable Infant or Toddler Products Rule
Vol. 1044 | 11 October 2018

U.S. – CPSC Proposes Updates to Clarify 16 CFR 1130 Consumer Registration of Durable Infant or Toddler Products Rule

As part of the rulemaking process required by Section 104(d) of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a regulation in 2009 requiring manufacturers to provide a means for consumers to register “durable infant or toddler products,” so that More…

Canada Approves New Playpens Regulations SOR/2018-186
Vol. 1043 | 10 October 2018

Canada Approves New Playpens Regulations SOR/2018-186

The Canadian Playpen Regulations first came into effect in September 1976 and underwent a significant revision in 1991. In order to address changes to playpen design and functionality over the years to better meet consumer needs and improve the safety of children, and to better align with the U.S. regulations More…

U.S. – Oregon Amends Toxic-Free Kids Rule
Vol. 1042 | 02 October 2018

U.S. – Oregon Amends Toxic-Free Kids Rule

Oregon Health Authority (OHA) amended the Toxic-Free Kids Rule (TFKR), also known as the Children’s Products Reporting Rule requirements. Following are the amendments: High Priority Chemicals of Concern for Children’s Health (HPCCCH) list revision. Based on the revision to the Washington Children’s Products Reporting Rule More…

U.S. – California Passes AB-2998 Prohibiting Flame Retardants in Juvenile Products, Upholstered Furniture and Mattresses
Vol. 1041 | 01 October 2018

U.S. – California Passes AB-2998 Prohibiting Flame Retardants in Juvenile Products, Upholstered Furniture and Mattresses

On September 29, 2018, California Governor Brown signed bill AB-2998, which prohibits the sale of new juvenile products, mattresses and upholstered furniture that contains specified flame retardants. Effective January 1, 2020, the Act prohibits sale, offer for sale and distribution in the State of California of More…

U.S. – CPSC Approves ASTM F1235-18 for Hook-on Chairs in Direct Final Rule
Vol. 1040 | 28 September 2018

U.S. – CPSC Approves ASTM F1235-18 for Hook-on Chairs in Direct Final Rule

As part of the rulemaking process required by Section 104(b) of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has approved the new ASTM F1235-18 to be incorporated in the federal regulation: 16 CFR 1233 – Safety Standard for Portable Hook-on Chairs. More…

Health Canada Issues Notice Regarding Safety of Teething Necklaces Worn by Children Under Three Years of Age
Vol. 1038 | 16 August 2018

Health Canada Issues Notice Regarding Safety of Teething Necklaces Worn by Children Under Three Years of Age

On August 13, 2018, Health Canada issued a notice informing manufacturers, importers and retailers that teething necklaces worn by children under three years of age may represent strangulation, choking and aspiration hazards. These hazards could potentially lead to the death of a child. More…

Canada Amends Toys Regulations Adding Requirements for Magnets and Magnetic Components of Toys
Vol. 1035 | 17 July 2018

Canada Amends Toys Regulations Adding Requirements for Magnets and Magnetic Components of Toys

On June 25, 2018, Health Canada published amendments to the Toys Regulations to address the magnetic toys and magnetic components of toys. The amendments formalize Health Canada’s guidance on strong magnets in toys and also align the Canadian Toys Regulations with More…

U.S. – CPSC Approves 16 CFR 1237 Safety Standard for Booster Seats
Vol. 1034 | 16 July 2018

U.S. – CPSC Approves 16 CFR 1237 Safety Standard for Booster Seats

As part of the rulemaking process required by the Section 104(b) of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), on July 2, 2018, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) approved a new federal rule – 16 CFR 1237 Safety Standard for Booster Seats. More…

U.S. – CPSC Approves 16 CFR 1252 to Exempt Certain Engineered Wood Products from CPSIA Chemical Testing Requirements
Vol. 1033 | 16 July 2018

U.S. – CPSC Approves 16 CFR 1252 to Exempt Certain Engineered Wood Products from CPSIA Chemical Testing Requirements

On June 22, 2018, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) approved a final rule to exempt certain untreated and unfinished engineered wood products (EWP) from the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) section 101 total lead content, CPSIA section 108 phthalate content More…

U.S. – CPSC Approves 16 CFR 1235 Safety Standard for Baby Changing Products
Vol. 1032 | 05 July 2018

