July 2, 2020

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published amendments of the Code of Federal Regulation Title 16 CFR - Part 1225 “Safety standard for hand-held infant carriers” on May 20, 2020. 

The amendments are built upon the new version of standard ASTM F2050-19 “St...

July 1, 2020

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published amendments of the Code of Federal Regulation Title 16 CFR - Part 1228 “Safety standard for sling carriers” on April 20, 2020.

The amendments stemmed from the new version of standard ASTM F2907-19 “Standard Consu...

June 4, 2020

India published an Order on the toys quality control. The document concerns requirements for toys and materials used for their manufacturing, which are intended for children under 14 years old. Such products or materials should comply with the national Indian standards...

May 14, 2020

New updated standard NOM-001-SCFI-2018 applicable to electronic devices was adopted in September 2019. The standard replaces version NOM-001-SCFI-1993 and will become effective on May 15, 2020

This new standard establishes the characteristics and safety requireme...

April 30, 2020

The Government of Hong Kong issued an updated list of standards for toys and children products. According to the Decree (cap 424) manufacturers of the following classes of products must meet the relevant requirements of the applicable safety standards to put the produc...

April 29, 2020

New lists of harmonized standards was published in the Official Journal of the EU on March 25, 2020. 

The lists relate to the three Directives on medical devices: 

  • Council Directive 93/42/EEC of June 14, 1993 concerning medical devices

  • Council Directive 90/...

April 24, 2020

In China, a new category of standard for donated textiles appeared. The new standard GB/T 38418-2019 “General Technical Requirements for Donated Textiles” specifies terms and definitions of donated textiles, product classification, technical requirements, test method,...

March 26, 2020


According to the EAEU regulations, toys must be designed and manufactured in a way that ensures no harm to the life and health of children as well as people looking after them. Thus, manufacturers and importers must strictly follow the rules to be able to sell...

March 9, 2020


Brazil poses uncommon challenges for companies seeking access to the market and promoting the adoption of their products. Due to the high level of bureaucracy, regulatory submissions can take up to two years to go through.

Despite all the efforts, Brazil remain...

March 9, 2020

The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People's Republic of China (MIIT) issued the notice No.61 of 2019 on January 7, 2020. According to this document, the MIIT implements 447 standards in different fields of activities. Among them are 55 standards...

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