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INMETRO Publishes Ordinance to Prohibit Customized Bottles and Pacifiers

November 11, 2015

BRAZIL - The National Institute of Metrology Standardization and Industrial Quality (INMETRO) has published an ordinance aiming to prohibit the marketing of customized bottles and pacifiers, which are considered hazardous for children's use.

Customization includes applied arts such as crystals that may become loose during use and handling by a child and pose a risk of suffocation, toxicity and possibly death.

Violators will be subjected to penalties including fines ranging from R$100 to R$1.5 million.