21 Mar 2019

Anchorage, Alaska unanimously approves flame retardant ban Locked

North America, United States, US states
19 Mar 2019

Children's cosmetics asbestos warning bill under consideration in US House Locked

Bill comes amid heightened Congressional scrutiny of the mineral in products

North America, United States
7 Mar 2019

US firm Claire’s removes products after FDA asbestos investigation

Company disputes agency’s test results; FDA issues call to action

North America, United States
7 Mar 2019

EU ministers push Commission to speed up EDC strategy Locked

Toys, cosmetics and food contact materials need to be tackled

Denmark, Europe, France, Netherlands
7 Mar 2019

Oregon begins rulemaking for phasing out chemicals of concern Locked

Implementation underway for 'Phase 3' of Toxic-Free Kids Program

North America, United States, US states
28 Feb 2019

EU flame retardants threshold still too high, say NGOs

New limits a 'permission slip' to contaminate toys

Europe
28 Feb 2019

Toy industry presses for harmonisation in Vermont reporting rule Locked

Proposed amendments spark disagreement on reporting frequency, scientific criteria

North America, United States, US states
25 Feb 2019

Nordic inspections find phthalate, SCCPs in give-away items Locked

Hazardous chemicals detected in electronic products and toys

Denmark, Europe, Norway, Sweden
15 Feb 2019

Denmark opens bids for projects on chemicals in consumer goods Locked

Denmark, Europe
14 Feb 2019

French industry commits to eliminate hazardous chemicals from nappies Locked

Three-month deadline; requirement to improve consumer information

Europe, France
13 Feb 2019

France notifies EU Commission of proposed rubber FCM changes Locked

Europe, France
12 Feb 2019

California SCP programme confirms flame retardant phase-out

Children's sleep products 'appear to be in compliance', testing shows

North America, United States
31 Jan 2019

Vermont considering changes to children's products rule Locked

State looks to expand reportable substances list, modify reporting frequency

North America, United States
24 Jan 2019

Canada considers restricting flame retardants in tents, toys Locked

Canada, North America
24 Jan 2019

French agency finds unsafe levels of chemicals in babies' nappies Locked

Anses results inconsistent with other tests

Europe, France
24 Jan 2019

UN project addresses chemicals in products, lead in paint

Plan to set up initiatives in more than 70 countries

Global
17 Jan 2019

EU consults on revised limits on formaldehyde, aluminium in toys Locked

Europe
15 Jan 2019

Massachusetts governor 'pocket vetoes' flame retardant ban Locked

Bill supporters vow to continue fight in 2019

North America, United States
4 Jan 2019

Massachusetts legislature passes flame retardant ban Locked

Governor's signature would bar 11 substances from certain products

North America, United States
20 Dec 2018

Consumer bodies pressure Commission for stronger action on ‘slime’

Illegal levels of boron content found in toys sold in several EU countries

Europe
20 Dec 2018

US Senator urges FDA to investigate J&J asbestos allegations Locked

Reuters says company has known about talc products for decades

North America, United States
20 Dec 2018

US EPA seeks lead reductions in cosmetics, consumer products Locked

Agency releases 'federal action plan' for minimising childhood exposures

North America, United States
20 Dec 2018

Toys contain more ‘banned chemicals’ than other product types Locked

Findings from NGO analysis of 2018 EU Rapex notifications

Europe
20 Dec 2018

Canada report shows 'significant progress' in limiting BPA infant exposure

Canada, North America
19 Dec 2018

Walmart, Target sued for lead in children’s products Locked

New York attorney general's litigation also targets importer LaRose

North America, United States
13 Dec 2018

UK study finds high levels of boron in toy 'slime' products Locked

Europe, UK
29 Nov 2018

EU Council backs lower POPs limit on decaBDE flame retardants Locked

Concentration threshold still significantly above NGOs' goal

Europe
29 Nov 2018

Washington state considers flame retardant restrictions among policy options Locked

November meeting focuses on building insulation, furniture and children's products

North America, United States
29 Nov 2018

NGOs urge stricter controls on brominated dioxins Locked

Global study finds persistent organic pollutant in toys

Europe, Global
22 Nov 2018

US NGO raises concerns over lead and boron in toys Locked

Blood levels of about 500,000 toddlers above five micrograms per deciliter

North America, United States