EUROFINS AGOSTO 2019 / PRODUCTOS DE CONSUMO

Europe

 

Standards Updates


Summary table with some recent standards updates and upcoming dates of withdrawal (non-exhaustive).

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US | Alaska

 

Anchorage, Alaska Approves Flame Retardant Ban


Anchorage Assembly unanimously passed Assembly Ordinance 2019-15(S), an ordinance that amends the Anchorage Municipal Code to add a new Chapter 15.100 and a new section which prohibits certain consumer products containing flame retardant chemicals.

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US | Rhode Island

 

Rhode Island Increases Flame Retardants Levels in Upholstered Bedding and Furniture


On July 8, 2019, Rhode Island’s flame retardant Bill H 5119 (“An Act relating to health and safety- upholstered furniture and child products safety”) was signed into law by increasing the maximum amount of any non-polymeric organohalogen flame retardant chemical contained in residential upholstered bedding and furniture manufactured or sold in state from 100 ppm to 1,000 ppm.

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US | California

 

California Proposition 65 Reformulations (July, 2019)


California Proposition 65 is the ‘Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986’, which has been effective for almost 30 years.

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Canada

 

Manitoba’s update repeal of the bedding regulation


As already announced in our Eurofins News Flash March 2019 edition, on January 2019, the Government of Manitoba approved the revocation of the Bedding and Other Upholstered or Stuffed Articles Regulation, 78/2004.

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Proposal regulation for vaping products


On 21st June 2019, the Government of Canada published a Regulatory proposal for labelling and Packaging of vaping products.

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Proposal of Formaldehyde Emissions from Composite Wood Products Regulations


On 29th June 2019, Canada published proposed Regulations for Formaldehyde Emissions from Composite Wood Products for indoor use which would align with similar requirements in the United States.

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International

 

Regulatory updates


Summary table with some recent regulation proposals notified to World Trade Organization.

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