Many countries have passed safety standards limiting the types of toys that can be sold. Most of these seek to limit potential hazards, such as choking or fire hazards that could cause injury. Children, especially very small ones, often put toys into their mouths, so the materials used to make a toy are regulated to prevent poisoning. Materials are also regulated to prevent fire hazards. Children have not yet learned to judge what is safe and what is dangerous, and parents do not always think of all possible situations, so such warnings and regulations are important on toys.
There have also been issues of toy safety regarding lead paint. Some toy factories, when projects become too large for them to handle, outsource production to other less known factories, often in other countries. Recently, there were some in China that America had to send back. The subcontractors may not be watched as closely and sometimes use improper manufacturing methods. The U.S. government, along with mass market stores, is now moving towards requiring companies to submit their products to testing before they end up on shelves.
Read more about this topic: Toymakers
Other articles related to "safety, safety regulations, regulations":
... In Europe, the comprehensive legislation addressing toy safety is the Toy Safety Directive of the European Union (EU), (Council Directive 88/378/EEC) ... in the laws of each member state of the EU in their respective Toy Safety Regulations (e.g ... the UK's Toys (Safety) Regulations 1995 (Statutory Instrument 1995 No ...
... Certification ESARRs Licensing Regulation General. ...
... Country / Region Regulations and variations, overlap with other powered two-wheelers Australia In the state of Queensland, small scooters of less than 50 cc (3.1 cu in) are able to be ... In Brazil, the definition of moped and the regulations regarding its use has been varying throughout the years ... to get a license Canada In Canada the moped has been repealed from the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations ...
Famous quotes containing the words regulations and/or safety:
“If the veil were withdrawn from the sanctuary of domestic life, and man could look upon the fear, the loathing, the detestations which his tyranny and reckless gratification of self has caused to take the place of confiding love, which placed a woman in his power, he would shudder at the hideous wrong of the present regulations of the domestic abode.”
—Lydia Jane Pierson, U.S. womens rights activist and corresponding editor of The Womans Advocate. The Womans Advocate, represented in The Lily, pp. 117-8 (1855-1858 or 1860)
“Man gives every reason for his conduct save one, every excuse for his crimes save one, every plea for his safety save one; and that one is his cowardice.”
—George Bernard Shaw (18561950)