Toys manufactured locally as well as those imported from China have high quantity of

The Toys Society of India (TSI) on Thursday told the Bombay high court that if the norms laid down by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) are made mandatory, it will lead to loss of livelihood for many smaller toy manufacturers across India.

In a PIL filed by Consumer Welfare Association urging the court to order action against the sale of toxic toys manufactured in India and those imported fr

MUMBAI: The Bombay High Court on Thursday sought a reply from the Union government why the standards for permissible toxic levels prescribed by the Bureau of Indian Standards was not made mandatory for toys-both imported and local-sold in India. A division bench of Chief Justice Mohit Shah and Justice S C Dharmadhikari have given the Centre four weeks time to furnish their affidavits in reply.

Mumbai: The central government may soon have to explain to the Bombay high court why the norms laid down by the Bureau of Indian Standards have not been made mandatory for toys

MUMBAI: Be warned. Your child's seemingly innocent remote-controlled car that you would normally sell to the local raddiwallah could soon be categorised as e-waste. That is if the Ministry of Environment and Forests' (MoEF) draft on the disposal of hazardous e-waste is notified and made into a law.

Study traces it to lead-based paints, asks government to frame law

Sudden decline in IQ levels of children and unexplained retardation or hyperactivity among them can now be traced to unacceptably high levels of lead in their blood-sugar levels.

Almost 45 per cent of toys being sold in the Indian market contain toxic chemicals that can seriously jeopardise the health of children playing with them. A study done by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) found high levels of phthalates (a chemical used to soften plastic) in all samples of toys it tested.

New Delhi: Be wary of providing those soft plastic teethers to your toddlers, they may contain chemicals dangerous to the child

Next time you buy a toy for your little ones, be more cautious as a new study says many of them may contain a toxic chemical whic/h can prove dangerous for children especially those below three years.

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