Kids product made in China contain formaldehyde

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Beijing, May 28: Chinese media on Thursday, May 28 reported that, most of the products made in top manufacturing province Guangdong, is unsafe, especially clothing and furniture made for the children.

The China Daily said that the issue came to light when an official investigation was made by the authorities in the southern province of Guangdong, the centre of China's manufactured export industry.

The report said that only 53.5 pc of garments made met safety standards. Most of the garments manufactured contains excess amount chemical called formaldehyde, that can cause skin or respiratory infections.

Only 67.7 pc of children's furniture was deemed to be safe while the rest of the products contained too much health-endangering heavy metals including lead, cadmium and chromium.

Lin Ruixi, spokesman for the province's product said, "The main reason for the excessive content of formaldehyde and heavy metals is the use of substandard raw materials and paints." Recently millions of toys made in China, which is the largest producer of toys, were recalled amid fears that they were made with toxic lead paints or had design flaws.

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