As part of our commitment to support and add value to our customers, Intertek regularly publishes and distributes important information about the consumer products industry in the form of our Insight (formerly known as Sparkle) technical bulletins. Insight provides updates on quality and safety requirements of consumer products for every country across the globe. Each Insight includes a detailed synopsis of continually changing standards and how they affect your business, to supply you with the knowledge and potential solutions to stay competitive in today's global marketplace.

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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.

Vol. 1396 | 07 Feb 2024
ISO Published New Version of Care Labelling Standard

In December 2023, ISO published the latest version of the care labelling standard ISO 3758: 2023. The document establishes a system of graphic symbols that are intended for use on textile articles...

Vol. 1395 | 31 Jan 2024
Australia - Strengthen Regulations on Persistent Organic Pollutant (POPs) Chemicals

On 18 December 2023, Australia issued the Industrial Chemicals Environmental Management (Register) Amendment (2023 Measures No. 1) Instrument 2023 (the Amendment)

Vol. 1394 | 31 Jan 2024
EU REACH – ECHA Adds Five New Hazardous Chemicals to the Candidate List

ECHA added 5 new substances to the SVHC Candidate List and updated DBP's entry for environmental endocrine disruption, now totaling 240 substances commonly found in inks, toners, adhesives, sealants, and cleaning products.

Vol. 1393 | 24 Jan 2024
U.S. – December 2023 California Proposition 65 – 60-Day Notices Analysis

In December 2023, there were 344 60-day notices for violation of Prop 65. The majority of the notices were for Lead (45%). 11% of notices were for the presence of Phthalates, 44% of the notices were for Other chemicals.

Vol. 1392 | 24 Jan 2024
U.S. – November 2023 California Proposition 65 – 60-Day Notices Analysis

In November 2023, there were 396 60-day notices for violation of Prop 65. The majority of the notices were for Lead (52%).  19% of notices were for the presence of Phthalates, 29% of the notices were for Other chemicals.

Vol. 1391 | 24 Jan 2024
U.S. – October 2023 California Proposition 65 – 60-Day Notices Analysis

In October 2023, there were 409 60-day notices for violation of Prop 65. The majority of the notices were for Lead (43%). Nearly 25% of notices were for the presence of Phthalates, 32% of the notices were for Other chemicals. 

Vol. 1390 | 19 Jan 2024
China Market Update: Updated Textile, Footwear Products & Hardgoods Standard List 2023

In late 2023, China released updated standards for textile, footwear, and hardgoods products, covering various categories including sportswear, homewear, labeling, and safety specifications.

Vol 1389 | 15 Jan 2024
EU REACH – Commission Updates EN 1811:2023 as Harmonised Method

In Feb 2023, CEN released EN 1811:2023 for nickel release testing, officially adopted by the EU Commission for REACH Regulation compliance.

Vol. 1388 | 19 Dec 2023
Japan Approved Restriction on PFHxS
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