Pemerintah di Selandia Baru (New Zealand) sedang memeriksa pakaian yang diimpor dari Cina, setelah acara televisi “Target TV” mengumumkan kepada masyarakat bahwa pakaian anak yang diimpor dari Cina mengandung 900 KALI LIPAT jumlah formalin yang telah ditentukan “aman” oleh PBB.
(Formalin ditambahkan pada pakaian supaya menjadi anti-lumut)
Bagaimana dengan pakaian anak kita di
Formalin bisa menyebabkan gangguan kulit dan juga kanker.
The government acted after the Target TV programme claimed that fabrics in children's clothes contained 900 times the UN's safe level of the chemical.
Formaldehyde, used to stop mildew, can also cause skin irritations and cancer.
The discovery is the latest in a series of safety scares involving Chinese exports of goods such as toys and food.
"We are very concerned about this issue and if action needs to taken, we will act very quickly," said
"We can recall products, we can ban them and we can establish mandatory safety standards and obviously we'll be considering all of those options," she told reporters.
Earlier this month toy maker Mattel recently recalled millions of Chinese-made toys because of concerns about the use of toxic lead paints and strong magnets.
Questions have also been asked about the safety of other products, such as tyres, toothpaste and various foodstuffs.
Chinese officials have said the world should have more faith in the Made in
"Although recalls are necessary, it is unfair to decide that all products made in
Mr Li said he believed there was a "new trend in trade protectionism".
That has been dismissed by European Union trade commissioner Peter Mandelson.
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Published: 2007/08/21 12:54:14 GMT
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