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QIMA provides you with regular updates on new product safety standards and regulations to help you keep on top of your products' compliance.

October 2018 Recap

NORTH AMERICA NEWS - On September 11, 2018, the Oregon Health Authority approved orders PH 252-2018 and PH 253-2018, to amend the Toxic Free Kids Rule by updating the list of High Priority Chemicals of Concern (HPCCCH) for children’s products and the notification requirement.

September 2018 Recap

NORTH AMERICA NEWS - In August 2018, the Minnesota Department of Health issued an educational handout to raise consumers’ awareness of children’s personal care products that contain formaldehyde.

August 2018 Recap

NORTH AMERICA NEWS - On July 2, 2018, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) approved Final Rule 16 CFR 1237 in Federal Register 83 FR 30837 to adopt ASTM F2460-18, the safety standard for booster seats.

July 2018 Recap

NORTH AMERICA NEWS - On June 6, 2018, the US Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a rule in Federal Register, 83 FR 26206, to approve adoption of the updated version of ASTM F406 with modifications (exclusions to certain clauses) under 16 CFR 1220. The updated standard becomes mandatory for Non-Full-Size Baby Cribs.

June 2018 Recap

NORTH AMERICA NEWS - On April 10, 2018, the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) issued notice to approve a No Significant Risk Level (NSRL) for glyphosate, which was listed in 2017 under Proposition 65 as being known to the state of California to cause cancer (See Regulatory Recap: July 2017).

May 2018 Recap

NORTH AMERICA NEWS - On March 21, 2018, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) granted a petition and issued guidance through the Federal Register, 83 FR 12254, to update the Statement of Interpretation and Enforcement Policy regarding the labeling of household products containing methylene chloride (DCM).

April 2018 Recap

NORTH AMERICA NEWS - On February 16, 2018, a Federal Judge vacated the rule published by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the Federal Register to extend the compliance deadline for formaldehyde in composite wood (See Regulatory Recap: October, 2017).

March 2018 Recap

NORTH AMERICA NEWS - On November 30, 2017, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking on Federal Register 82 FR 56752, regarding safety rules for clothing storage units tipping over.

January 2018 Recap

NORTH AMERICA NEWS - On December 15, 2017, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) approved final rule, 16 CFR 1232, to adopt ASTM F2613-17a as the mandatory safety requirement for children’s folding chairs and stools.

December 2017 Recap

NORTH AMERICA NEWS - On December 4, 2017, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a Direct Final Rule (16 CFR 1112 and 1250) through the Federal Register, 82 FR 57119, regarding the adoption of the updated standard, ASTM F963-17 Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety.

November 2017 Recap

NORTH AMERICA NEWS - On March 30, 2017, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued Final Rule 16 CFR 1234 in the Federal Register 82 FR 15615 regarding the safety standard adoption for infant bath tubs.

October 2017 Recap

NORTH AMERICA NEWS - On September 28, 2017, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued Guidance Documents, 82 FR 45268, related to certain consumer products that may contain harmful organohalogen flame retardants.

September 2017 Recap

NORTH AMERICA NEWS - On August 24, 2017, a new version of toys safety standard, ASTM F963-17, was published. Later on September 1, 2017, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) was notified by ASTM of the updated standard publication.

August 2017 Recap

NORTH AMERICA NEWS - On July 11, 2017, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a Direct Final Rule in Federal Register, 82 FR 31922. The Direct Final Rule amends final rule 40 CFR 770 Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products to enhance regulatory flexibility and smooth the supply chain transition to compliance with the rule.

July 2017 Recap

NORTH AMERICA NEWS - On June 30, 2017, the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) issued notice of intent to add the following chemicals to the Proposition 65 list of chemicals known to the state to cause cancer.

June 2017 Recap

NORTH AMERICA NEWS - On May 19, 2017, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued proposed rule 16 CFR 1237 in Federal Register 82 FR 22925 regarding the safety standard adoption for Booster Seats.

