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New law comes into force to check toxic toys

Source: Kathmandu Post, Date: July , 2017

Source: Kathmandu Post, July 18, 2017:- Following the 181-day grace period, the government has enforced the Mandatory Toys Standard (MTS) law aimed at controlling children’s exposure to harmful chemicals and heavy metals present in toys. With the enactment, toys available in the market have to contain the amount of chemicals as per set by the standard. The government had enacted the law by publishing it in the gazette on January 16, 2017.Under the new mandatory standard, the Ministry of Population and Environment (MoPE) has fixed the standards of children’s toys, limiting the maximum value of a dozen elements and chemicals which are highly toxic to human health, especially the children.

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