Regulatory Information

Key regulations and how they are managed within WERCSmart

Tips for expediting product registration
In this article we are going to review the most common issues we see that can be avoided to help ensure a timely product registration in UL’s WERCSmart®.  ...
Wed, 18 May, 2022 at 3:51 PM
It is time to register Holiday Kits!
Believe it or not, it is already time to start registering your Holiday Product Kits or Groups to make certain your products are ready for retailers! Not...
Wed, 25 May, 2022 at 2:50 PM
Montreal (Quebec Canada) - pesticide ban
By-Law 21-041 (Concerning Pesticide Sale and Use) was adopted by the Montreal City Council on September 27, 2021 and became effective on January 1, 2022. As...
Thu, 17 Feb, 2022 at 2:52 PM
Canada publishes VOC regulations for certain products
Under the new Volatile Organic Compound Concentration Limits for Certain Products Regulations, a VOC is defined as “a volatile organic compound that partici...
Wed, 23 Feb, 2022 at 10:07 AM
California Cosmetic Fragrance and Flavor - January 1, 2022
WERCSmart registrations that are within scope of the California Safe Cosmetics Product Program (CSCP) will receive a classification indicating whether the f...
Thu, 16 Dec, 2021 at 12:28 PM
Lithium battery - related air transport regulatory update
From a cell phone to a vaccine cooling device, lithium batteries and lithium battery containing products are everywhere in our daily life. The transport of ...
Wed, 17 Nov, 2021 at 1:16 PM
State regulations - chemicals in consumer products
Overview In the U.S., the regulation of chemicals in consumer products at the state level is not harmonized, a patchwork approach that is challenging to al...
Fri, 20 Aug, 2021 at 4:14 PM
FIFRA and WERCSmart – Partnering with retailers and suppliers to help confirm compliance
The last year has brought several new challenges in the pesticide and disinfectant space – while the EPA has not changed their views on these products, they...
Thu, 12 Aug, 2021 at 3:05 PM
Proposed TSCA PFAS rule would impact retail sector
Chemical control laws and regulations are increasingly targeting chemicals in articles.  As a result, retailers and suppliers need to understand ho...
Fri, 6 Aug, 2021 at 11:07 AM
Volatile Organic Compounds - Alternative Control Plan
An Alternative Control Plan can be used to comply with VOC standards for aerosol coating and consumer products outlined in Title 17, California Code of Regu...
Fri, 5 Nov, 2021 at 8:56 AM

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