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JA2016 PPE Climbing equipment Invitation to express interest

In the framework of Joint Market Surveillance Action JA2016, an umbrella project coordinated by PROSAFE and co-funded by the European Union, one of the product activities focusses on climbing equipment (PPE). This activity involves 10 market surveillance authorities from EU and EEA Member States.

The project group will soon be meeting to select the categories of equipment to be sampled and tehn ent for testing. In order to provide input for the preparation of the call for tender, PROSAFE is issuing this invitation to test laboratories to express their interest and to provide the information set out in this file.

NOTE: It should be stressed that this invitation to express interest is not the call for tender.

JA2015 Preliminary results

Toys 4 (Plasticised toys)

Participants to Toys 4 visiting the laboratoryParticipants in Toys 4 visiting the test laboratory

A number of 255 plasticised toys, mainly plastic dolls, inflatable toys and bath/squeeze toys, have been tested for dangerous chemicals and around 20% of these have failed the tests. The 17 participants in the Toys 4 activity met at the laboratory in Italy to discuss the results.
The chemicals found over the required limit were: phthalates, Bisphenol A (BPA) and short-chained chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs).

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