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Eurofins | Newsflash - February 2018 | Toys & Childcare

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

US

New York´s Suffolk County´s Toxic Free Toys Act

The first Biennial Notice as specified in ORS 431A.258 is due by January 1, 2018.

Per ORS 431A.258, manufacturers must provide Biennial Notice to OHA (Oregon Health Authority) of children's products sold or offered for sale in Oregon that are covered by the Oregon Toxic-Free Kids Act and contain High Priority Chemicals of Concern for Children's Health (HPCCCH).  HPCCCH in the final product that are intentionally-added at or above practical quantification limits (PQL) must be reported with a fee of US $250.00 per unique HPCCCH.

The implementation of this rule is scheduled in three phases and now it’s in phase 2. During this period, manufacturers are required to report to OHA (Oregon Health Authority) children’s products that contain chemicals on the list and identify which chemicals they contain:

  • “The first round of reporting is due by January 1, 2018, unless OHA approves the successful submission of a Manufacturing Control Program exemption request.
  • From then on, non-exempt manufacturers will be required to report every other year until they remove the chemicals of concern from their products, or they stop marketing the products containing those chemicals in Oregon”
Click here for more information

Australia

New Standard for Swimming and Flotation Aids

The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission ACCC published new mandatory standard for swimming and flotation aids (“Consumer Goods (Swimming and Flotation Aids) Safety Standard 2017”) which provides a transitional period until 20 December 2019.

The mandatory standard is based on requirements of the voluntary Australian standard AS/NZS 1900:2014 Flotation aids for water familiarization and swimming tuition.

During transitional period, before 20 December 2019, flotation aids may comply with either with:

From 20 Dec 2019, Consumer Protection Notice No.3 of 2009 will be repealed and only the new standard will be in effect.

Click here to get the official publication.

China

 

China CNCA Approves Crawling and Playing Mat to CCC Directory

The first Biennial Notice as specified in ORS 431A.258 is due by January 1, 2018.

Per ORS 431A.258, manufacturers must provide Biennial Notice to OHA (Oregon Health Authority) of children's products sold or offered for sale in Oregon that are covered by the Oregon Toxic-Free Kids Act and contain High Priority Chemicals of Concern for Children's Health (HPCCCH).  HPCCCH in the final product that are intentionally-added at or above practical quantification limits (PQL) must be reported with a fee of US $250.00 per unique HPCCCH.

The implementation of this rule is scheduled in three phases and now it’s in phase 2. During this period, manufacturers are required to report to OHA (Oregon Health Authority) children’s products that contain chemicals on the list and identify which chemicals they contain:

  • “The first round of reporting is due by January 1, 2018, unless OHA approves the successful submission of a Manufacturing Control Program exemption request.
  • From then on, non-exempt manufacturers will be required to report every other year until they remove the chemicals of concern from their products, or they stop marketing the products containing those chemicals in Oregon”
Click here for more information

Hong Kong

Proposed Updates to Safety Standards for Toys and Children’s Products

The Hong Kong Toys and Children’s Products Safety Ordinance establishes that a person must not manufacture, import or supply toys or Schedule 2 products unless they comply with all the applicable requirements contained in any of the safety standards (international standards or standards adopted by major economies) specified in Schedules 1 and 2 to the Ordinance.

Hence, and in view of the recent updates in some of these standards, the Hong Kong Government has released a proposal to adopt the most updated versions of the safety standards published by the relevant standards institutions for toys and three classes of children's products listed in Schedule 2 under the Toys and Children's Products Safety Ordinance (Cap. 424).

A summary of these updates can be found in the Annex to the Information Note for this proposal (click here for more information)

 

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