U.S. – CPSC Approves 16 CFR 1235 Safety Standard for Baby Changing Products

As part of the rulemaking process required by Section 104(b) of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has approved a new federal regulation: 16 CFR 1235 Safety Standard for Baby Changing Products. More…

EU REACH – Addition of 10 SVHCs to Candidate List Announced by ECHA
Vol. 1031 | 28 June 2018

EU REACH – Addition of 10 SVHCs to Candidate List Announced by ECHA

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced the addition of 10 new Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) to the Candidate List, bringing the total number of substances on the list to 191. The 10 substances are detailed below for reference. More…

U.S. – CPSC Proposes 16 CFR 1238 Safety Standard for Stationary Activity Centers
Vol. 1030 | 28 June 2018

U.S. – CPSC Proposes 16 CFR 1238 Safety Standard for Stationary Activity Centers

As part of the rulemaking process required by Section 104(b) of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is proposing a new federal regulation 16 CFR 1238 Safety Standard for Stationary Activity Centers. More…

U.S. – CPSC Approves 16 CFR 1231 Safety Standard for High Chairs
Vol. 1029 | 27 June 2018

U.S. – CPSC Approves 16 CFR 1231 Safety Standard for High Chairs

As part of the rulemaking process required by Section 104(b) of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has approved a new federal regulation: 16 CFR 1231 Safety Standard for High Chairs. More…

U.S. - CPSC Approves ASTM F406-17 for Non-Full-Size Baby Cribs in Direct Final Rule
Vol. 1028 | 21 June 2018

U.S. - CPSC Approves ASTM F406-17 for Non-Full-Size Baby Cribs in Direct Final Rule

On May 2, 2018, Health Canada published the amended Children’s Jewellery Regulation SOR/2018-82 in the Canada Gazette, Part II. The amended Children’s Jewellery Regulations under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act [CCPSA] adds a 130 milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg) total cadmium limit for More…

Canada Revises Consumer Products Containing Lead Regulations
Vol. 1026 | 24 May 2018

Canada Revises Consumer Products Containing Lead Regulations

As part of Health Canada’s Lead Risk Reduction Strategy for consumer products (LRRS), Health Canada aims to reduce exposure to lead content from consumer products, especially children’s products. In keeping with this, Health Canada has identified other products on the North American market containing lead More…

Health Canada Amends Children’s Jewellery Regulations, SOR/2018-82
Vol. 1025 | 24 May 2018

Health Canada Amends Children’s Jewellery Regulations, SOR/2018-82

On May 2, 2018, Health Canada published the amended Children’s Jewellery Regulation SOR/2018-82 in the Canada Gazette, Part II. The amended Children’s Jewellery Regulations under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act [CCPSA] adds a 130 milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg) total cadmium limit for More…

China – 2018 Updated Textile, Footwear and Light Industrial Products Standard List
Vol. 1024 | 11 May 2018

China – 2018 Updated Textile, Footwear and Light Industrial Products Standard List

Recently the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People’s Republic of China released announcement No. 23 of 2018 published updates of standards. There are two important textile product standards that have been updated: FZ/T 43014-2018 “Silk scarf and shawl” and FZ/T 81010-2018 “Trench coats.” More…

U.S. – EPA Revises Compliance Deadlines for Formaldehyde Emission Standards in Composite Wood Products
Vol. 1019 | 13 April 2018

U.S. – EPA Revises Compliance Deadlines for Formaldehyde Emission Standards in Composite Wood Products

On March 13, 2018, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California issued an order addressing the litigation over the December 12, 2018, compliance date for the formaldehyde standards for composite wood products issued pursuant to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Title VI. More…

Turkey Proposes to Amend Safety Requirements for Certain Consumer Products
Vol. 1018 | 06 April 2018

Turkey Proposes to Amend Safety Requirements for Certain Consumer Products

The Ministry of Customs and Trade of Turkey has proposed to amend the safety requirements for certain consumer products under the Communique published in Official Gazette No. 29701. The proposed requirements are highlighted as follows: More…

U.S. CPSC and Health Canada – DRAFT 'Guidance on the Application of Human Factors to Consumer Products'
Vol. 1017 | 29 March 2018

U.S. CPSC and Health Canada – DRAFT 'Guidance on the Application of Human Factors to Consumer Products'

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada have both published the draft “Guidance on the Application of Human Factors to Consumer Products” for public comment. The draft guidance document was co-developed by CPSC and Health Canada staff to provide guidance to More…