Thursday, July 16, 2009

safe toys

Children toys to follow safety standards
16/07/2009 12:10am

KUALA LUMPUR July 15 — Effective January next year, all children’s toys whether produced here or imported have to follow set safety standards said Domestic Trade, Cooperative and Consumerism Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

He said the regulation had been approved by the Cabinet today.

“There was no such regulation before. That meant that if there was an unfortunate incident involving children no one would be responsible. Kids are exposed to toys not knowing if they are dangerous,” he said when he was interviewed on the Helo Malaysia programme over Bernama TV here today.

According to him manufacturers or importers would send a sample of the toys to Sirim Berhad to be inspected before being sent to his ministry for an authencity mark that said it met the set standard.

“Those with no stamp...those are either imitations or not legal. Whoever buys those and there is an incident, no one will be responsible,” said Ismail Sabri.



CuppyCakeMommy said...

congrates on ur 2nd pregnancy..i xtau bila lg..still fobia with the first one ni..hehe.
pasal toys tu,esp yg china one.mmg murah.cepat rosak n bahaya.i sokong la givernment buat cenggini kesian pula yg xmampu nkbeli toys mahal2 kn

ZOORA said...

itu la.. sekrang ni budak2 ada la jugak peluang nak main.. hmm nampaknya kena ajar anak main tupperware saje :P
fobia?? heheheh i said the same the same thing jugak dulu.. taip bila dah ada dlm perut.. sukanya!!!!! :D

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