The Netherlands notified China’s unqualified children’s kitchen sets

by:Ennas      2021-12-07

On June 6, 2014, the Netherlands issued an unqualified notification for a batch of children's kitchen sets produced in China through the European Union's non-food consumer product rapid warning system RAPEX. The notified kitchen set includes 3 metal plates with ceramic coating and a complete set of cooking utensils. Since the outer coating of metal utensils and lids detects cadmium up to 199-384 mg/kg, it may cause children's skin absorption or enter the digestive tract due to children's licking and cause chemical damage, which does not meet the EU toy standard EN71-3. At present, this batch of products has been withdrawn from the market. Due to the sensitivity of the objects used, developed countries have strict quality requirements for children’s products. In addition to toys in the traditional sense, simulated cooking utensils designed and produced for children, meals and kitchen supplies exclusively for children (such as printed with cartoon patterns) Not only must meet the safety requirements of conventional food contact materials, but also must meet the safety standards of children’s products in various countries, and relevant companies need to pay attention. In addition to the European Union, the United States is also a country with a high incidence of notifications of recalls for children's products. Fast food giant McDonald’s recalled about 12 million glasses with the 'Shrek 4' cartoon motif in 2010. The reason was that excessive cadmium was detected in the cartoon coating of the glasses, which did not meet the heavy metal limit for children's products in the United States. Require. Plastic cups exported to the United States are often recalled by the US Consumer Goods Commission because they are easily broken and produce fragments, causing hidden dangers such as suffocation or cuts in children. Such incidents frequently occur. The reason is that children's products have not fully considered the particularity of the target users, and there are omissions in the design, material selection, and inspection links. In view of the increasing attention to the safety of children's products in the international market, the inspection and quarantine department reminds export companies: 1. Pay attention to the regulations and standards of the developed countries in Europe and the United States regarding the safety of children's products, especially the US Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act CPSIA, the EU Toy Safety Directive and EN71 To carry out effective risk assessment for its own export products through interpretation of standards such as toy standards; second, strengthen the awareness of source safety, and purchase qualified raw materials in strict accordance with the requirements of children’s products for products that obviously use children as the consumer group, especially It is necessary to avoid the use of materials containing heavy metals such as lead and cadmium to minimize the risk at the source; 3. It is necessary to strictly implement the conformity assessment before export. For children's consumer products, in addition to routine testing, they must comply with the standards for children's products of the importing country. To avoid unnecessary losses such as recalls and returns due to unqualified foreign random inspections.
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