Insight Bulletins: Toys and Children's Products

US: California- AB 2247-PFAS, PFAS Products, and Product Components- Publicly Accessible Data Collection Interface
Vol. 1323 | 23 September 2022

US: California- AB 2247-PFAS, PFAS Products, and Product Components- Publicly Accessible Data Collection Interface

On Aug 29, 2022, the California legislature passed AB2247 which will require reporting for Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) when intentionally added to a consumer product. The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), which regulates the handling and management of hazardous substances, materials, and waste, as well as More…

U.S. – August 2022 California Proposition 65 – 60-Day Notices Analysis
Vol. 1321 | 13 September 2022

U.S. – August 2022 California Proposition 65 – 60-Day Notices Analysis

In August 2022, there were a total of 298 60-day notices for violation of Prop 65. The majority of the notices were for Lead (48 %) and Phthalates (24 %). The remaining 28% were notices for the presence of other chemicals. More…

U.S. California – Senate Bill 54 Legislation for Cutting Harmful Plastic Pollution
Vol. 1320 | 26 August 2022

U.S. California – Senate Bill 54 Legislation for Cutting Harmful Plastic Pollution

In an effort to reduce pollution and tackle climate change, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed the Plastic Pollution Prevention and Packaging Producer Responsibility Act (SB 54) on Jun 30, 2022, requiring all packaging in the state to be recyclable or compostable by 2032. More…

U.S. – July 2022 California Proposition 65 – 60-Day Notices Analysis
Vol. 1319 | 16 August 2022

U.S. – July 2022 California Proposition 65 – 60-Day Notices Analysis

In July 2022, there were a total of 302 60-day notices for violation of Prop 65. The majority of the notices were for Lead (57%) and Phthalates (23%). The remaining 20% were notices for the presence of other chemicals. More…

U.S. – Congress Passes Reese’s Law to Prevent Children from Button Cell Battery Danger
Vol. 1318 | 10 August 2022

U.S. – Congress Passes Reese’s Law to Prevent Children from Button Cell Battery Danger

On Aug 2, the Senate passed bill HR5313, also known as Reese’s Law. This bill was passed earlier by House and so it now awaits the President’s signature. The bipartisan bill is named in honor of Reese Hamsmith, an 18-month-old toddler who died after ingesting a button cell battery from a remote control. More…

U.S. CPSC – 16 CFR 1310 Proposed Rule for Ban of Inclined Sleepers for Infants
Vol. 1317 | 03 August 2022

U.S. CPSC – 16 CFR 1310 Proposed Rule for Ban of Inclined Sleepers for Infants

On May 16, 2022, President Biden signed the Safe Sleep for Babies Act of 2021 (SSBA), requiring inclined sleepers for infants regardless of the date of manufacture to be considered a banned hazardous product under the Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA). More…

U.S. CPSC – 16 CFR 1309 Proposed Rule for Ban of Crib Bumpers
Vol. 1316 | 03 August 2022

U.S. CPSC – 16 CFR 1309 Proposed Rule for Ban of Crib Bumpers

On May 16, 2022, President Biden signed the Safe Sleep for Babies Act of 2021 (SSBA), requiring crib bumpers regardless of the date of manufacture to be considered a banned hazardous product under the Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA). More…

U.S. – June 2022 California Proposition 65 – 60-Day Notices Analysis
Vol. 1315 | 28 July 2022

U.S. – June 2022 California Proposition 65 – 60-Day Notices Analysis

In June 2022, there were a total of 314 60-day notices for alleged violation of Prop 65. Almost half the notices were for Lead (47 %), about a quarter for Phthalates and the remaining 25% were notices for the presence of other chemicals. More…

U.S. – May 2022 California Proposition 65 – 60-Day Notices Analysis
Vol. 1314 | 25 July 2022

U.S. – May 2022 California Proposition 65 – 60-Day Notices Analysis

In May 2022, there were a total of 261 60-day notices for violation of Prop 65. The majority of the notices were for Lead (49%) and Phthalates (39%). The remaining 12% of notices were for the presence of other chemicals. More…

U.S. – CPSC Amends 16 CFR 1234 Safety Standard for Infant Bathtubs
Vol. 1313 | 01 July 2022

