Germany wants stricter EU rules on toy safety

The revised toy safety directive adopted last year will fail to protect children's health, German economy minister Rainer Brüderle said on Wednesday. Germany will lobby for a tightening of limits for chemicals before the rules become effective.

Germany wants to strengthen restrictions on heavy metals, allergenic substances and carcinogenic, mutagenic and reprotoxic (CMR) substances. Federal risk assessment institute BfR has repeatedly warned of loopholes in the new rules.

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