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August Update to EPA Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood Products

On August 8th, EPA announced a direct final rule allowing manufacturers of TSCA Title VI compliant composite wood products to begin labeling products as compliant starting on August 25, 2017.  The rule provides flexibility to manufacturers of composite wood panels, and products utilizing these panels, to begin following the labeling guidelines of TSCA Title VI voluntarily before the December 12, 2017 compliance date, if they are in compliance with the regulation. As a reminder, a separate amendment, that would have extended compliance dates by 90 days, was withdrawn on July 6, 2017. [...]

Proposed Revision to Proposition 65 Labeling Requirements

A major revision of the product labeling requirements for California’s Proposition 65 is expected to be final at the end of 2016. The regulation requires businesses to provide “clear and reasonable” warnings when they “expose” Californians to listed chemicals identified by the state to cause of cancer or reproductive harm (currently, over 800 chemicals are on the list). The state agency that administers Proposition 65 has proposed significant changes to the regulations that include more detail regarding “clear and reasonable” warnings. [...]

UL Announces GREENGUARD Gold Certification for RH Baby & Child Furniture

Northbrook, IL November 3, 2014 – UL (Underwriters Laboratories), a global safety science leader, today announced that RH Baby & Child household children’s furniture products have received GREENGUARD Gold Certification. Now offering the largest selection of GREENGUARD Gold Certified household children’s furniture, including cribs, dressers, beds and side tables, RH Baby & Child provides parents with more choices when selecting low-emitting products. GREENGUARD Gold Certified products aid in the creation of healthier indoor environments, and release fewer pollutants that can contribute to health issues including asthma and other respiratory issues. [...]