U.S. – CPSC Amends 16 CFR 1234 Safety Standard for Infant Bathtubs

On Jun 24th, 2022, The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a direct final rule in the Federal Register amending 16 CFR Part 1234, Safety Standard for Infant Bathtubs. The direct final rule replaces 16 CRF 1234, in reference to the ASTM F2670-18, the previous version of the standard, with a reference to the ASTM F2670-22 More…

Canada Amends Certain Regulations Made Under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (Surface Coating Materials)
Vol. 1312 | 28 June 2022

Canada Amends Certain Regulations Made Under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (Surface Coating Materials)

On June 22, 2022, Health Canada published final regulations amending the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (Surface Coating Materials)-SOR/2022-122 in the Canada Gazette Part II. The Regulations amend the Surface Coating Materials Regulations and four other regulations... More…

Canada Prohibits Use of Certain Single-Use Plastics
Vol. 1311 | 24 June 2022

Canada Prohibits Use of Certain Single-Use Plastics

On June 22, 2022, the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, and the Ministry of Health, published final regulations to prohibit the manufacture, import, and sale of 6 categories of single-use plastic products. The Single-use Plastics Prohibition Regulations (SUPPR) are part of the More…

U.S. – CPSC Notice: Beta Pilot for Electronic Filing of Certain Certificate of Compliance Data
Vol. 1310 | 15 June 2022

U.S. – CPSC Notice: Beta Pilot for Electronic Filing of Certain Certificate of Compliance Data

On June 10th, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued notice announcing Beta pilot for electronic filing (e-filing) of certain data elements of the Certificate of compliance (CPC/GCC)for the regulated consumer products, along with requesting applications for participation in this pilot. More…

EU REACH – ECHA Announces Addition of 1 SVHC to Candidate List
Vol. 1308 | 14 June 2022

EU REACH – ECHA Announces Addition of 1 SVHC to Candidate List

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced the addition of 1 new Substance of Very High Concern (SVHCs) to the Candidate List. More…

Thailand Issues Revised Compulsory Toy Safety Standard TIS 685 Part 1-2562 (BE)
Vol. 1306 | 27 May 2022

Thailand Issues Revised Compulsory Toy Safety Standard TIS 685 Part 1-2562 (BE)

Thailand has updated the compulsory industrial product requirement TIS 685 part 1-2562 (BE), concerning the safety of children’s toys for children under 14 years of age, including parts and accessories used in conjunction with the toys. The updated requirements aim to bring TIS 685 part 1-2562 in line with More…

U.S. - HR 3182- Safe Sleep for Babies Act of 2021 Signed into Law
Vol. 1304 | 25 May 2022

U.S. - HR 3182- Safe Sleep for Babies Act of 2021 Signed into Law

On May 16, 2022, President Biden signed HR 3182 ‘Safe Sleep for Babies Act of 2021’ into law, which prohibits the manufacture and sale of crib bumpers, and inclined sleepers with sleep surface greater than 10 degrees, for infants in the United States. More…

U.S. – April 2022 California Proposition 65 – 60-Day Notices Analysis
Vol. 1302 | 12 May 2022

U.S. – April 2022 California Proposition 65 – 60-Day Notices Analysis

In April 2022, there were a total of 185 60-day notices for violation of Prop 65. The majority of the notices were for Lead (44 %) and Phthalates (36%). The remaining 20% were notices for the presence of other chemicals. More…

U.S. – CPSC Issues a Direct Final Rule for Baby Changing Products
Vol. 1300 | 09 May 2022

U.S. – CPSC Issues a Direct Final Rule for Baby Changing Products

On April 26th, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a direct final rule (DFR) that will amend 16 CFR 1235 – Safety Standard for Baby Changing Products, making ASTM F2388-21, Standard Consumer Specification for Baby Changing Products for Domestic Use, mandatory safety standard. More…

U.S. – March 2022 California Proposition 65 – 60-Day Notices Analysis
Vol. 1299 | 29 April 2022

U.S. – March 2022 California Proposition 65 – 60-Day Notices Analysis

In March 2022, there were a total of 243 60-day notices for violation of Prop 65. The majority of the notices were for Phthalates (41 %) and lead (39%). The remaining 20% were for the presence of other chemicals. More…

US – California: OEHHA Proposes Second Modification to Proposed Rule for Proposition 65 (Prop 65) Short-Form Warnings
Vol. 1298 | 25 April 2022

