Children's games are good to look at, enjoy a lot of fun, and improve their skills - but if they are not chosen or prudent, they can cause trouble.To improve the safety of toys, the new European Uniform Rules, introduced in July 2011, show that children are most at risk for the safety and health of:
1. Game parts which, if they are in the mouth, may cause choking; cards and game figures that are mixed between food types without being properly packaged.
2. Not stable baby ferries, which can be traps for the little ones.
3. Phthalates, chemicals that are used in the manufacture of toys or bottles for the production of plastics, and which can seriously damage (among other things) the kidneys and liver.
4. Extremely polite dolls and play figures treated with inadequate varnish.
5. Certain toys contain substances that can cause neurological changes, damage the hormone balance, and adversely affect growth.
Even stricter EU regulations are just as effective in avoiding similar problems, but this cannot replace a responsible, conscious decision-making attitude.
Listen to the details!The product must always include some form of identification (type, serial number, serial number, model number or similar), the name of the manufacturer or distributor, and its contact information. If you don't find these, you may start to suspect.
Only buy a game that has a badge to prove it is safe! The TЬV mark refers to the TЬV Rheinland, a game testing company that also assesses the chemical and physical properties of game components during tests. SGS GS is certified by Geprьfte Sicherheit to certify that the electric toys and other products so marked have complied with German product safety standards. The British Game and Hobby Association, smiling with a red lion in yellow, proves that the games are safe and of good quality. Most of the good quality toys distributed in our country are CE marked, which informs us that the product complies with all the toy safety standards applicable to children in the European Union market. This standard also requires that a warning be placed on all toys that cannot be given to children under 36 months - a very distinctive red circle icon with a 0-3 mark. ASTM International is essentially an American equivalent of an EU standard. Other icons (such as RoHS, Der Grüne Point) symbolize environmental and socially responsible manufacturing and use policies.
Educational statisticsUnfortunately, phthalates used for plastic disposal are not infrequently included in the games. In 2005, the European Union banned three (DEHP, DBP and BBP) bans. Three other types of phthalates (DINP, DIDP and DNOP) are forbidden to be used in games intended for children under the age of three, as children at this age take almost everything in their mouth.
However, manufacturers of poor quality games often do not adhere to the rules of the game. Even in their products, lethargy can occur, which can severely damage health.
This is why the Union has created the Central Market Monitoring System (RAPEX: Rapid Exchange System of Information), which is put in place when a product poses an immediate and serious threat to the health or safety of consumers.
According to the latest RAPEX statistics, 72 per cent of all dangerous items are clothing and fashion items, as well as textiles and 37 per cent. The proportion of other products classified as dangerous has been outweighed by these, even at the annual level. It is also interesting to note that these products originate from Khan and Hong Kong, 63 percent, 19 percent from the EU, 10 percent from elsewhere, and 9 percent from unknown origin.
Slowly but surely!RAPEX updates the list of hazardous products on the Internet on a weekly basis, which can also be accessed through the National Consumer Protection website.
At the time of writing this article, the list included an example of a Funny Doll doll made in China. There are also non-model English-style dummies with small, lightly-tucked rhinestones. Also known as Dangerous Baby Thumbs, the Kannah Super Star Primer (Partedl) is because it contains dangerous substances.
On the website of the Hungarian Consumer Protection Authority, you can find the latest domestic bans. Recently, for example, a first-wheel children's bicycle type has been withdrawn from the market, and a puzzle toy made of foamed plastic has been discontinued.
Of course, there is no time to constantly scroll through lists, not to mention that they are literally incomplete and complete. What can you do next? You will not recognize the chemical hazard products in a "field" consumer, but you should basically try to get the games in reliable places (avoiding the streets that might be unavailable for a week after buying them). However, in the case of baby boots, ill-fitting baby bikes or baby carpets that are lightweight, some sober and practical thinking is sufficient. Don't throw all the cool products in your shopping cart - give yourself enough time to buy and look carefully and try what you buy; this can help you deal with many problems.
Tips for your decisionAvoid fragile play equipment, and you must be careful about what looks like a balloon balloon, because if it bursts, it can be swallowed. Do not buy sneaky games, and just use caution and watch over electric miracles with caution. If your gift is out of the box, remove the packing material from your child. If possible, you should choose plasticine, paint that is not good for you - and of course, keep the seedling in mind when doing such things. Prohibited or uncleaned games are prohibited. Avoid sharp sharp pointed, possibly long, lanyard straps and tools that can snag on a child's hand or pinch your finger. Be careful with toy weapons - they can be dangerous to the eye, for example. Unstable games (swings, swings, some baby ferries) can also carry many dangers! Also, be aware of the age range for which the game is recommended (this should be included in the product markers), and where your child is developing and his or her individual abilities.
And finally: avoid the suspiciously cheap underwear. It would be better for your child to have fewer but quality toys - because being cheap can end up costing you much more.