Consumer Products Insight Bulletins

As part of our commitment to support and add value to our customers, Intertek regularly publishes and distributes important information about the consumer products industry in the form of our Insight (formerly known as Sparkle) technical bulletins. Insight provides updates on quality and safety requirements of consumer products for each and every country across the globe. Each Insight includes a detailed synopsis on continually changing standards and how they affect your business, to supply you with the knowledge and potential solutions to stay competitive in today's global marketplace.

 

Results of China Market Textile and Footwear Spot Checks in December 2017
Vol. 1007 | 10 January 2018

Results of China Market Textile and Footwear Spot Checks in December 2017

In December, the Beijing OTS and Inner Mongolia AIC announced the results of the special product quality supervision for children’s wear. This spot check was conducted according to GB 18401-2010 “National general safety technical code for textile products,” GB 31701-2015 “Safety Technical Code for Infants and More…

U.S. – CPSC Approves 16 CFR 1232 Safety Standard for Children’s Folding Chairs and Stools
Vol. 1006 | 03 January 2018

U.S. – CPSC Approves 16 CFR 1232 Safety Standard for Children’s Folding Chairs and Stools

As part of the rulemaking process required by Section 104(b) of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has approved a new federal regulation: 16 CFR 1232 Safety Standard for Children’s Folding Chairs and Stools. More…

China – Updated Textile and Footwear Standard List 2017
Vol. 1005 | 03 January 2018

China – Updated Textile and Footwear Standard List 2017

The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People’s Republic of China recently released announcement No. 48 of 2017, which published the updates to various standards. The update includes some important product standards for apparel updated such as FZ/T 73012-2017 “Brassiere,” FZ/T 73028-2017 More…

Australia – Consumer Goods (Swimming and Flotation Aids) Safety Standard 2017 Published
Vol. 1004 | 03 January 2018

Australia – Consumer Goods (Swimming and Flotation Aids) Safety Standard 2017 Published

The Commonwealth of Australia has published Consumer Goods (Swimming and Flotation Aids) Safety Standard 2017. From 20 Dec 2019, flotation aids shall comply with the standard. A flotation aid is defined as an article: More…