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21 October 2014 / PRAHA/WORLD
Loom Band Charms and Scoubidou Strings Bought in Czech Republic Contain Phthalates and Heavy Metals (updated)
03 October 2014 / PRAHAPhthalates (1) and heavy metals, in particular lead (2), have been found in loom band charms, and in scoubidou strings Wiky. Arnika commissioned detailed analyses for phthalates on the Institute of Chemical Technology (Prague’s university on chemistry). In total, 11 groups of products were analysed that were made… Read more...
Further Loom Bands Will Be Subjected to Analyses
11 September 2014 / PRAHAIn the last few days, Arnika has bought further sets of bands and pendants and other accessories, and it will send them for testing into a specialised laboratory this week. The test results will be published within ca three weeks on Arnika's web pages (carrying out the analyses takes… Read more...
To school without toxic phthalates? It's possible, if you avoid PVC
10 September 2014 / PRAHAIn three of ten analysed parts of school tools and summer equipment for children, tests proved presence of phthalates in amounts exceeding the limit for toys and equipment for children. Read more...