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Bathing toys have detected excessive plasticizers, experts say soft plastic products are more dangerous

by:LINYANG     2020-01-21

The plastic toys that children like to play most when bathing are likely to have safety hazards. According to Taiwan media reports, Taiwan Consumer Culture and Education Foundation (Hereinafter referred to as the Taiwan consumers Foundation) Recently, a number of mainland-made bathing plastic toys have been tested, including the most common yellow bathing duck. The plasticizer content has exceeded the local and international standards by 62 times ~ 380 times, when encountering oily substances such as hot water and shower gel, the plasticizer can be released, and the child can take it through the skin or when the toy is placed in the mouth.

It is understood that the safety standards for plasticizers in the mainland have not yet been introduced. Zhejiang Institute of Inspection and Quarantine Science and Technology (Hereinafter referred to as Zhejiang Provincial Academy of Inspection)Toy Laboratory experts yesterday (March 29) In an interview with the 'Daily Economic News' reporter, compared with hard plastic products, soft plastic products are more likely to contain plasticizers. When parents buy toys, be sure to see if there is a 3C certification mark on the package.

'Bathing duck' The plasticizer exceeded the standard seriously

According to reports, the samples of the Taiwan consumers Foundation and the Taiwan standard inspection department were collected from online, toy retail stores, hypermarkets and department stores, buy 20 pieces at random'Children's bath toys' After testing, 5 pieces were found to contain plasticizer, 4 of which were marked as made in mainland China. The most serious standard was'Duck 12 Pack', Phthalate (DEHP)The content is as high as 36. 05%, phthalic dibutyl ester (DBP)The content is also up to 2. 009%, seriously exceeding the local standard by 380 times.

Taiwan consumers Foundation pointed out that according to the standard CNS4797'Toy safety (General requirements)' It is stipulated that the total weight ratio of six phthalate ester plasticizers and their mixtures, including DEHP, DBP, BBP, DINP, DIDP and DNOP, shall not exceed 0. 1%.

The Taiwan consumers Foundation stressed that the plasticizer is'Environmental hormones' One of them is a chemical substance that can interfere with endocrine, which may interfere with the balance and function of children's original endocrine system, make men feminine or increase women's risk of breast cancer, and increase the risk of precocious puberty for girls.

for toy products whose quality inspection does not meet the standards, the Taiwan consumers Foundation said that the standard inspection department has notified the industry to rectify within a time limit in accordance with relevant regulations, those who do not correct will be fined NT $100 thousand or more and NT $1 million or less.

It is understood that plastic bath toys may more easily release plasticizers and penetrate into the water of the bath tub when they encounter hot water and shower gel, children can take it through the skin or when they put the toy into the mouth. Experts call on parents to avoid giving children such bathing toys for safety reasons.

experts: soft plastic products are more dangerous

'Daily Economic News' reporter found that, this kind of yellow bathing duck rubber toy is also very common in the mainland market. Bathing duck' Key words, there are more than 4700 related products, a set of prices generally ranging from 3 yuan to 6 yuan.

Xu Xiaochun, head of the toy laboratory of Zhejiang Provincial Academy of Inspection, said that plasticizer is also called plasticizer, which is an additive to increase the softness of materials, therefore, it is often found in soft plastic products, such as soft plastic bath toys, inflatable toys, etc. , and the possibility of containing plasticizer is higher.

It is reported that the safety standards for plasticizers in the mainland have not yet been introduced, while the EU has strict standards for this: phthalates (DEHP), Phthalic dibutyl ester (DBP)And phenyl butyl phthalate (BBP)It is defined as a regenerative toxic substance.

Xu Xiaochun reminded that the mainland currently implements a mandatory certification system for six types of toy products such as baby carriages, electric toys, ejection toys, metal toys, doll toys and plastic toys (Referred to as 3C certification) If such products are not subject to compulsory certification, they will not be allowed to leave the factory, sell, import or use in other business activities.

he suggested that when consumers buy toys, they must see if there is a 3C certification mark on the package. Generally, products with 3C certification marks are relatively reliable in quality and safety. However, even if it is posted'CCC” Marked toys are not necessarily safe, because some companies that have not been certified by 3C will also post on their own toys. CCC”Logo. Therefore, in order to identify the authenticity, consumers can log in to the official website of the National Certification and Accreditation Administration, click'CCC authentication query' , Enter the number below the 3C logo of the toy package to see if it corresponds to the information on the package to identify the true and false.

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