"A new supervision report from the Swedish chemicals agency shows that a third of the 80 companies that have been checked, are not aware of their obligations to inform consumers on the content of hazardous chemicals."
"– How companies select suppliers and set requirements in contracts play a major role for consumer goods must not contain chemicals that are hazardous to health and the environment, writes Karin Rumar, inspector at the Swedish chemicals agency, in a press release."
"In tillsynsprojektet controlled 220 goods on the Swedish market, mainly goods of soft plastic such as home decor, sporting goods, electronics, toys and clothes."
"In the review found that 14 of the goods contained banned substances, including lead and short-chain chlorinated paraffins."
"18 companies were notified to the public prosecutor for suspected environmental crimes. All took away the goods with illegal concentrations of dangerous substances from sale."
"the Supervision is a part of a joint EU project in which 15 countries participated."