From: Emirates Week

AsiaInspection, a leading provider of quality control services for the manufacturing industry in Asia, today announces the results of a survey of laboratory tests of toys manufactured in China and ready for shipment to Europe and the United States. The results show 25% of the survey sample contained dangerous levels of phthalates, a group of chemicals found in plastics and which has been placed under stringent regulations in Europe and North America.

Over the last two months, AsiaInspection randomly selected 35 China-made plastic toys destined for Europe and USA and standard phthalates content tests were conducted. Approximately 25% of these toys were found to contain dangerously high levels of phthalates, and consequently they did not conform to EU and USA chemical content regulations. Among the survey sample, a toy first aid kit was found to contain more than 130 times the allowable limit of DEHP, a regulated phthalate.

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