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Hazardous Chemicals in Toys: Member States Urge Quick EU Action

The ministers of eleven member states of the EU (Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, Hungary, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden) are urging stricter threshold values for hazardous chemicals in toys. In a joint letter to Elżbieta Bieńkowska, the Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship, and SMEs, the ministers … Continue reading

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EU Safety Gate Issues Warning About Hazardous Products: Toys Are the Front Runners

Toys continue to be contaminated with hazardous chemicals. According to a current EU report, Safety Gate: just a click to keep away from dangerous products, toys are one of the top three product categories most frequently reported to the early … Continue reading

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More Rigorous Safety Standards for Toys in the United States and Europe

ASTM International , an U.S. standards organization, wants to revise its specification for toy safety (ASTM F963) and will soon submit its draft to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) for final review. If the CPSC has no objections, … Continue reading

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Controversy on Toxic Substances in Toys

Many stores in the United States still sell toys that are loaded with toxic substances. That’s the accusation of a nongovernmental organization, the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (U.S. PIRG). In its report, the group’s management writes that the toys … Continue reading

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