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EU Directive Restricts Aniline in Certain Toy Materials
A look at Directive (EU) 2021/903, which restricts aniline in certain toy materials.

June 15, 2021

CLP Regulation Amended in Europe
A look at recent amendments to the EU’s CLP Regulation on substances and mixtures.

June 15, 2021

New Requirements for Food Contact Materials and Articles in Brazil
A look at Brazil’s amendments to its Technical Regulation on packaging, coatings, utensils, lids and metallic equipment in contact with food.

June 15, 2021

SGS launches one stop shop for mattress testing in Farmingdale, New York
SGS is pleased to announce an expansion of its mattress testing services in Farmingdale, New York.

June 11, 2021

EU Makes Changes to List of Standards for Presumption of Conformity with Toy Safety Directive
A look at recent changes to the list of standards that demonstrate compliance with the EU Toy Safety Directive.

June 10, 2021

Moldova Updates List of Toy Safety Standards
A look at Moldova’s recently updated list of toy safety standards that demonstrate presumption of conformity with its national Technical Regulation.

June 9, 2021

Vermont Regulates PFAS and Other Chemicals in Certain Goods
A look at recent updates to restrictions on PFAS and other chemicals in certain consumer products.

June 9, 2021

EU Releases New Standard for Enhanced Visibility Clothing
A look at the EU’s new standard for protective clothing that gives the wearer enhanced visibility in medium risk situations.

June 8, 2021

Brazil Proposes Changes to Metal Cookware Regulations & Requirements
A look at Brazilian proposals to update its technical regulations and requirements for metal cookware.

June 8, 2021

SGS Officially Opens its New Filtration Laboratory in Suzhou, China
SGS opens a new Chinese filtration laboratory focusing on Compressed Air HEPA & ULPA, HVAC & Industrial Air ands Residential Air Purification.

June 8, 2021

Health Canada Proposes Amendments to Carriage and Stroller Regulations
A look at Health Canada’s proposed amendments to its regulation covering baby carriages and strollers.

June 7, 2021

China Abolishes Multiple Standards with New Protective Footwear Standard
A look at China’s new product standard for protective safety footwear - GB 21148-2020.

June 7, 2021

China Updates Standard for Down-Filled Garments
A look at China’s new national product standard for down-filled garments – GB/T 14272-2021.

June 7, 2021

California Prop 65 Notices of Violation for Latex Exercise Bands
A look at two California Prop 65 60-day notices of violation served on businesses supplying latex resistance bands.

June 3, 2021

Ukraine Introduces Restrictions on Lead in Paint and Varnish
A look at recent Ukrainian legislation restricting lead content in paint and varnish.

June 3, 2021

EU Updates Standard for Olfactory Board Games, Cosmetic Kits and Gustative Games
SGS provides an overview of the changes brought in by CEN’s new standard for olfactory board games, cosmetic kits and gustative games.

June 3, 2021

Daniel Rüfenacht appointed as CEO of Bluesign Technologies, a member of the SGS Group
SGS announces appointed of Daniel Rüfenacht as CEO at Bluesign Technologies

June 1, 2021

EU Amends Migration of Certain Elements Standard for Toys
A look at the EU’s new, amended standard for the migration of certain elements in toys.

May 27, 2021

SGS Webinar Presents Fashion Digitization – A Cloud-Based Color Approval Solution
In this webinar, an SGS expert will present how they are supporting brands through the pandemic with remote, Cloud-based color testing and approval processes.

May 25, 2021

Brazil Releases Ordinances Consolidating Children’s Stroller and Feeding Chair Legislation
SGS reviews Brazil’s two new ordinances for children’s strollers and children’s feeding chairs that came into effect May 3, 2021.

May 20, 2021

EU Publishes List of Nickel Testing Standards Harmonized With REACH
EU publishes an updated list of standards demonstrating compliance with the nickel requirements under REACH.

May 20, 2021

Ten artisan gift ideas that will melt your father’s heart on 20th June
Artisan food and drink portal Melted Inside offers its top ten suggestions for making the perfect Father's Day.

May 20, 2021

SGS Webinar on the “Developments in the Control of Restricted Substances in Softlines Products”
To address the increasingly complex global legislative picture for restricted substances in consumer products, SGS is hosting a webinar to update those working in softlines regulatory compliance.

May 12, 2021

New Brazilian Ordinance for Cribs
A look at Brazil’s new Ordinance covering cribs - INMETRO Ordinance No. 143 of March 22, 2021.

April 29, 2021

New York Proposes Warning Label for Some Seasonal and Decorative Lighting Products
A look at New York State’s proposal to require lead containing seasonal and decorative lighting products to carry a warning label.

April 22, 2021

China Releases National Standard for Biobased Materials
A look at China’s new national standard for the terminology, definition and identification of biobased materials – GB/T 39514-2020.

