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No high levels of chemicals found in baby carriages

23 February 2011

At the beginning of 2011, the Swedish Chemical Agency (KemI) received the results of analyses made of the content of certain hazardous substances in ten strollers, four baby lifts and three sleeping bags.

None of them contained concentrations exceeding the acceptable limits of any of the following: metals and semi-metals (antimony, arsenic, barium, cadmium, chromium, lead, mercury and selenium), azo dyes / aromatic amines, brominated flame retardants, waterproofing (PFOS, PFOA), phthalates (DEHP, DBP, BBP , DINP, DNOP, DIDP, DIBP), formaldehyde, dimethylfumarate, or polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.

This analysis is part of a larger project on chemicals in products for children. Toys, clothes, shoes and bedding materials have been examined earlier.

Other security risks

The Swedish Consumer Agency also made an investigation of the mechanical safety of the baby carriages, which showed that none of the carriages fulfilled all safety requirements. More or less serious trapping risks were found in most of the strollers.

The Swedish Consumers Agency has published a report on marketing control and the test results. See information in Swedish on their web site.

 

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Frida Ramström
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