13 Jul '11, 4pm

Making sure toys in Singapore are safe | SingaporeScene - Yahoo! News via @yahoosg

Making sure toys in Singapore are safe | SingaporeScene - Yahoo! News via @yahoosg

Some of the 39 toys found to be unsafe during Spring's tests. They are no longer available on the market. (Yahoo! … A recent test of 200 toys has found that 20 per cent of them were unsafe, said Spring Singapore . The toys, tested in June and July this year, either failed the chemical toxicological test or the physical and mechanical test, or both. Spring's tests, which cost the agency about S$1,000 per test, are conducted to check for the presence of excessive levels of lead and phthalates (plasticisers) which are harmful to the reproductive process, and also simulated normal use to ensure the toy was not potentially hazardous to the user. The results, however, are an improvement from the tests by the Consumers Association of Singapore in July 2010 and February/March 2011, which found 48 per cent and 46 per cent, respectively, of the 50 toys sampled unsafe. Spring has sin...

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