List of standards under ProdSG updated
On 6th September 2019, in the Joint Ministerial Journal No. 35 the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health announced the references to the standards and other technical specifications identified by the Committee for Product Safety (AfPS) according to the Product Safety Act – ProdSG.
Update of AfPS PAH Guide
Recently , the German Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA) published the new Updated AfPS Guide (AfPS GS 2019:01 PAK) for testing and evaluation of PAHs (Polycyclic Aromatic hydrocarbons) under GS Mark.
Amendment for formaldehyde standards
On 21st August 2019, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published the final rule of Technical Issues; Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood Products.
US | Illinois
New requirements for thermal paper
On 26th August 2019, the HB 2076 bill (Act 101-0457) was signed with the aim to regulate bisphenol A (BPA) in thermal paper.
US | New Hampshire
Flame retardants ban in furniture and carpeting
On 3rd September 2019, New Hampshire Governor signed Bill SB193 into law which bans sale or import of upholstered furniture containing more than 0.1% of flame retardants or their mixtures.
US | New York
Cancellation of the New York Cleaning Products Ingredient Disclosure Program
On 27th August 2019, The State of New York Supreme Court published a decision which invalidates the "Household Cleansing Product information Disclosure Program" issued by respondent New York State Department of Environmental Conservation due to not following appropriate administrative procedures.
US | California
Proposes to amend toxics limits in recycled glass packaging
Recently, a bill SB 232 was enrolled and presented to the California’s Governor which temporarily increases allowable total heavy metal limits in recycled glass packaging.
Improvement proposal in the registration of products under INMETRO
On 2nd September 2019, the National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology – INMETRO notified to World Trade Organization (WTO) their proposal Ordinance 404, 28 August 2019.
Upcoming dates of application
As a reminder, following you will a summary of the standards and legislation that will start applying within the next six months.