"Jail" call for Danish baby toy delinquents
The chairman of Denmark's parliamentary environment committee has called for harsher penalties for manufacturers and importers who continue to flout a ban on phthalates in soft plastic toys and baby products introduced in 1999. Eyvind Vesselbo told Jyllands-Posten newspaper: "It is insupportable that we still find these hazardous substances... so long after a ban. We should consider whether such companies should be fined, or perhaps those responsible should simply be in jail." Mr Vesselbo was commenting on an environment agency report that phthalates were found in a quarter of toys inspected. See article.