The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Friday it fined Mattel Inc (MAT.N) $2.3 million for violating a ban on bringing dangerous products into the United States.
The European Commission bans DMF in consumer products such as toys and shoes and orders a recall of products with DMF in the market. The biocide dimethylfumarate (DMF) has caused severe allergic reactions, including skin itching, irritation, redness, burns and, in some cases, acute respiratory difficulties.
The European Commission welcomes today’s adoption by the European Parliament of its proposal to substantially strengthen EU-rules on toy safety. It gives consumers assurance that toys sold in the EU fulfil the highest safety requirements world-wide, especially those relating to the use of chemical substances.
Today, the European Commission published an update of the list of European harmonized standards that manufacturers of toys may use to prove CE compliance with the Toys Directive 88/378/EEC. This updated list is of importance to manufacturers of toys that have used European harmonized standards to prove CE compliance. When you have applied standards which have been updated by this list, you need to re-evaluate your equipment against the updated standard and update your Declaration of Conformity. The updated list of standards can be found here or our CE Marking Library.
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