The European Union orders the low testing standards for hazardous substances in German toys

by:Ennas      2021-12-05

The European Court of Justice in Luxembourg issued a ruling on the 14th, saying that Germany's testing standards for hazardous substances in toys are too low and that it requires the country to adopt the EU's testing standards for heavy metals. Germany has always believed that the country’s testing standards for hazardous substances in toys are stricter than those of the European Union. However, it has been refuted by the European Court of Justice. The country’s standards for arsenic, mercury and antimony in toys are lower than those of the European Union. Only the lead content standards are higher. Maintain current levels.   The EU judgment stated that some toys such as dolls, teddy bears or soap bubbles contain substances harmful to health. After these substances are concentrated, they are particularly harmful under special circumstances, and some substances can cause long-term effects on the body.  The reason why Germany and the European Union have different standards is that the two sides use different methods to detect the level of harmful substances. Germany adopts a single standard, that is, no matter the hazardous substance is solid, liquid or dust, its requirements are consistent. However, the European Union has higher requirements for dusty substances (such as chalk) or liquids (such as liquids for blowing soap bubbles). However, Germany's requirements for substances that can be scraped off by consumers are higher than EU standards, such as the surface substances of dolls or painted wooden toys.   In the judgment, the European Union allowed the German government to appeal due to different opinions.
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