China Takes Various Measures To Strengthen Toy Safety

Li Qingxiang, deputy director of Guangdong Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau, said that the Chinese government had taken many measures since the second half of last year to ensure the safety of exported toy products.

Li said that China had made the requirements for toy exports more stringent since the latter half of last year by requiring for more detailed export quality licenses and reducing the expiration term of the licenses from five years to three years. In addition, it asked the manufacturers to conduct a thorough check on their toys and keep a clear record on the raw materials used when manufacturing their products.

Li emphasized that the majority of Chinese toys are safe. He said that GEEIQB spot-checked 450,000 exported toys between January and November 2007 and only 0.17% of them were found to be unqualified.

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