US: American Society for Testing and Materials has withdrawn ASTM F834-84(2008)
ASTM 834-84(2008), Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Chests, was withdrawn and replaced by Specification ASTM F963-16, which covers requirements and contains test methods for toys intended for use by children under 14 years of age.
Italy: Propose to amend requirements for surface coating intended for contact with food
The amendment only concerns the section on surface coating. The final date for EC and other EU Member States to comment on the draft is 23 December 2016 and the proposed date of adoption as law is not specified in the notification.
EU: New issue of interpretations related to European Standards in the EN 60335 series
The EN 60335 series of standards for electrical household equipment is used to evaluate and prove conformity with the essential health and safety requirements of the European Low Voltage directive for these products.
Mexico: Domestic Cooking Appliances Standard NMX-J-521/2-9-ANCE-2016
This standard specifies safety requirements for portable electric household appliances with cooking function and those with similar purposes including baking, broiling and roasting, with a rated voltage not exceeding 250 V.