Control of lead in fishing tackle

During the summer 2010, the Chemical Inspection Service took 45 samples of spinners, lures and other fishing tackle for control of contents of lead.

The Chemical Inspection Service visited 11 stores and two importers of sports fishing equipment. 120 samples were screened on the spot and based on these screenings, the Inspection selected 45 samples for further analysis.

The campaign ended in February 2011 and the result was that the Chemical Inspection Service found large quantities of lead in fishing tackle such as lures and sinkers.

The Danish EPA has reported the importers of the fishing tackle in question to the police.