US – California: OEHHA Proposes Second Modification to Proposed Rule for Proposition 65 (Prop 65) Short-Form Warnings

On April 5, 2022, California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) issued a notice proposing additional modifications to its proposal to modify Prop 65 Article 6 Clear and Reasonable Warnings - Short Form. The latest proposal removes the limitation on... More…

U.S. – February 2022 California Proposition 65 – 60-Day Notices Analysis
Vol. 1297 | 21 April 2022

U.S. – February 2022 California Proposition 65 – 60-Day Notices Analysis

In February 2022, there were a total of 226 60-day Notices of Violation under Prop 65, a 20% increase from January 2022. 42% of notices were for lead, and 38% for phthalates. Of the reported notices, products under the categories of food accounted for... More…

U.S. – CPSC Issues Final Rule Establishing Safety Standard for Crib Mattresses 16 CFR Part 1241
Vol. 1295 | 17 March 2022

U.S. – CPSC Issues Final Rule Establishing Safety Standard for Crib Mattresses 16 CFR Part 1241

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a final rule establishing a safety standard for crib mattresses. The final rule was developed based on product use, market study, review of incident data from hazards patterns associated with crib mattress use, product recalls, and consumer feedback More…

U.S. – January 2022 California Proposition 65 – 60-Day Notices Analysis
Vol. 1292 | 02 March 2022

U.S. – January 2022 California Proposition 65 – 60-Day Notices Analysis

In January 2022, there were a total of 188 60-day notices for violation of Prop 65. The majority of notices were for lead, accounting for 43 % while phthalates had a total of 54 notices, about 29% of the total number of notices. The remaining 28% were... More…

New Zealand Issued Unsafe Goods (Inclined Infant Sleep Products) Indefinite Prohibition Notice 2022
Vol. 1291 | 24 February 2022

New Zealand Issued Unsafe Goods (Inclined Infant Sleep Products) Indefinite Prohibition Notice 2022

The New Zealand Government has published the Unsafe Goods (Inclined Infant Sleep Products) Indefinite Prohibition Notice 2022, repealing the previous Unsafe Goods (Inclined Infant Sleep Products) Notice 2020. Pursuant to section 31 of the Fair Trade Act 1986, the prohibition notice declares inclined infant sleep products... More…

U.S. – December 2021 California Proposition 65 – 60-Day Notices Analysis
Vol. 1290 | 22 February 2022

U.S. – December 2021 California Proposition 65 – 60-Day Notices Analysis

In December 2021, there were a total of 221 60-day notices for violation of Prop 65, down from the 257 notices served in November 2021. Most of the notices were for Phthalates, accounting for 37%. More…

EU REACH – ECHA Announces Addition of 4 SVHCs to Candidate List
Vol. 1288 | 03 February 2022

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

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced the addition of four new Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) to the Candidate List. This brings the total number of SVHCs to 223. More…

U.S. – Direct Final Rule Published by the CPSC for Infant Swings
Vol. 1287 | 28 January 2022

U.S. – Direct Final Rule Published by the CPSC for Infant Swings

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a direct final rule on October 28, 2021, in the Federal Register that amends 16 CFR Part 1223, Safety Standard for Infant Swings. Currently, 16 CFR Part 1223, makes ASTM F2088-20, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Infant and Cradle Swings, a mandatory... More…

U.S. –  CPSC Proposed Rule for Magnet Safety Standard – 16 CFR 1262
Vol. 1285 | 21 January 2022

U.S. – CPSC Proposed Rule for Magnet Safety Standard – 16 CFR 1262

The Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) has published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) for magnet safety standard – 16 CFR 1262, due to the unreasonable risk of injury and death associated with children and teens ingesting high-powered magnets. More…

U.S. – CPSC Publishes Direct Final Rule for Carriages and Strollers Safety Standard
Vol. 1284 | 18 January 2022

U.S. – CPSC Publishes Direct Final Rule for Carriages and Strollers Safety Standard

The CPSC has published a direct final rule in the Federal Register that makes changes to the Federal safety requirements for carriages and strollers. The rule updates the mandatory standard for carriages and strollers to incorporate by reference ASTM F833-21... More…

U.S./California – OEHHA Adds PFNA and Its Salts to Proposition 65 List
Vol. 1282 | 03 January 2022

