RAPEX has released details of further products in Europe which have tested positive for hazardous chemicals. See below for more information:
Toys in Slovakia
Excessive levels of phthalates, DEHP and DBP, were found in plastic interwoven strings used for children’s craft making in Slovakia. The REACH regulation states that phthalates are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles and therefore the sale of these products was banned and a warning issued to consumers of their risk.
Toys in Romania
A batch of plastic toy ducks are in breach of REACH regulations for containing 0.85% by weight of dibutyl phthalate, above the 0.1% approved limit. These products, which were manufactured in China, have been withdrawn from the market by order of the authorities.
In addition to this, two different styles of baby dolls have tested positive for excessive levels of phthalates. According to REACH regulation, the phthalates found are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles and so the dolls were ordered to be removed from the market.
Toys in France
A batch of children’s key rings has been recalled as the product poses a chemical risk due to the high levels of phthalates found. The key rings are in violation of REACH regulations which prohibits the use of phthalates in toys and childcare articles.
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