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JA2015 Preliminary results

Toys 4 (Plasticised toys)

Participants to Toys 4 visiting the laboratoryParticipants in Toys 4 visiting the test laboratory

A number of 255 plasticised toys, mainly plastic dolls, inflatable toys and bath/squeeze toys, have been tested for dangerous chemicals and around 20% of these have failed the tests. The 17 participants in the Toys 4 activity met at the laboratory in Italy to discuss the results.
The chemicals found over the required limit were: phthalates, Bisphenol A (BPA) and short-chained chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs).

JA2015 Annual Market Surveillance Workshop 

PROSAFE has hosted the Annual Market Surveillance Workshop of the Joint Action 2015, from 30 to 31 May 2017 in Brussels. The authorities participating in the JA2015 gathered to share experiences, exchange information, and learn from each other.

The first day of the Workshop was dedicated only to the market surveillance experts and it was opened by a member of the European Commission’s DG Growth who presented updated information on toy safety.
The market surveillance authorities took part in an exercise designed to sparkle debates and help capture good practices around the question: How are RAPEX notifications made in your country?

The experts gathered in small groups from different countries to discuss about the steps taken before issuing a notification and exchanged ideas and opinions. At the end, each working group shared the findings with all the other MSAs.