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Jun 2022

Effective from 1 January 2024, Colorado will prohibit the sale and distribution of carpets and rugs, fabric treatments, food packaging, juvenile products, and oil and gas products containing intentionally added PFAS. This prohibition will also apply to cosmetics, indoor textile furnishings and indoor upholstered furniture effective from 1 January 2025, as well as to outdoor textile furnishings and outdoor upholstered furniture effective from 1 January 2027.

Jun 2022

Earlier this month, the EU General Court dismissed an action brought by mainland Chinese ceramic producer, Guangxi Xin Fu Yuan (“GXFY”), against Commission Implementing Regulation 2019/2131 (Case T-144/20). This regulation disapplied individual anti-dumping duty rates applicable to imports into the European Union of ceramic tableware and kitchenware and imposed the residual rate on exporting producers of these products that were deemed to be channelling.

Jun 2022

This page lists the contact information of Hong Kong trade associations related to household products.

May 2022

The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public input by 11 July on a proposal to update the comparability range information on EnergyGuide labels for televisions, refrigerators and freezers, dishwashers, water heaters, room air conditioners (ranges only), clothes washers, furnaces and pool heaters.

May 2022

The State Administration for Market Regulation recently announced plans to improve the quality of products “through quality-related technical assistance”. Key tasks include resolving quality and safety problems related to consumer goods such as toys, stationery and children’s furniture, as well as hazardous chemicals and industrial goods such as electric wire and cables.

May 2022

The Senate on 4 May passed legislation that had been approved by the House in June 2021 designating crib bumpers as a banned hazardous product under section 8 of the Consumer Product Safety Act. The legislation will now be forwarded to President Biden for enactment.

May 2022

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is reclassifying certain costume belts and certain adjustable bed bases effective with respect to goods entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after 26 June.

Apr 2022

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced various rulemaking actions involving walk-in coolers and freezers, commercial packaged boilers, refrigerated bottled or canned beverage vending machines, commercial warm air furnaces and small electric motors.

Apr 2022

A public consultation ending on 30 June 2022 has been announced by the European Commission, as part of its review of the ecodesign and energy labelling rules pertaining to vacuum cleaners. The Commission wishes to assess whether it is time to include battery-operated and robot vacuum cleaners within the scope of those rules, as well as lay down requirements for materials and the lifetime of vacuum cleaners.

Apr 2022

Canadian authorities are proposing to amend the Energy Efficiency Regulations 2016 to establish more stringent energy efficiency standards as well as updated energy test procedures for five major household appliances: refrigerators and refrigerator-freezers, freezers, dishwashers, clothes washers and clothes dryers.

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