SafeGuardS is our technical bulletin highlighting new product standards, regulations and test methods, written by SGS experts.
The complete library of technical bulletins is available here. You can search for specific topics or filter by market segment or region.
Subscribers receive weekly email alerts on new SafeGuardS. They also receive our Product Recalls publication twice per month, compiling consumer product recalls notified in the EU, US and Australia.
China Releases an updated Product Standard FZ/T 73025-2019 <Knitted Garments and Accessories for Infants>
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 Softlines
The Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology announced the updated Industry Standard FZ/T 73025-2019 (Knitted Garments and Accessories for Infants), which became effective on July 1, 2020.
Maine, USA, Designates PFOS Chemicals for Reporting in Children’s Products
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 Food, Toys and Juvenile Products, Softlines, Electrical and Electronics, Hardgoods, Electrical Medical Devices, Cosmetics, Personal Care and Household
The US state of Maine has added PFOS and its salts for reporting in certain children’s products. The new rule became effective on July 28, 2020.
EU Market Surveillance on Textile and Footwear Products
Tuesday, July 28, 2020 Softlines
The implementation of EU Regulation on Market Surveillance and Compliance of Products (Regulation (EU) 2019/1020) is aimed to prevent any non-compliant products from being placed on the EU market and sold to EU consumers.
EU Proposes to Revise CLP Regulation on Substances and Mixtures
Tuesday, July 28, 2020 Toys and Juvenile Products, Hardgoods, Cosmetics, Personal Care and Household
The EU has informed the WTO of its intention to revise the CLP Regulation. Substances and mixtures are required to be classified, labeled and packaged 18 months after the date of entry into force of the amendment.
European RAPEX 2019 Annual Report: Focus on Children’s Safety
Friday, July 24, 2020 Hardgoods, Softlines, Electrical and Electronics, Electrical Medical Devices, Cosmetics, Personal Care and Household
RAPEX notifications have been stable since 2012. In 2019, the total number of notifications was 2,243. There was also an increase in the number of EU Member State follow-up actions: 4,477.
Oregon, USA, Issues NPR for Phasing Out Hazardous Chemicals in Certain Children’s Products
Friday, July 24, 2020 Toys and Juvenile Products, Softlines, Cosmetics, Personal Care and Household
The US state of Oregon has issued a proposal for eliminating High Priority Chemicals of Concern for Children’s Health (HPCCCHs) in three categories of children’s products. Comments will be accepted until July 23, 2020.