Standard & Regulation Updates

Revision of Japan Toy Safety Standard - ST 2016 (2nd Edition)

Definition of “ball” will be changed...

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European-union-strengthen-the-limitation-of-chromium-vi-in-scraped-off-toy-materials

European Commission published a revised Toy Safety Directive (EU) 2018/725 related to adopt lower limit value for chromium VI in category III (scraped-off toy material) and the amendment will come to effective on 18 November 2019.

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Canada launched new regulations for Children’s Jewellery & Consumer Products Containing Lead

Health Canada launched the Children’s Jewellery Regulations (SOR/2018-82) on 2 May 2018. It will repeal SOR/2016-168 and become effective on 2 November 2018...

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Strengthening the Lead Migration Limits under NEW Toy Safety Standard EN71-3:2013+A3:2018 

Last year, Toys directive was amended by Council Directive 2017/738 in which migration limits of lead were significantly lowered...

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Comprehensive Solution of Water Analysis

CMA Testing offers you one-stop solution for water analysis under the latest regulation for fresh water & waste water. 

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HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS that you SHOULD NOT be OVERLOOKED in TEXTILES 

CMA Testing provides PERFORMANCE tests and QUALITY tests to bring out your brand’s personality:

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Revision of Japan Toy Safety Standard - ST 2016 (2nd Edition)

Definition of “ball” will be changed...

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10 SVHCs Newly Added On Candidate List

On 27 Jun 2018, The European Chemical Agency (ECHA) added 8 new substances as Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) to the Candidate List while another 2 substances...

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Updated Toy Standard ISO 8124-1:2018

ISO standard 8124-1 “Part 1: Safety aspects related to mechanical and physical properties” has been updated and published in March 2018, so as to align with European EN71 and US ASTM F963 amendments...

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Hong Kong Government published the Toys and Children’s Products Safety Ordinance (Amendment of Schedules 1 and 2) Notice 2018 in Gazette

The Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region gazette No. 14 Vol. 22 - Legal Supplement No. 2, Part A, Number 63 “Toys and Children's Products Safety Ordinance (Amendment of Schedules 1 and 2) Notice 2018” was newly published and was made by the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development under section 37 of the Toys and Children’s Products Safety Ordinance (Cap. 424). The Notice will be effective on 1 August 2018. 

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8 Proposed SVHCs on Public Consultation

The European Chemical Agency (ECHA) has published proposals to identify 8 substances as Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) on 8 March 2018 and is now under public consultation which will be ended on 23 April 2018.

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Newly Added Phthalates Restriction in RoHS Directive (EU) 2015/863

The Official Journal of the European Union published Commission Delegated Directive (EU) 2015/863 of 31 March 2015 amending Annex II to Directive 2011/65/EU by adding FOUR Phthalates on 4 June 2015.

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Food Alert: EXCESSIVE Inorganic Arsenic Level in Daily Consumable RICE Products

According to information from the Hong Kong Organic Resource Center, rice samples were reported to have excessive inorganic arsenic content which is a carcinogen...

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Think Quick Act Fast - Do REACH Registration before Deadline 

The LAST registration deadline for existing chemicals will be on 31 May 2018.....

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Total 174 SVHCs on Candidate List Now

On 10 July 2017, one new substance PFHxS was added as Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) candidate list by the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) and properties of BPA and 4 phthalates were updated...

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Important Note to the Radio Equipment Directive (RED) 2014/53/EU

Starting from 13 June 2016, all European member states shall adopt the new Radio Equipment Directive (RED) which replaces Radio and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment (R&TTE) Directive 1999/5/EC and all radio equipment imported to EU shall comply the new RED from 13 June 2017. 

One important note has to be reminded is that some items which are not included in the scope of R&TTE directive are newly added to that of RED.

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Mandatory Survey for Your Canadian Clients

On January 14, 2017, the Government of Canada published a Notice under Section 71 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA, 1999) and two mandatory surveys are required...

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New EU Standards for Aromatic Amines Determination from Azo Colorants 

A new 2017 version of European standard methods ENISO 14362:2017 part 1 and part 3 for determining the restricted aromatic amines derived from reductive cleavage of azo colorants in textiles was published...

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