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WECF Conference in Paris: Toys and hazardous chemicals - exploring solutions

REACH and the substitution of chemicals of concern: consumer protection, good practices and incentive measures

11.11.2010 |WECF news

Playing is one of children’s favorite activities. It is crucial that toys are safe for children. And yet the presence of hazardous chemicals in toys is a point of concern for
the general public. Despite the commitment of the European toy industry for safer toys, the massive 2007 recalls of toys as well as their top-ranking among RAPEX
notified products invite to explore ways of improving toys safety.

Among the speakers :
  • Corinne Lepage, MEP, former Minister
  • Dr. Annie Sasco, Cancer epidemiologist, INSERM
  • Jakub Kosisnki, DG Health and Consumer Protection, European Commission
  • Wolfgang Döring, Biologist, SpielGut label
  • Marie-Jeanne Husset, Director “ 60 millions de consommateurs “


The conference will take place Thursday 18th November 2010, 9 am – 5 pm
Pavillon de l´eau, 77 avenue de Versailles, 75016 Paris, accès Métro 10 : Javel, Mirabeau ou Eglise d’Auteuil

Invitation WECF France please contact:
Elisabeth Ruffinengo:
BP 100, 74103 Annemasse Cedex,
Tel: +33-4-50490738,

WECF invites you to share your views with various stakeholders : scientists, manufacturers, test laboratories, certification bodies, public authorities, consumer protection associations, NGOs. Please inform of your participation at the latest at 30th October. Participation forms can be send to Julie Barataud before October 30th


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