Chinese e-commerce site Temu accused of not respecting security standards

2024-02-22 16:20:33

The European toy industry lobby claims that toys purchased on the Chinese e-commerce platform Temu do not meet European safety standards and “present a real risk” for children.

Toy Industries of Europe (TIE) “purchased 19 toys from the online marketplace Temu only to find that none of them complied with European Union regulations,” said the company in a statement released on Tuesday. European federation, insisting: “this means that they should not be put on sale in the EU”.

Of these 19 toys purchased, 18, or 95%, “presented a real danger to the safety of children”, adds TIE, accusing them of being able to “result in cuts, blockages of the airways, choking, strangulation, perforations and chemical hazards.

She uses the example of a “rainbow ribbon rattle” intended for babies and notes that it “presents several risks, including sharp edges on the metal bells which could cut, small parts which could cause choking , rigid protrusions that can cause blockages of the airways.

“The EU has the strictest toy safety rules in the world, yet online platforms continue to allow the sale of toys by non-EU sellers that endanger children,” complains the president of the French Federation of Toy and Childcare Industries (FJP), in the joint press release with TIE.

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