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  • On April 20, 2024, the mandatory toy standard ASTM F963-23 in the United States came into effect!

    On April 20, 2024, the mandatory toy standard ASTM F963-23 in the United States came into effect!

    On January 18, 2024, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in the United States approved ASTM F963-23 as a mandatory toy standard under the 16 CFR 1250 Toy Safety Regulations, effective April 20, 2024. The main updates of ASTM F963-23 are as follows: 1. Heavy met...
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  • GCC Standard Version Update for Gulf Seven Countries

    GCC Standard Version Update for Gulf Seven Countries

    Recently, the following standard versions of GCC in the seven Gulf countries have been updated, and corresponding certificates within their validity period need to be updated before the mandatory enforcement period begins to avoid export risks. GCC Standard Update Check...
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  • Indonesia releases three updated SDPPI certification standards

    Indonesia releases three updated SDPPI certification standards

    At the end of March 2024, Indonesia's SDPPI issued several new regulations that will bring changes to the certification standards of SDPPI. Please review the summary of each new regulation below. 1.PERMEN KOMINFO NO 3 TAHUN 2024 This regulation is the basic specification...
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  • Indonesia requires local testing of mobile phones and tablets

    Indonesia requires local testing of mobile phones and tablets

    The Directorate General of Communications and Information Resources and Equipment (SDPPI) previously shared a specific absorption ratio (SAR) testing schedule in August 2023. On March 7, 2024, the Indonesian Ministry of Communications and Information issued Kepmen KOMINF...
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  • California added restrictions on PFAS and bisphenol substances

    California added restrictions on PFAS and bisphenol substances

    Recently, California issued Senate Bill SB 1266, amending certain requirements for product safety in the California Health and Safety Act (Sections 108940, 108941 and 108942). This update prohibits two types of children's products containing bisphenol, perfluorocarbons, ...
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  • The EU will tighten the limit of HBCDD

    The EU will tighten the limit of HBCDD

    On March 21, 2024, the European Commission passed the revised draft of POPs Regulation (EU) 2019/1021 on hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD), which determined to tighten the unintentional trace pollutant (UTC) limit of HBCDD from 100mg/kg to 75mg/kg. The next step is for the ...
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  • Update of Japanese Battery PSE Certification Standards

    Update of Japanese Battery PSE Certification Standards

    The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) of Japan issued a notice on December 28, 2022, announcing the Interpretation of the Ministry's Order on the Development of Technical Standards for Electrical Supplies (Industry and Commerce Bureau No. 3, 20130605). &nbs...
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  • BIS updated Guidelines of Parallel Testing on 9 Jan 2024!

    BIS updated Guidelines of Parallel Testing on 9 Jan 2024!

    On December 19, 2022, BIS released parallel testing guidelines as a six-month mobile phone pilot project. Subsequently, due to the low influx of applications, the pilot project was further expanded, adding two product categories: (a) wireless earphones and earphones, and...
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  • PFHxA will be included in REACH regulatory control

    PFHxA will be included in REACH regulatory control

    On February 29, 2024, the European Committee on Registration, Evaluation, Licensing and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) voted to approve a proposal to restrict perfluorohexanoic acid (PFHxA), its salts, and related substances in Appendix XVII of the REACH regulation. 1....
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  • New EU standard for household appliance safety has been officially published

    New EU standard for household appliance safety has been officially published

    The new EU home appliance safety standard EN IEC 60335-1:2023 was officially published on December 22, 2023, with the DOP release date being November 22, 2024. This standard covers the technical requirements for many of the latest home appliance products. Since the rele...
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  • US button battery UL4200 standard mandatory on March 19th

    US button battery UL4200 standard mandatory on March 19th

    In February 2023, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a proposed rulemaking notice to regulate the safety of consumer goods containing button/coin batteries. It specifies the scope, performance, labeling, and warning language of the product. In September...
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  • UK PSTI Act will be enforced

    UK PSTI Act will be enforced

    According to the Product Safety and Telecommunications Infrastructure Act 2023 (PSTI) issued by the UK on April 29, 2023, the UK will begin enforcing network security requirements for connected consumer devices from April 29, 2024, applicable to England, Scotland, Wales,...
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