This section of the’s article Commission wants ‘extremely high’ toy safety standards caught our eye:

The European Commission on Tuesday (25 September) said it is taking the problem of potentially harmful toys seriously and is overhauling legislation in the area, following a series of recalls of toys made in China on safety grounds…


“[Toys] are a product aimed at the most vulnerable group of consumers and therefore (…) we should set standards extremely high,” he said. For instance, there would be a new rule concerning chemical substances, and mandatory testing and certification of certain types of toys.

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