Some 1,200 toxic toys seized in Trentino

Customs agency says objects dangerous to humans, animals

(ANSA) - Trento, November 24 - Customs officials seized a shipment of 1,200 toys on Monday that were found to be toxic to animals and humans.
    The toys were declared as "animal toys", animals in this case meaning chickens and pigs, but the original labels were misleading in that they implied the toys were for use by children.
    Samples taken from the toys showed they contained a 30% concentration of phthalates, a substance added to plastic that is allowable up to only 0.1% by EU standards.
    The shipment importer was cited for a number of violations by the prosecuting attorney of Trento, including releasing dangerous products for public consumption.


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