Children toys to follow safety standards
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.