April 22, 2021

SGS Webinar on Saudi Arabia’s Automotive Aftermarket Parts Regulations
In this webinar, SGS experts will share everything that importers and exporters need to know about Saudi Arabia's conformity requirements for automotive aftermarket parts.

April 22, 2021

EU Battery Regulation Proposed as Replacement to Battery Directive
Overview of the EC’s proposed changes to replace the Battery Directive (2006/66/EC) with a EU legal framework for better sustainability, traceability and circularity during a battery’s life cycle.

April 21, 2021

SGS Performance Marks Make Electrical Products Stand Out in the Market
An SGS expert looks at the shift from passive consumer to engaged buying and its impact on electrical and electronic brands.

April 20, 2021

SGS Helps Brands Understand China’s Omnichannel Apparel Retailing
An SGS experts reviews the China omnichannel retail phenomenon and considers how brands can successfully access this dynamic market for apparel.

April 19, 2021

SGS Publishes Summary of 2020 EU Safety Gate RAPEX Annual Report
An overview of the EU’s Safety Gate RAPEX 2020 annual report, which shows toys remain the most notified product category.

April 19, 2021

Sweet and mouth-watering gift ideas for Eid-ul-Fitr from Melted Inside
Melted Inside has some mouth-watering options for Eid-ul-Fitr, 'Festival of the Breaking Fast'.

April 19, 2021

SGS Publishes Article on e-Waste and France’s New Reparability Index
SGS publishes a Consumer Compact article looking at the global problem of e-waste and France’s new reparability index.

April 13, 2021

SGS Expert Looks at Growth in E-Bike Sales
SGS publishes a Consumer Compact article looking at the origin of the e-bike, its advantages, and the future direction of this technology.

April 13, 2021

SGS Expert Looks at the Growing Market in Connected Vehicles
SGS publishes a Consumer Compact article looking at the technology involved in the growing market for connected vehicles.

April 13, 2021

SGS Publishes Overview of the Impact of Brexit on Cross Border Trade
An SGS expert reviews Brexit’s impact and outlines ways in which businesses can enjoy frictionless trade.

April 13, 2021

SGS approved by The Microfibre Consortium (TMC) as its First Third-Party Laboratory Member
SGS approved to deliver TMC’s standardized fiber fragmentation testing method to its members and will soon be offering this method on a wider commercial basis.

April 9, 2021

SGS Exhibits at the Virtual AFS FiltCon 2021
SGS is pleased to be joining the online AFS FiltCon 2021 with a virtual booth allowing delegates to meet with filtration experts.

April 9, 2021

Oregon Updates Toxic-Free Kids Act
SGS publishes summary of recent revisions to the US state of Oregon’s ‘Toxic-Free Kids Act’.

April 8, 2021

US EPA Launches Public Consultation on Final Rules for Five Hazardous Substances
A look at the US EPA’s public consultation on five final rules for five hazardous chemicals issued under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

April 8, 2021

New Food Contact Metal and Alloy Regulation in Belgium
A look at Belgium’s new food contact regulation for metals and alloys.

April 8, 2021

France Suspends Removal of Point Vert from Packaging and Recyclable Products
A look at recent developments in France related to its anti-wastage and circular economy law (AGEC Law).

April 6, 2021

New Safety Standard for Cabinet Door and Drawer Child Safety Locks and Latches
A look at ASTM International’s new safety standard for child safety locks and latches that are attached to the interiors of cabinet doors and drawers.

April 6, 2021

Health Canada Publishes Updated Industry Guide for Glazed Ceramics and Glassware
A look at the updated version of Health Canada’s industry guide for glazed ceramics and glassware products.

April 1, 2021

‘SGS Performance Mark’ launches to Help EE Manufacturers Build Consumer Trust and Gain Market Share
SGS is pleased to launch the ‘SGS Performance Mark’, a new product testing, evaluation and verification program to help the EE industry differentiate products in the marketplace and build consumer trust.

March 30, 2021

South Korea Proposes Increase in Phthalates Restrictions for Children’s Products
A look at South Korea’s proposal to increase the number of restricted phthalates in children’s products.

March 30, 2021

EU Chemical Agency Launches Public Consultation Over Eight Potential SVHCs
A look at the eight potential SVHCs that the EU-ECHA is consulting over until April 23, 2021.

March 25, 2021

New Toy Safety Standard Published in Australia and New Zealand
A look at Australia and New Zealand’s new joint standard for the ‘Migration of Certain Elements’ from toy materials and components.

March 24, 2021

South Korea Plans Restriction on BPA in Thermal Paper
South Korea has announced a possible restriction on BPA in thermal paper and is holding a consultation that ends on March 30, 2021.

March 24, 2021

SGS Leads the Way to Frictionless Trade with Launch of New e-Customs Website
SGS is pleased to launch its new online e-Customs Services portal, to enable transporters, forwarders, exporters and importers around the world to achieve faster, cheaper, frictionless trade.

March 24, 2021