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India Extends CRO Compliance Date for Mobile Phones and Self-Ballasted LED Lamps


India Extends CRO Compliance Date for Mobile Phones and Self-Ballasted LED Lamps

India has extended the implementation date for mobile phones and self-ballasted LED lamps to comply with the Compulsory Registration Order (CRO).   This is the second time, due to pressure from industry, these two product […]

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New US Mailing Standards for Lithium Batteries

The US Postal Service is launching new standards for the mailing of lithium batteries, to expand requirements for the mailing of hazardous, restricted, and perishable materials. These revisions will bring the Postal Service in line […]

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Mexico Proposes New Standard on Batteries

The Mexican Secretariat of the Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) recently put forward a draft standard concerning batteries. The proposed standard sets out to establish and define the characteristics of batteries, their electrochemical classification, the maximum permissible levels of heavy metals, […]

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EC updates list of ‘harmonized’ toy safety standards

The European Commission (EC) has updated its list of harmonized standards under The New Toy Safety Directive, 2009/48/EC . The updated list includes: EN 71-7:2014, Safety of toys — Part 7: Finger paints — Requirements […]

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Indonesia amends its requirements for toys

The National Standardization Agency, Indonesia (BSN) has notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of an amendment to its mandatory national standard for toys. Regulation of Minister of Industry No. 55/M-IND/PER/11/2013 concerning Revision of Regulation of […]

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CPSC calls for comments on its proposed magnet safety rule

The United States (US) Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced an opportunity for interested persons to present oral comments on its notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) for a standard to reduce the risk of […]

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ASTM considers revisions to its toy safety standard, ASTM F963

ASTM Subcommittee F15.22 issued a work item to revise its toy safety standard, ASTM F963, regarding microbiological cleanliness. The work item seeks to: more clearly specify which products are subject to microbiological cleanliness testing; provide […]

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China’s SAC notifies the WTO of revisions to its toy safety standards

The Standardization Administration of China (SAC) has notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of proposed revisions to their toy safety standard, GB 6675. With these notifications, SAC proposes to update GB 6675, last revised in […]

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Standards Australia proposes revision to Australia’s children’s nightwear flammability standard

On 17 June 2013, Standards Australia published a draft revision of AS 1249, the mandatory safety standard on children’s nightwear having reduced fire hazard. The standard specifies design, performance, and labeling requirements for four categories […]

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