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December 13th, 2016
Washington Releases Chemical Evaluations for CHCC Chemicals

The Washington Ecology Department has released These Chemical Evaluations to Support Adding or Delisting Chemicals from the CHCC List. The reporting rule specifies the requirements for manufacturers of children’s products to annually report to the Washington Department of Ecology the presence of Chemicals of High Concern to Children (CHCCs) in children’s products. The 20 substances… read more

November 7th, 2016
Minnesota Enacts Flame Retardants Prohibition

Minnesota Senate Bill S.F. 1215 prohibits the use of specified flame retardant chemicals in certain products. Beginning July 1, 2018, children’s products, upholstered residential furniture, residential textiles, and mattresses containing the following chemicals in amounts greater than 1,000 parts per million in any product component are prohibited from being manufactured, sold, offered for sale, or… read more

November 7th, 2016
KATS Drafts Revisions on Common Safety Standards of Children’s Products

Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS) has notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of its draft changes on common safety standards of children’s products. The changes include the following: Addition of safety requirements of harmful chemicals (pH, formaldehyde, aryl amine) for textile products without separate standards Exclusion of testing for small parts of products… 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   

December 9th, 2015
Vermont Children’s Product Rule for Chemicals Effective December 10, 2015

Details Vermont’s Chemicals of High Concern in Children’s Products (S.239) was signed into law on June 10, 2014.   The formal rule, the Chemicals of High Concern in Children’s Product Rule was finalized and goes into effect on December 10, 2015. This rule was adopted for the purposes of implementing, administering, or enforcing the requirements of… read more

September 14th, 2015
UL Partners With IGS for Toy Safety in Indonesia

Details UL Consumer Products has signed a partnership agreement with Integrita Global Sertifikat (IGS) to help deliver quality assurance services to UL clients manufacturing and marketing their products in the Indonesia market, notably toys and children’s products. IGS is a certification body based in Jakarta accredited by the Indonesian Ministry of Industry. Why It Matters… read more

April 20th, 2015
California Introduces Bill Requiring the Disclosure of Toxic Chemicals in Juvenile Products

The State of California has introduced CA SB 763: Juvenile products: flame retardant chemicals that would require the disclosure of toxic chemicals in juvenile products. The bill’s definition of juvenile products includes, but is not limited to, the following: Bassinets Booster seats and car seats Changing pads Floor play mats Highchairs and highchair pads Infant… read more

April 20th, 2015
WA House Passes Flame Retardants Bill for Furniture and Children’s Products

Washington State’s House of Representatives has passed Bill HB 1174, also known as the “Toxic-Free Kids and Families Act,” banning five flame retardants that have been designated by the state as chemicals of high concern for children inform use in furniture and children’s products. The bill also addresses the following: Authorization of the state toxics… read more

April 20th, 2015
Massachusetts Drafts Bill Concerning Toxic Chemicals List in Children’s Consumer Products

The State of Massachusetts has introduced House Bill 697 which amends the General Laws by adding Sections 24-28 to Chapter 21 A and establishes that the Administrative Council of the Toxics Use Reduction Act shall publish and make available to the public a list of toxic chemicals in children’s consumer products via the Department of… read more

April 20th, 2015
Rhode Island Looks to Ban Use of Formaldehyde in Certain Children’s Products

The State of Rhode Island has introduced House Bill 5691 which would add Chapter 94: Formaldehyde Control to Title 23 of the General Laws. If passed, the bill would ban the use of formaldehyde in certain children’s products. Beginning January 1, 2016, any manufacturer, wholesaler or retailer would be prohibited from selling or offering for… read more