Survey, migration and health evaluation of chemical substances in toys and childcare products produced from foam plastic

Survey of chemical substances in consumer products, 70, 2006

Foam toys and childcare products are mainly produced from EVA and PUR foam. Based in this survey, it is recommended to focus on the content of phtalates of these products, as 2 of 6 products caontained concentrations above the permitted limit value for phtalates in toys intended for children between 0-3 years. Furthermore, an analysis for content of organic tin compounds, flame retardants, metals and azo colorants was conducted, but they were not found in concentrations of concern for the safety of children.

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