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AATCC Launches New Test Method to Measure Fibre Shedding
Sep 15, 2021 Softlines
The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) launched TM212-2021, a new method to test fiber shedding during home laundering which aims to tackle the amount of water pollution caused by microfibres and microplastics.
UK Extends CE Mark Acceptance Period Until January 1, 2023
Sep 15, 2021 Hardgoods, Softlines, Electrical and Electronics, Automotive, Electrical Medical Devices, Personal and Protective Equipment
Following industry pressure, the UK Government has announced an extension to the period CE marking will be accepted in Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales).
China Releases a Measure of Supervision and Administration for Cosmetic Manufacturing and Operations
Sep 09, 2021 Cosmetics, Personal Care and Household
China has released a Measure of Supervision and Administration for Cosmetic Manufacturing and Operations as a supplement to the Cosmetics Supervision and Administration Regulation for the cosmetics industry.
U.S. FTC Retains Care Labelling Requirement for Apparel
Sep 07, 2021 Softlines
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) voted in an open Commission meeting on July 2021 to retain its longstanding Care Labelling Rule for apparel and certain textile piece goods. This decision came after the Commission sought comment in July 2020 on a proposal to repeal.
U.S. California DTSC Adopts Carpets and Rugs that contain PFAS as Priority Product
Sep 07, 2021 Softlines
The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) adopted carpets and rugs containing perfluoroalkyl or polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) as a Priority Product effective July 1, 2021, under the state’s Safer Consumer Products (SCP) Program.
EU Restricts the Use of Tetrahydropyranyloxy Phenol and Dihydroxyacetone in Cosmetics
Sep 01, 2021 Cosmetics, Personal Care and Household
European Regulation (EU) 2021/1099, released on July 5, 2021, amends the requirements for the use of Tetrahydropyranyloxy Phenol (CAS No. 53936-56-4) and Dihydroxyacetone (96-26-4) in cosmetic products.
Peru Consults Over Proposal to Ban BPA in Food Contact Varnishes and Coatings for Young Children
Aug 31, 2021 Toys and Juvenile Products, Hardgoods
Peru has launched a 90-day public consultation on a proposal to ban BPA in varnishes and coatings that are used in food contact materials and articles for infants and young children. Comments are accepted until September 2, 2021.
Santa Rosa, USA, Bans PFAS in Food Ware and Food Ware Accessories in Food Facilities
Aug 31, 2021 Hardgoods
California’s City of Santa Rosa has become the latest jurisdiction to regulate PFAS in food contact materials and articles in food facilities. The new law will become effective on January 1, 2022.