Slime Toys: Every Fifth Product Contains Too Much Boron

About 20% of slime toys contain migration levels of boron that are too high. That’s the finding of a study made with a project named “Coordinated Activities on the Safety of Products” (CASP). Scientists analyzed a total of 195 samples. In 39 of the samples, they found values higher than those permitted by Directive 2009/48/EC on toy safety. The migration values permitted for dry, brittle, powder-like or pliable toy material are set at 1,200 mg/kg and at 300 mg/kg for liquid or sticky toy material.

The authors expressly advise parents not to give slime toys to babies and small children. The EU issues RAPEX product warnings (in German only) on related issues.

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