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July 19th, 2016
European Union Conducts Checks of Hazardous Chemicals for Children Protection Measures

Fifteen Member States of the European Union (EU) conducted an enforcement project testing 797 products with hazardous chemicals. Out of these products, approximately 230 products, or 29 % did not meet the requirements for classification, labelling and packaging under Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) Regulation for the protection of children. Specifically, these products did not… read more

July 19th, 2016
UL Receives CGCRE Accreditation for Toys

UL Consumer and Retail Services Hong Kong,  Shanghai, and Shenzhen facilities have been accredited by General Coordination of Accreditation (CGCRE) of INMETRO to perform full testing of  Toys and Children’s Products. Read more   

November 18th, 2014
Health Canada Releases Drawstrings Warning for Children’s Upper Outerwear

Health Canada has notified manufacturers, importers, distributors and retailers of children’s upper outerwear that specific children’s textile products can pose a danger to children. The products listed as potential hazards for children include: Children’s upper outerwear in sizes newborn to 12 that have drawstrings in the hood and neck area. Children’s upper outerwear in sizes… read more

October 21st, 2014
EC Draft Amendment to Annex XVII Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 for Articles Placed in Mouth by Children

The European Commission (EC) has proposed an amendment of Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) as regards lead and its compounds for articles being place in mouth by children. The proposed amended regulation states that articles… read more

October 21st, 2014
U.S. Amends 16 CFR 1240 Safety Standard for Magnet Sets

Following the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) approval of a new national safety standard for high-powered magnet sets, the U.S. government has amended 16 CFR 1240, which applies to all magnet sets/magnets and not just for children’s products. Based on a review of National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS) data, the CPSC determined that… read more

October 21st, 2014
Legislation Proposed to Ban Flame Retardants in Children’s Products

The Council of the District of Columbia has introduced the Carcinogenic Flame Retardant Prohibition Amendment Act of 2014 (B20-0971), a bill which, beginning July 1, 2015, would prohibit the use of any of nine specified flame retardants in children’s products (intended for children under the age of 12 years)  or residential upholstered furniture. Beginning July… read more

October 21st, 2014
New York Expands TRIS-Free Children and Babies Act

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation that expands the TRIS-Free Children and Babies Act which prohibits the use of the flame retardant TRIS in products intended for use by children under the age of 3 years (including baby products, toys, car seats, nursing pillows, crib mattresses, and strollers). This new law, (A4741/S3703-B), effective December… read more

July 28th, 2014
Maine Adopts Cadmium, Mercury, and Arsenic as Priority Chemicals for Children’s Products

The state of Maine formally adopted proposed rules designating cadmium, mercury, and arsenic as priority chemicals under its Safer Chemicals in Children’s Products reporting rule. Manufacturers are now required to report to the Maine Department of Environmental Protection the intentional use of cadmium, mercury, and arsenic in certain categories of children’s products which are sold… read more

July 28th, 2014
EU Amends Toy Safety Directive for BPA Limit

The European Commission (EC) has adopted Directive 2014/81/EU, which sets a limit on bisphenol-A (BPA) of 0.1 mg/l (migration limit) in all toys intended for children up to the age of 3 years, and in any toys intended to be placed in the mouth, regardless of intended age. The limit is derived from European standard… read more

July 28th, 2014
DOE Study Finds Harmful PBDE Alternatives in Children’s Products

The Washington Department of Ecology (DOE) released a study, Flame Retardants in General Consumer and Children’s Products, assessing the presence of flame retardant chemicals, such as polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), in general consumer and children’s products. PBDEs are a class of persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT) compounds historically used as flame retardants in a wide… read more