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The Ministry of Population and Environment (MoPE) of Nepal has published Nepal Gazette (Kand 66, Number 48, Part 5, Dated 16th January 2017) Notice of Children Toys Standard on January 16, 2017.

The notice limits the maximum value of 12 toxic elements, chemicals and heavy metals in toys in children’s toys. The limits are:

  • cadmium is 75 mg/kg
  • chromium 60 mg/kg
  • lead 90 mg/kg
  • mercury 60 mg/kg
  • zinc 3.75 mg/kg
  • antimony 60 mg/kg
  • arsenic 25 mg/kg
  • barium 1000 mg/kg
  • selenium 500 mg/kg
  • bromine 100 mg/kg
  • bisphenol ‘A’ free
  • phthalates 100 mg/kg

The notice will be enforced on July 16, 2017.

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