New South Wales bans Lead-containing
The Commonwealth of Australia had
previously imposed a temporary ban for a period of 18 months on children's
toys containing certain level of lead migration in September 2007 (For
details, please refer to Intertek news update CN-057 or click
here). At the end of 2007, the New South Wales Government turned the
ban into a permanent one without changing the requirements.
The decision was made due to the finding of 3 cases of unacceptable levels
of lead in an occasion of independent testing of 50 toys on the New South
Wales market during the interim ban.
Toy means any product or material
designed or clearly intended for use in play by children under 14 years
Lead is a toxic substance, and it
is accepted by Health Authorities that exposure to lead at significant
levels may create unacceptable health risks, particularly to children
because it can impede their physical and intellectual development.
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