Inspection and Quarantine reminds export toy manufacturers to pay close attention to the new EU directive

On November 23, 2015, the European Commission issued three consecutive directives, adding limit requirements for five chemical substances to toys intended for children under 3 years old to play with and toys intended to be placed in the mouth. formally implemented.

Experts believe that these chemicals will cause great harm to the human body, especially children. Formamide is absorbed into the body through the respiratory tract, skin and gastrointestinal tract, and will be irritating to the skin and mucous membranes. After entering the human body, it can damage the central nervous system and Liver, kidney, stomach and other important organs; isothiazolinones are corrosive and irritating to the skin and eyes. After contact with microorganisms, they can rapidly and irreversibly inhibit their growth, resulting in the death of microbial cells. A broad-spectrum, high-efficiency, low-toxicity, non-oxidizing biocide. Earlier, there were media reports that China-made puzzle floor mats containing formamide foam were banned from sale in Belgium and France.

Toys have always been one of China's key export products. In 2015, China's total export value of toys was nearly 100 billion yuan. At the same time, toys are also the most recalled Chinese products by the EU, which brings great economic losses to Chinese export toy manufacturers every year. To this end, the inspection and quarantine department reminds the majority of export toy manufacturers: First, learn and understand the relevant EU directives and requirements in a timely manner, and notify the raw and auxiliary material suppliers of the relevant requirements, requiring them to provide qualified toy production raw materials in strict accordance with the new EU requirements; Second, Strengthen quality control, strengthen sampling testing of raw materials, and enterprises that do not have the testing conditions themselves should take relevant samples in time and send them to authoritative testing institutions for testing; third, pay close attention to the latest changes in EU directives to prevent relevant directives from taking effect in advance. necessary economic loss.