SLCP- The Social and Labor Convergence Program
The Social and Labor Convergence Program (SLCP) is a non-profit initiative established to reduce the number of social audits in facilities and provide credible social and labor data.
October 24, 2023
Crib Bumpers and Infant Inclined Sleepers Will Now Be Banned in USA
Two dangerous infant sleep products - crib bumpers and inclined sleepers are banned, which are unsafe for infants' sleep and have been linked with reported deaths.
October 18, 2023
Australia Publishes New Requirements for Toys
The Australian requirements for toys intended for children under three years of age have been amended with more stringent requirements for small parts to stop release during play or reasonable wear and tear.
September 22, 2023
CE Marking Requirements for Amazon Sellers-A Complete Guide
Amazon requires that all products sold by its third-party sellers comply with product safety standards and labeling requirements in each respective marketplace. As such, products that require CE marking in the European Union must therefore be CE marked in order to be sold on Amazon’s European marketplaces.
August 22, 2023
Amazon Electronics Requirements for Sellers-Guide
Electronics sellers on Amazon must ensure compliance with a range of product regulations and safety standards. In this guide, we cover the basics of Amazon requirements concerning electronics standards, labeling requirements, testing, and packaging.
August 18, 2023
EU Publishes New Regulation on Batteries and Waste Batteries
The EU adopted a new regulation that strengthens sustainability rules for batteries and waste batteries on 10 July 2023. The regulation will regulate the entire life cycle of batteries – from production to reuse and recycling – and ensure that they are safe, sustainable and competitive.
August 14, 2023
Revision to EU Carry Cot and Stand Safety Standard EN1466 Published
A revised version of safety standard EN1466 for carry cots and stands is now available in the library of CEN for European standardization bodies. It should be published by all the member states by December 2023.
August 3, 2023
European Commission Proposes New Regulation on Energy Labelling of Phones and Tablets
The European Commission publishes new rules to make phones and tablets more durable, energy efficient and easier to repair, enabling sustainable choices by consumers on 16 June 2023.
July 19, 2023
Quality Control in Ethiopia – Factory Audit, Inspection and Testing
Ethiopia should be a destination on every sourcing team's list for review as an apparel, textiles, and leather footwear supplier. Testcoo is s a global quality control inspection company with over eight years of experience working with our clients to ensure the safety of the supply chain.
July 14, 2023