UL Releases Second Annual Global Product Mindset Study
Underwriters Laboratories, a world leader in advancing safety, announced today the 2012 findings of its annual global study, The Product Mindset, which examines manufacturer and consumer perceptions about how products are made, sold, bought and consumed.. Read more about this in our newsletter . . .
Russia - Labeling Newly Launched Products The Russian Government adopted a decree regulating the labelling of newly launched products.These products will have to bear a “product released to the market for the first time” mark for a period of one year running from production start-up. . Read more about this in our newsletter . . .
New Medical Devices Regulations: Scrutinicing the Scrutiny Procedure
Telegraph newspaper and the British Medical Journal conducted an investigation into European medical devices regulators and uncovered some unscrupulous practices. The investigators reported that regulators in certain countries consider the licensing process to be a pure "money-making business" . . . Read more about this in our newsletter . . .
India - All Imported Cosmetics to be Regulated for Safety
Safety of all your favourite imported cosmetics, ranging from skin lighteners to hair care products, will now be ensured, with the government ready to make their registration compulsory in India. Read more about this in our newsletter . . . OECD Launches Global On-Line Recall Portal The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has launched a global online recall portal that gives consumers, businesses and governments quick and easy access to the latest information on products recalled from the market in Australia, Canada, Europe, and the United States. . Read more about this in our newsletter . . .
U.S. - New Safety Test Requirements for Children's Products Become Effective in February 2013
Manufacturers and importers of children's products, including toys, apparel, sporting goods and jewelry, will soon be subject to yet another safety-testing regulation addressing several vital issues related to such testing: the frequency of testing, the selection of samples for testing and recordkeeping. Read more about this in our newsletter . . .
Belarus Customs Union Agreements on Product Safety, Quality in Development
Agreements are being prepared to regulate the safety of products and the responsibility for the product quality in the Customs Union, Mr Valery Gurevich, Director of the Belarusian State Standardization and Certification Institute, told a press conference. Read more about this in our newsletter . . .
EU - Ambitious Reform of the Medical Devices Regulatory Framework
The medical devices sector covers a wide range of products, from simple bandages to highly sophisticated devices such as pacemakers, as well as contact lenses, prostheses, medical equipment for hospital use, etc. This sector is extremely innovative, especially in Europe, and generates around EUR 95 billion annually (Eucomed figures for the EU, Norway and Switzerland). Read more about this in our newsletter . . .
Switzerland - Longer Warranty Periods Required by Sellers Starting January 1, 2013
From 1 January 2013, a change to Swiss law means longer seller warranty periods apply. Unless otherwise agreed, sellers have to warrant the absence of defects in sold products during a period of two years (previously: one year). Due to transition rules, warranty periods already running on 1 January 2013 may be extended for even longer.. Read more about this in our newsletter . . .