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Are you still playing with colored clay for your children? See what's added in it

by:Toysmax     2021-05-05

Color clay is now a very popular toy among students. It can not only fabricate a variety of toys, but also cultivate children's hands-on ability, so it is also widely recognized by parents. But is the colored clay safe? Is it completely harmless to the human body? Is its quality inspection qualified?


Reject the three-no product

When consumers buy such products, they should first 'look' and look at the outside of the product. Packing, do not buy Sanwu products; if the shelf life is too long, it is possible to add excessive preservatives. It is recommended to choose products with a relatively short shelf life and a relatively short production date. The second is 'smell'. If you can, open the package and smell the pungent odor when you buy it. If there is a heavier pungent odor, you should try to avoid buying it.

Parents should also strengthen nursing care. Children should wash their hands in time after using colored clay, especially before eating, to prevent the harmful substances remaining on the hands from being ingested into the body.

You can squeeze out a variety of shapes at will, and you can also make a variety of creative objects with molds... After the new semester begins, the colorful clay toys on the market have begun to be popular with children. However, a few days ago, the 2015 Color Mud Product Risk Monitoring Quality Analysis Report issued by the Jiangsu Provincial Quality Supervision Bureau showed that out of the 100 batches of samples monitored, 62 batches were unqualified. The main problem is that the migratable elements and preservatives exceed the standard. Experts warn that excessive amounts of migratable elements can damage human organs, and long-term exposure to plasticine containing excessive preservatives can cause allergies.

The reporter visited many supermarkets and stationery stores in Chengdu yesterday and found that there were no products in the stationery stores, which made parents worried.

Report: more than 60% of colored clay toys are unqualified

The new semester begins. Ms. Zhang bought a set of colored clay for children in kindergarten, which can be played for two hours. Her palms were red, small bumps, and itchy. After I went to the hospital for an examination, I found out that I was allergic. This made Ms. Zhang vigilant about the colored clay.

It is understood that there are two types of color clay widely used in the market: one is traditional color clay, which is mainly made of flour, antiseptic powder, pigment, etc.; the other is modeling clay, which is mainly used Made of polymer materials.

Recently, the 2015 Color Clay Product Risk Monitoring Quality Report released by the Jiangsu Provincial Quality Supervision Bureau showed that 62% of the 100 batches of plasticine purchased in physical stores and e-commerce platforms exceeded the relevant limit requirements. Among them, the migrable elements in 31% of the samples exceeded the relevant EU standards, and the preservatives in 51% of the samples exceeded the relevant EU standards.

Hazard: Damage to human organs

The above-mentioned risk monitoring quality report shows that 27% of the samples in the migratory element boron exceeded the standard, and the maximum detectable amount was 7347mg/kg, which exceeded the limit 6 times more. It is reported that excessive boron can cause chronic poisoning, liver and kidney damage, brain and lung edema.

4% of the samples contained copper as the migrating element exceeding the standard. Excessive copper can easily cause metabolic disorders in the human body, causing symptoms such as liver cirrhosis and liver ascites.

51% of the preservatives in the samples exceeded the relevant EU standards. Many preservatives are considered to be sensitizing. If added in excessive amounts, long-term exposure or accidental ingestion of young children can easily cause potential health hazards.

Visit: There are three products in the market. The smell is pungent.

Yesterday, the reporter visited the supermarkets and stationery stores near many elementary schools and kindergartens in Chengdu. The reporter found that in supermarkets and stationery stores, brightly colored clay occupies a very conspicuous position. Many supermarket sales staff and stationery shop owners told reporters that these colored clays sell well among students, have good plasticity, and are not expensive.

At Carrefour Yangxi Store, the reporter saw that the price of the colored clay on sale ranges from 8 to 20 yuan. The outer packaging has clear product and manufacturer information, including the ingredients and precautions of the colored clay.

However, in a stationery store near the Yangxi Interchange in the Third Ring Road, colored mud products were placed in the most conspicuous place at the door. The reporter saw that the prices of these colored mud products on sale ranged from 2 to 15 yuan. . Among them, the 2 yuan a box of colored clay is rather rough. There is no product description on the box, and a strong pungent odor can be smelled across the packaging.

Question: The domestic color mud related standards are missing

The above-mentioned risk monitoring quality report also found that there are 11 batches of 100 batches of samples that have not been labeled with standards. It is understood that the formulation and revision of relevant toy safety standards cannot keep up with the needs of product upgrading, making new products without standards to follow, causing certain hidden safety hazards in the products themselves.

GB6675-2003 'National Toy Safety Technical Specification' has not been changed for nearly 10 years, especially in terms of the safety of chemical composition of toys, it has been far behind the successive releases of developed countries such as Europe and the United States in recent years. Toy safety standard requirements.

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