Chemical Composition of Chinese Toys to be Checked up in Azerbaijan: Head of State Agency for Standardization (video)

Business Materials 12 December 2007 17:53 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaihan, Baku / corr Trend A.Badalova / The State Agency for Standardization, Metrology and Patent of Azerbaijan purchased technique for defining the chemical composition of toys sold in the local market, Ramiz Hasanov, the head of the Agency stated

" Azerbaijan also faces problem with Chinese toys. We are actually trying too hard to eliminate them,' Hasanov said.

In August 2007 Mattel Inc., one of the huge US producers of kids' toys, recalled 18.2mln toys manufactured at one of its enterprises in China, from the markets in the United States, Canada, UK and Mexico. The key reason for recalling toys was the high composition of litharge in paints used in toys, and magnates placed in them. Litharge, which makes the paint lighter, can cause diseases in brains.

"From January 2008 the surprise checks will be carried out in the country," he said.