Chemical substances: Toys are to provide safe pleasure
On 12 November, the Danish Association of Toy Manufacturers and the Danish EPA held a workshop entitled “Toys and Safety” in Copenhagen. This was a joint initiative by the six-month old association and the Danish EPA. The aim of the workshop was to provide producers, purchasers, the retail trade and other interested parties with information about the regulations in force concerning chemical substances in toys. Purchasers and the retail trade must know the current regulations concerning what chemical substances toys may contain and release so that they can impose appropriate requirements on their suppliers and producers, which are often located in the Far East. Improved knowledge and enhanced internal control and strengthened dialogue between the authorities and the toys industry concerning the constituents of toys will make playing an even safer enjoyment for children.
The workshop was very well attended with participants from industry, the authorities and consumer organizations, who received information on current and forthcoming regulations about the content and release of chemical substances in toys, as well as concerning the industry’s obligations with respect to the collection, recycling and utilization of used toys containing electronic parts.
Further information: Shima Dobel, Danish EPA. Phone: +45 3266 8924. E-mail: email@example.com or Annette Orloff, Danish EPA. Phone: +45 3266 0286. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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