U.S./California – OEHHA Adds PFNA and Its Salts to Proposition 65 List

December 31, 2021, the California EPA Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment added perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA) and its salts to the list of chemicals known to the state to cause male reproductive toxicity under the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, also known as Proposition 65 (Prop 65). More…

U.S. – November 2021 California Proposition 65 – 60-Day Notices Analysis
Vol. 1281 | 28 December 2021

U.S. – November 2021 California Proposition 65 – 60-Day Notices Analysis

In November 2021, there were a total of 257 60-day violation notices served for Prop 65, similar to 254 notices served in October 2021. Many of the notices were for Phthalates, which accounts for 51.4 % of notices issued. Lead, registering at nearly 25%... More…

U.S. – California: OEHHA Proposes Further Modification to Proposition 65 (Prop65) Short Form Warnings
Vol. 1280 | 16 December 2021

U.S. – California: OEHHA Proposes Further Modification to Proposition 65 (Prop65) Short Form Warnings

California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) issued proposed amendments to Article 6 Clear and Reasonable Warnings - Short Form. After reviewing a total of 160 written comments and 21 oral comments, during the 60-day public comment period, from January 8 through March 29, 2021... More…

Canada – Minister of Environment Issues Survey on 188 BPA and its Alternative Substances
Vol. 1279 | 08 December 2021

Canada – Minister of Environment Issues Survey on 188 BPA and its Alternative Substances

On November 13, 2021, the Canada Minister of Environment under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (the Act) issued notice in the Canada Gazette Part I to collect information on 188 substances, including Bisphenol A (BPA), BPA structural analogues, and.... More…

EU – Latest List of Harmonised Standards for Toys Published - Nov 2021
Vol. 1278 | 24 November 2021

EU – Latest List of Harmonised Standards for Toys Published - Nov 2021

On November 16, 2021, the EU Commission published Decision (EU) 2021/1992 to adopt the following four standards as harmonised standards in support of the Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC. The following versions of the standards will become effective immediately... More…

Canada – Quebec Proposes to Repeal Upholstered and Stuffed Articles Labeling Regulation
Vol. 1277 | 21 October 2021

Canada – Quebec Proposes to Repeal Upholstered and Stuffed Articles Labeling Regulation

The Quebec government has proposed legislation to repeal the Upholstered and Stuffed Articles Act, which requires labeling for various upholstered and stuffed products offered for sale in the province of Quebec. More…

U.S. – CPSC Publishes Direct Final Rule Adopting New ASTM Standard for Gates and Enclosures
Vol. 1276 | 19 October 2021

U.S. – CPSC Publishes Direct Final Rule Adopting New ASTM Standard for Gates and Enclosures

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has published a direct final rule in the Federal Register adopting ASTM F1004-21 as mandatory safety standard for gates and enclosures. This rule is effective on January 2, 2022, unless the CPSC receives a significant adverse comment by October 28, 2021 More…

U.S. – California Passes SB 343 Prohibiting Use of Deceptive Recycling Labels
Vol. 1275 | 19 October 2021

U.S. – California Passes SB 343 Prohibiting Use of Deceptive Recycling Labels

On October 5, 2021, California’s Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill 343 Truth in Labeling for Recyclable Materials (the bill), prohibiting the use of misleading recycling claims on non-recyclable products and packaging. More…

U.S. – September 2021 California Proposition 65 – 60-Day Notices Analysis
Vol. 1274 | 17 October 2021

U.S. – September 2021 California Proposition 65 – 60-Day Notices Analysis

In September 2021, there were a total of 249 60-day notices for violation of Prop 65, down from the 335 notices served in August 2021. The majority of the notices were for lead, accounting for 46% while phthalates had a total of 93 notices... More…

U.S. – August 2021 California Proposition 65 – 60-Day Notices Analysis
Vol. 1273 | 14 October 2021

U.S. – August 2021 California Proposition 65 – 60-Day Notices Analysis

In August 2021, there were a total of 335 60-day notices for violation of Prop 65. The majority of the notices were for phthalates, accounting for 45%, while lead had a total of 112 notices, about 21% of the total number of notices. More…

U.S. – July 2021 California Proposition 65 – 60-Day Notices Analysis
Vol. 1272 | 13 October 2021

