According to the European Union, the United States, Canada, and Australia, official figures showed that in December 2014, there were 84 recalls of toys and children’s products, 65 toys accounting for 77.4% of the total and, 19 juvenile products recalled accounting for 22.6%. This month the product recalled according to the product survey data shows that total of 69 products were from mainland China, 82.1%, slightly lower than the previous month (November 2014) at 84.9%.
Analysis of the causes this month found: the physical and mechanical hazards ratio was higher than the chemical hazards (harmful substances), risk of physical harm is 82.1%. Compared to the previous month, there was a slightly higher proportion of mechanical hazards (November 2014 they accounted for 81.1%), chemical hazards (harmful substances) fell to 27.4%, lower than the previous month (November 2014 they accounted for 41.5%). Products being recalled containing small parts (choking hazard) ratio is 35.7%, and is still the highest proportion of physical hazards; in addition , because of excessive levels of phthalic toys recalled for this alone accounted for 21.4% of the total.
Products recalled by area: In the, EU recalls rose, recalled toy and the children products totalled 67, 79.8% of the total, this is slightly higher than last month (last month 79.2%); second is Canada, recalled toy and children’s products totalled 11 which is also up, this accounted for 13.1% of the total; the United States toy and children’s products was 4 again up, finally Australia, where again recalled toy and children’s products totalled 2 also up.
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