As you know, toys are indispensable playmates for children in their childhood, based on this reason, more and more parents pay more attention on the toys’ safety issue. Gradually, many country governments and relevant organizations announced strict regulations on toys safety problem. Nowadays, more and more such regulations announced by European Union and the United States make toys manufacture industry in China face difficult environment. Many toys manufacturers feel more pained about these new policies.
Recently, the United States government has issued the new requirement on the total zinc content in children toys. In the new regulations, the upper limit content of zinc was reduced. Just a few months ago, the new toys safety regulation issued by the European Union which was considered as the strictest toys rules has been officially implemented.
For many toys exporting enterprises in China, these new regulations made them serious situation. From the domestic factor, the cost of labor force increased and the price of raw materials also added, from the overseas factor, new toys technology standard from the Europe and America gave them more pressure. Under such circumstance, most toys enterprises need revolution, otherwise bankrupt would happen.
From 2009, Consumer Product Safety Commission repeatedly adjusted the standard content of zinc in children toys. It is the third time to adjust a few months ago. According to the new regulations, the superior limit of zinc content in children toys was lessened from the original 300PPM to 100PPM. At the same time, CPSC reminds consumers that pay more attention on the toys with lots of painting on their surfaces. In the new toys regulations formulated by the European Union which has put into practice in 20, July, new strict requirements on mechanical function, physical and chemical function are strengthened. The limit on heavy metal types was increased to 19 types from the previous 8 types. In addition, 66 kinds of anaphylactic spices are limited to use.
Except the European Union and U.S, other countries such as Canada, Australia and New Zealand have also issued new toys safety regulations on the zinc content in children toys. One China toys manufacturer said the goal of new toys safety standard was to protect children’s safety when playing with toys, which is understandable. However, the premise was that this standard should be scientific and reasonable. According to the new requirement on zinc content, China toys manufacturer should improve their production environment, equipment, process and other aspects if they wanted to export toys to overseas. All the cost should be undertook by enterprises themselves.