May 2017 Recap

NORTH AMERICA NEWS - On March 31, 2017, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued an Enforcement Discretion Letter in relation to the recently adopted ASTM F963-16 standard. The letter exempts projectiles with energies less than or equal to 0.08 J from the 2500 J/m2 Kinetic Energy Density (KED) testing requirements.

April 2017 Recap

NORTH AMERICA NEWS - On March 30, 2017, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued Final Rule 16 CFR 1234 in the Federal Register 82 FR 15615 regarding safety standard adoption for infant bath tubs.

March 2017 Recap

NORTH AMERICA NEWS - On March 7, 2017, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a final rule in Federal Register, 82 FR 12716. The final rule removes the Code of Federal Regulations, 16 CFR 1240 Safety Standard for Magnet Sets.

February 2017 Recap

NORTH AMERICA NEWS - On January 30, 2017, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued the Final Rule (16 CFR 1112 and 16 CFR 1228) in the Federal Register, 82 FR 8671, regarding safety standard adoption for infant sling carriers....

January 2017 Recap

NORTH AMERICA NEWS - In July 2016, an unofficial prepublication of the final rule for Composite Wood Products was issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)...

December 2016 Recap

NORTH AMERICA NEWS - On November 17, 2016, the CPSC reiterated their commitment to work alongside CBP to stop shipments of dangerous toys and issued a new report indicating that there were an estimated 185,500 toy-related, emergency department-treated injuries and 11 deaths in 2015 to children younger than 15 years old.

November 2016 Recap

NORTH AMERICA NEWS - On September 9, 2016, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published technical report: Exposure Assessment: Potential for the Presence of Phthalates in Specified Materials at Concentrations Above 0.1 Percent. The assessment was conducted by the ...

October 2016 Recap

NORTH AMERICA NEWS - On September 29, 2016, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (16 CFR 1112 and 16 CFR 1235) on Federal Register, 81 FR 66881, regarding safety standard adoption for baby changing products.

September 2016 Recap

NORTH AMERICA NEWS - After receiving a petition, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a notice on September 1, 2016 in the Federal Register to request comments on amending the Statement of Interpretation and Enforcement Policy regarding the labeling of household products containing methylene chloride.

August 2016 Recap

NORTH AMERICA NEWS - On August 17, 2016, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a proposed rulemaking: Prohibition of Children’s Toys and Child Care Articles Containing Specified Phthalates: Determinations Regarding Certain Plastics.

July 2016 Recap

NORTH AMERICA NEWS - On June 22, 2016, the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform bill H.R. 2576 was signed by President Obama and entered into force.

June 2016 Recap

NORTH AMERICA NEWS - The reform bill H.R. 2576 TSCA Modernization Act of 2015, amending the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 (TSCA), was passed in the House of Representatives on May 24, 2016 and subsequently passed by unanimous decision in the U.S. Senate on June 7, 2016.

May 2016 Recap

NORTH AMERICA NEWS - US State Minnesota Proposes Bills to Amend Minnesota Statutes Concerning Priority Chemicals Reporting Rules and Their Prohibition

April 2016 Recap

NORTH AMERICA NEWS - On April 1, 2016, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) issued a notice, Notice of Emergency Action To Amend Section 25603.3 Title 27, California Code of Regulations Warnings for Exposures to Bisphenol A from Canned or Bottled Foods and Beverages.

March 2016 Recap

NORTH AMERICA NEWS - On February 10, 2016, the US Senate proposed the Lithium Battery Safety Act (Senate Bill 2528), which repeals Section 828 of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Modernization and Reform Act of 2012.

February 2016 Recap

USA FEDERAL NEWS - In January 2016, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) launched the 'Regulatory Robot', a new online tool that will support small businesses involved in the manufacturing of consumer products. Businesses are advised to use the...

December 2015 Recap

USA FEDERAL NEWS - The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) amends the rules under Fair Packaging and Labelling Act (FPLA) In February 2015 the FTC requested comments on proposed changes to the FPLA and, after reviewing the comments, the following changes were...
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