Swedish authorities find illegal quantities of phthalates in toys

The Swedish Chemicals Agency (Kemi) has published details of children’s toys containing illegal quantities of phthalates, following tests carried out on 28 products.

The agency found two children’s dummies products containing levels of di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) between 17% to 19%, far exceeding the permitted concentration of 0.1%. In addition, a Halloween mask was found to contain concentrations of both di-isononyl phthalate (DINP) and DEHP above allowed levels. Kemi has notified the product manufacturers of the results, and the non-compliant toys are banned from the market.

Source: Chemical Watch and KEMI

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