Heavy Metals Product and Material Lab Testing: A Complete Guide

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Third-party heavy metals lab testing is mandatory for a wide range of products in the European Union, United States, Australia, and many other countries. In this guide, we explain what all importers must know about heavy metals testing costs, materials, limitations, risks, and how to handle failed test results. Continue reading Heavy Metals Product and Material Lab Testing: A Complete Guide

Heavy Metals Regulations in the United States: An Overview

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Lead, cadmium, mercury, and other regulated heavy metals can be found in everything from toys to food contact materials. In this guide, we explain what importers and manufacturers must know about heavy metals regulations concerning consumer products in the United States. Continue reading Heavy Metals Regulations in the United States: An Overview

Heavy Metals Regulations in the European Union: An Overview

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Heavy metals can be found in everything from jewelry and watch cases to electronic components and toy paints. While lead, cadmium, mercury, and other heavy metals serve a purpose – these substances are also strictly regulated in the European Union.

Keep reading, and learn what you must know about EU heavy metals regulations, including REACH, RoHS, and much more. Continue reading Heavy Metals Regulations in the European Union: An Overview

ASTM F963-17 Children’s Product Safety Requirements: An Overview

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ASTM F963-17

ASTM F963-17 is a safety standard for toys, covering chemicals and heavy metals, mechanical and physical properties, electrical safety, small parts, and flammability. Ensuring compliance with ASTM F963-17 is mandatory under CPSIA, for a wide range of toys and other children’s products.

In this guide, we explain what importers and brands must know about this standard, including its product scope, requirements, warning labels, lab testing procedures, and more.

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EU RoHS Directive Guide For Importers: An Overview

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The RoHS Directive restricts chemicals and heavy metals in electronic components, solder, and casing materials. Further, the RoHS Directive applies to essentially all electronic and electrical products imported or manufactured in the European Union.

The requirements of the directive go beyond that of substance restrictions. More specifically, it also covers CE marking and other labeling requirements, technical documentation, harmonised standards, and lab testing requirements.

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Wood and Bamboo Product Regulations in the EU: An Overview

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Wooden Products Regulations in the EU

Wood and bamboo products imported and manufactured in the EU are subject to traceability requirements, chemicals and substance restrictions, safety standards, and labeling requirements.

Examples include European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR), the General Product Safety Directive, REACH, and various EN standards. This guide

Are you planning to sell wood or bamboo products in the European Union? In this guide, we cover what importers and Amazon sellers must know about the European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR), the General Product Safety Directive, REACH, and more.

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Wood & Bamboo Product Regulations in the United States: A Complete Guide

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Wood and bamboo products are subject to various regulations, covering standards, permits, testing, and documentation requirements. In this guide, we explain what American importers must know about compliance requirements applicable to wooden handicrafts, furniture, bamboo products, and more.

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Clothing and Textiles Regulations in the United States: A Complete Guide

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Planning to manufacture, import, or sell clothing or other textiles in the United States? In this guide, we explain what you must know about chemical and heavy metals regulations, labeling requirements, lab testing, certification, and much more concerning textiles compliance in the United States. Continue reading Clothing and Textiles Regulations in the United States: A Complete Guide

List of CE Marking Directives and Regulations: An Overview

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The CE mark indicates that a product is compliant with all applicable directives and regulations – which in turn requires the CE mark. Such ‘CE marking directives’ and regulations apply to a wide range of products, including electronics, toys, helmets, sunglasses, and medical devices.

In this guide, we list the directives and regulations for which the CE mark is required. Each directive and regulation also includes a product list and other requirements that EU importers and manufacturers must be aware of.

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