Summary table with some recent standards updates and upcoming dates of withdrawal (non-exhaustive).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Proposal regulation for vaping products
On 21st June 2019, the Government of Canada published a Regulatory proposal for labelling and Packaging of vaping products.
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.
Summary table with some recent regulation proposals notified to World Trade Organization.