U.S. – July 2021 California Proposition 65 – 60-Day Notices Analysis

In July 2021, there were a total of 253 60-day notices for violation of Prop 65, down from the 318 notices served in June 2021. The majority of the notices were for phthalates, accounting for 39%. There were nearly as many notices related to... More…

U.S. – California Passes Assembly Bill 652 Prohibiting Sale of Juvenile Products Containing PFAS
U.S. – Oregon Issues Temporary Administrative Order for Toxic Free Kids Act
Vol. 1269 | 13 September 2021

U.S. – Oregon Issues Temporary Administrative Order for Toxic Free Kids Act

On August 26, 2021, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) filed a temporary administrative order clarifying the requirements of the Toxic Free Kids Act (TKFA). TFKA requires manufacturers of children’s product sold in Oregon to report when certain children’s products contain a... More…

EU REACH – New Restriction Published for C9-C14 PFCAs under Entry 68 of Annex XVII to REACH
Vol. 1267 | 17 August 2021

EU REACH – New Restriction Published for C9-C14 PFCAs under Entry 68 of Annex XVII to REACH

On 4 Aug 2021, the European Commission Published Commission Regulation (EU) 2021/1297 to amend entry 68 of Annex XVII to REACH (EC) No 1907/2006 to newly restrict perfluorocarboxylic acids containing 9 to 14 carbon atoms in the chain (C9-C14 PFCAs), their salts and their related substances. More…

France – Updated List of Reference Standards of Decree No 91-1292 Concerning Childcare Articles Safety Issued
Vol. 1266 | 13 August 2021

France – Updated List of Reference Standards of Decree No 91-1292 Concerning Childcare Articles Safety Issued

The Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Recovery of France has updated the list of reference standards of Decree No 91-1292, relating to the prevention of risk resulting from the use of childcare articles, in the Official Journal. More…

U.S. – June 2021 California Proposition 65 – 60-Day Notices Analysis
Vol. 1265 | 09 August 2021

U.S. – June 2021 California Proposition 65 – 60-Day Notices Analysis

In June 2021, there were a total of 318 60-day notices for violation of Prop 65, up from the 292 notices served in May 2021. The majority of the notices were for phthalates, accounting for 43%, while lead had a total of 107 notices More…

South Korea – Restriction of Phthalates Under Safety Standard for Children’s Products Expanded
Vol. 1264 | 05 August 2021

South Korea – Restriction of Phthalates Under Safety Standard for Children’s Products Expanded

On 19 July 2021, the Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) published notice no. 2021-132 to amend the Standard for Common Safety Standard for Children’s Products in order to strengthen the requirement for phthalates in children’s products. More…

U.S. – Maine Passes House Bill 1503 Prohibiting Sale of Products Containing PFAS
Vol. 1263 | 03 August 2021

U.S. – Maine Passes House Bill 1503 Prohibiting Sale of Products Containing PFAS

Maine recently passed House Bill 1503, which phases in the requirements for notification and prohibition on the sale of products containing intentionally added PFAS substances. More…

U.S. – EPA Proposes TSCA Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements for Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances
Vol. 1262 | 27 July 2021

U.S. – EPA Proposes TSCA Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements for Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances

On June 28, 2021, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a notice of proposed rulemaking for reporting and recordkeeping requirements for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Section 8(a)(7). The proposed rule will require... More…

Canada – Final Formaldehyde Emissions from Composite Wood Products Regulations Published
Vol. 1260 | 20 July 2021

Canada – Final Formaldehyde Emissions from Composite Wood Products Regulations Published

On July 7, 2021, Health Canada, in collaboration with Environment and Climate Change Canada, published the final Formaldehyde Emissions from Composite Wood Products Regulations: SOR/2021-148 (Regulations) in Canada Gazette Part II. The regulations place limits on the formaldehyde emissions from composite wood products and More…

U.S. – FTC Publishes 16 CFR 323 ‘Made in USA’ Labeling
Vol. 1259 | 16 July 2021

U.S. – FTC Publishes 16 CFR 323 ‘Made in USA’ Labeling

On July 14, 2021, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published the final rule for ‘Made in USA’ Labeling, 16 CFR 323. The FTC adopted the rule proposed last year with limited modifications. The final rule is effective August 13, 2021. More…