USA: California Proposition 65 Maximum Allowable Dose Level for BPA finalised
On 17 June 2016, the California’s Office of Environmental Health Assessment (OEHHA) adopted a Maximum Allowable Dose Level (MADL) of 3 micrograms/day, for bisphenol A (BPA) from dermal exposure from solid materials.
USA: CPSC revises the safety standard for carriages and strollers
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) publishes direct final rule 16 CFR 1227 updating the safety standard for carriages and strollers from ASTM F833-13b to the latest version ASTM F833-15.
EU: REACH Candidate List now increases to 169 SVHCs
On 20 June 2016, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) published the 15th update of the REACH Candidate List. One new Substance of Very High Concern (SVHC) was added, increasing the Candidate List to 169.
Taiwan: BSMI published test results of baby clothing
Textiles and apparel available in the Taiwan market should comply with a mandatory inspection regime based on CNS 15290, safety of textiles (general requirements). This regulates infant’s garments and clothing accessories, underwear, towels and bedding.
Ukraine: Regulation on low voltage electrical equipment comes into force
On 16 December 2015, the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers approved Resolution No. 1067, 2015 on technical requirements for low voltage electrical equipment. The Resolution establishes conformity assessment, marking and technical documentation requirements.