This news update on NPEs in childrens wear is brought to you by the South China Morning Post

Hazardous chemicals have been found in designer children’s wear by eight upmarket brands, including Louis Vuitton, Versace and Dolce & Gabbana.The findings by Greenpeace will surprise some parents who try to buy nothing but the best for their children and believe the high cost and big names are a guarantee of quality.

Sixteen returned positive results for at least one of three hazardous chemicals: nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs), polyfluorinated compounds (PFCs) and a phthalate plasticiser.

One pair of Louis Vuitton sport shoes recorded an NPE level of 370 milligrams per kg, 0.037 per cent, while a T-shirt by Dolce & Gabbana contained 6.1mg per kilogram, or 0.00061 per cent.

The figures were well inside European Union recommendations. It states NPE levels should not exceed 0.1 per cent of a product’s weight.

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