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Whether you are a brand, retailer, or manufacturer of apparel & accessories, footwear, housewares & furniture, soft home furnishings, or toys & children’s products, our Insight bulletins are a valuable tool for information on continually changing standards and how they affect your business.

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Vol. 1412 | 16 Jul 2024

Rhode Island Enacts 2024 Consumer Protection Act Banning PFAS in Multiple Products

On June 26, 2024, Rhode Island Governor McKee approved the Consumer PFAS Ban Act of 2024 (Senate Bill S2152). This legislation imposes a sweeping prohibition on the use of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in products available for sale or produced within the state.

Vol. 1411 | 12 Jul 2024

EU - Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation (ESPR) Overview 2024

The Regulation (EU) 2024/1781 of the Eco-design for Sustainable Products Regulation (ESPR) was officially published on June 13, 2024. This regulation aims to replace the existing Eco-design Directive (2009/125/EC), and expands the Eco-design criteria to cover a wider array of products, including textile products.

Vol. 1410 | 12 Jul 2024

China Market Update: Updated Textile, Footwear Products & Hardgoods Standard List 2024

In the first half of 2024, the standardization administration of the People’s Republic of China released announcement No.1, No.10, No.12 and No.14 and the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People’s Republic of China released announcement No.4 to publish standards updates.

Vol. 1409 | 27 Jun 2024

EU REACH – ECHA adds one hazardous chemical to the Candidate List

On June 27, 2024, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) expanded the Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) Candidate List by adding a new substance: bis(α,α-dimethylbenzyl) peroxide. This chemical, known for its toxicity to reproduction, serves various industrial purposes, including use as a processing aid and flame retardant.

Vol. 1408 | 14 Jun 2024

U.S. – May 2024 California Proposition 65 – 60-Day Notices Analysis

In May 2024, there were 539 60-day notices for violation of Prop 65, of which 33% of the notices served were for the category of Lead, 14% of notices were served for the presence of Phthalates, 53% of the notices were for the presence of Other chemicals.

Vol. 1407 | 14 Jun 2024

U.S. – April 2024 California Proposition 65 – 60-Day Notices Analysis

In April 2024, there were 351 60-day notices for violation of Prop 65, of which 52% of the notices served were for the category of Lead, 17% of notices were served for the presence of Phthalates, 31% of the notices were for the presence of Other chemicals.

Vol. 1406 | 30 May 2024

EU REACH – Commission Adopts EU-wide Restriction on Cyclosiloxanes (D4,D5,D6)

On 16 May 2024, the European Commission adopted a restriction on siloxanes D4, D5 and D6. This measure will protect our environment by reducing up to 90 % of the emissions of these very persistent and very bioaccumulative substances. The restriction will start applying after 6 June 2026.

Vol. 1405 | 20 May 2024

LD 1537: Maine Updated PFAS Consumer Products Law Related to Prevention of PFAS Chemicals

On April 16, 2024, Governor Janet Mills signed L.D. 1537, titled “An Act to Amend the Laws Relating to the Prevention of Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances Pollution.”

Vol. 1404 | 16 May 2024

Australia has issued the Consumer Goods (Toppling Furniture) Information Standard 2024

Australia Government has approved the Consumer Goods (Toppling Furniture) Information Standard 2024. It will be effective on 4 May 2025.

Vol. 1403 | 13 May 2024

U.S. – March 2024 California Proposition 65 – 60-Day Notices Analysis

In March 2024, there were 443 60-day notices for violation of Prop 65, of which 58% of the notices served were for the category of Lead, 18% of notices were served for the presence of Phthalates, 24% of the notices were for the presence of Other chemicals.

Vol. 1402 | 29 Mar 2024

Utah R70-101 Notice of Emergency (120-Day) Rule

On February 2, 2024, the State of Utah issued a Notice of Emergency, signaling its intent to amend the law label requirements outlined in R70-101, mainly eliminating the references to online sales from Sections R70-101-2, R70-101-3, and R70-101-18.

Vol. 1401 | 29 Mar 2024

India Approved the Cookware and Utensils (Quality Control) Order 2024

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry of India has approved the Cookware and Utensils (Quality Control) Order 2024. This Quality Order shall enter into force on 1 September 2024. The effective date for small enterprises and micro enterprises are 1 December 2024 and 1 March 2024 respectively.

Vol. 1400 | 26 Mar 2024

U.S. – February 2024 California Proposition 65 – 60-Day Notices Analysis

In February 2024, there were 352 60-day notices for violation of Prop 65, of which 51% of the notices served were for the category of Lead, 18% of notices were served for the presence of Phthalates, 31% of the notices were for the presence of Other chemicals.

Vol. 1399 | 25 Mar 2024

India – Approved Two New Quality Orders on Potable Water Bottle and Insulated Flask, Bottle and Container

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry of India has approved the Potable Water Bottles (Quality Control) Order 2024 and the Insulated Flask, Bottles and Containers for Domestic Use (Quality Control) Order 2024.

Vol. 1398 | 06 Mar 2024

EU restricts microplastics in products under REACH – Latest thinking by EU technical services

In September 2023, the EU published a new regulation aimed at restricting the use of intentionally added microplastics. The Regulation (EU) 2023/2055 specifically targets synthetic polymer microparticles, commonly known as microplastics.

Vol. 1397 | 14 Feb 2024

U.S. – January 2024 California Proposition 65 – 60-Day Notices Analysis

In January 2024, there were 510 60-day notices for violation of Prop 65, of which 37% of the notices served were for the category of Lead, 13% of notices were served for the presence of Phthalates, 50% of the notices were for the presence of Other chemicals.

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