Following Recalls, EC Tightens Toy Safety Rules

Law360, New York (January 25, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The European Commission proposed new toy safety standards on Friday aimed at raising the bar for protections against newly identified hazards and increasing manufacturers' responsibilities for toy marketing.

In particular, the new regulations are intended to prohibit the use of chemical substances in the wake of massive toy recalls around the world. The EC announced last week that it would revise and modernize the 20-year-old mandate.

“Health and safety of children is non-negotiable and cannot be subject to any compromises,” said Günter Verheugen, EC vice president....
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