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7-Sep-2011 Toys and Childcare New EU RoHS II Directive expands requirements for toys
On July 21, 2011 the new EU Directive 2011/65/EU - known as RoHS II - entered into force......
6-Sep-2011 Toys and Childcare President Obama Signs CPSC Authority and Discretion Act into Law
CPSC, CPSIA, toys, August 14, 2011, 100 ppm lead limit, phthalates, tracking labels, consumer database, Mandatory third-party testing, bicycles and of...
30-Aug-2011 Toys and Childcare UK Toy Safety Regulations published
revised Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC, 19th August 2011.....
24-Aug-2011 Toys and Childcare Children’s Jewellery
Canada Takes Action to Restrict Sale of Cadmium-Containing Children’s Jewellery.....
22-Aug-2011 Construction and DIY Indoor Air Comfort certification - next step in development
Eurofins Indoor Air Comfort product certification is a Pan-European certification program for showing low VOC emissions from products into indoor air....
19-Aug-2011 Construction and DIY Microchamber VOC testing - reference standards now available
Microchamber VOC testing allows fast test of emissions at different temperature. The test chamber is very small, e.g. with 40 ml volume, and operated ...
20-Jun-2011 Construction and DIY EU Commission requests Germany to remove barriers to trade of construction products
The European Commission requests Germany to change current rules and practices (Bauregellisten) concerning construction products......
4-Mar-2011 Chemical EU bans 6 substances
Six substances now are included in annex XIV of European Chemical Law, REACH......
3-Mar-2011 Construction and DIY California limits VOC content in consumer products
California authorities now published a summary of prohibitions and labeling requirements for VOC content in consumer product categories, updated after...
28-Jan-2011 Food Contact Materials New EU regulation issued for plastic in contact with food
The new regulation contains restrictions, migration limit values, and specifications for testing - for safety of food when in contact with plastic mat...