Control of electrical toys

From August 2010 to January 2011, the Chemical Inspection Service controlled whether toys on the Dansih market comply with the RoHS rules. That is, if the toys contain heavy metals like lead in the soldering or brominated flame retardants.

27 samples from eight stores were selected for control. Special focus was on toys in the price range DKK 50 to DKK 100.

The project was a cooperation with the European RoHS Enforcement network and the Danish Safety Technology Authority.

The campaign ended in January 2011 and the result revealed that six of 27 electrical toys contained lead in the soldering in illegal quantities.

The toys are not dangerous to play with as the lead is inside the toy, but the problem arises when the toys are throwed away.