Many toys contain synthetic substances, which are known to be hazardous to children’s health. These include softeners used in plastic toys, which can disrupt the hormone system, formaldehyde used in glued wooden puzzles, which can cause cancer, or flame retardants in teddy bears that can be toxic to development.
The EU-wide Toys Directive and the European chemicals legislation, REACH, do not sufficiently protect our children because many hazardous chemicals are still allowed. Also, toy manufacturers are not required to list the chemicals used in the making of the toy, even if hazardous chemicals are present.
We, the undersigned, call the relevant institution to ban selling toxic toys in the markets. Our children are our future!
The Support Toxic-Free Toys petition to Fair trading decision makers was written by NATASHA DOKOVSKA and is in the category Health at GoPetition.