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The product poses an environmental risk (chemical pollution) because the solder in the walkie talkie contains up to 54.6% lead. It does not comply with the Commission Directive 2011/65/EU on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS 2 Directive). The plastic in the pocket contains up to 2.3% di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP). According to the REACH Regulation, the phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles, while phthalates DINP, DIDP and DNOP are prohibited in toys or childcare articles that can be placed in the mouth by children.

In addition, the product poses an environmental risk (chemical pollution) because the plastic in the pocket contains up to 5.7% short chain chlorinated paraffin (SCCP). It also does not comply with the Commission Regulation 519/2012 on persistent organic pollutants (POP Regulation).

Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are chemical substances that persist in the environment, bioaccumulate through the food web, and pose a risk of causing adverse effects to human health and the environment. This group of priority pollutants consists of pesticides, industrial chemicals and unintentional by-products of industrial processes.

Information Resource: EU RAPEX notifications NO.22-A12/0836/13

Recently EU checks on the market of product which does not comply with the requirements of this Regulation. Throughout our global network of laboratories, SGS is able to provide a range of services, including testing and consulting relevant EU regulation. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.

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