CA PROPOSITION 65 TO REQUIRE BPA WARNINGS
Effective May 11, 2016, warnings are required for exposures to BPA unless the person causing the exposure can show that an exposure 1,000 times the level in question has no observable effect. Many canned and bottled food and beverages sold throughout California are likely to require warning. The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) is the California state entity responsible for the implementation of Proposition 65, and is proposing to promulgate an emergency regulation to allow temporary use of a standard point-of-sale warning message for BPA exposures from canned and bottled foods and beverages. For more details visit OEHHA
ASTM F08 SPORTS EQUIPMENT GROUP MEETING THIS WEEK IN TEXAS
ASTM F08 task group members and participants are meeting this week in San Antonio, TX discussing standards and safety development issues related to products such as protective eye-wear, bicycles, headgear, motorcycle helmets, turf surfaces, sports flooring and more. ACT Lab presented details on a new draft standard relative to testing helmet mounted accessories, such as cameras and lights.
Details and schedule: http://www.astm.org/MEETINGS/
Bicycles and accessories of all types by China domestic manufactures and international brands will be on display.Attendees are invited to visit ACT Lab in Hall 4.2, booth F0521 located near the fashion show display. For more information about meeting ACT Lab at the show please email us at info@act-lab.com.
CPSC REGULATORY ROBOT SERVES AS COMPLIANCE TEST PLAN RESOURCE
Wondering which federal requirements apply to your products? The CSPC Regulatory Robot can help identify important product safety requirements. This tool was developed and implemented by the CPSC to assist small business in navigating through legislation and product requirements, and identify appropriate product testing guidelines. Manufacturers are encouraged to use this online tool to help their companies move forward with design and manufacturing process.
c939e0d5-189f-4433-ad97-b834d28bdf21GEARING UP FOR HOPE LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE AIMED AT SUPPORTING PROGRAMS
Gearing Up for Hope’s mission is to establish cycling communities around the world to promote human-powered transportation.  The goal is to get bicycles into the hands of people in developing communities, to give them the opportunity to reach medical aid, education, and work that they would not be able to reach otherwise. As a secondary effort, Gearing Up for Hope educates communities in the areas of maintenance and repair with the intent to build a fully developed and self-sustaining cycling community. Visit http://www.gearingupforhope.com/ to learn more about what they do and how you can help.
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