Unbelievable what a toy contained. One mom’s appeal: don’t buy that toy for your kids. How to check for non-hazardous toys.
What appeared to be a normal rubber giraffe turned out to be hazardous to children’s health.
Don’t give this toy to your kids: Mom’s appeal
Toy stores are the dream of many children. New games are always born every year.
But are we sure about the toys our children play with?
What happened to this seemingly harmless giraffe?
This is a rubber giraffe, not a removable one. You have nothing to worry about.
The discovery was made by Dana Chianese , the mother who smelled a strange odor coming from her daughter’s giraffe.
When mom opened the toy , she discovered that there was mold inside .
Any toy cannot be harmless. In the giraffe’s case, in fact, the mold had penetrated and was still growing.
Lyuba Konopásek, M.D., a pediatrician at New York Presbyterian/Weil Cornell Medical Center, explains that mold is not dangerous. However, it can be risky for children with allergies or if ingested.
How to defend yourself from toys that do not comply with the law?
First of all, it is good to check if the toy has the Ce mark.
The characteristics of toys are listed in the Toy Directive 2009/48 / EC. The label must also specify the age group for which the toys are intended.
Toys do not have to be dangerous. The Ministry of Health has established safety rules for children.
In addition to the brand name on the label, you should check the name and address of the factory that imported the toy.
There is also a unique identification number of the toy on the label.
The identifier is used to submit any reports.
The risks of buying an unsuitable toy are many. They range from allergies to choking hazards. A fundamental choice is that of the store where to buy the toys. Obviously, the risks increase if you buy in oriental stores, or online, in flea markets.
The CE mark and the packaging are generally symbols of safety. There are rules related to noise , speed , materials used . Consequently, any defect or suspicion should be reported.