97% Detected volatile organic compounds, the formamide from 26% sample super surpassed EU standards.
Now, almost every baby will have this kind of thing at home – Children Crawling Mats.
This mat plays a great role in the baby’s learning to walk，it plays an important protective role in possible bump and impact and it prevents the baby from being damaged.
Test Comparison Report
November 14, Beijing Consumers Association release comparative test report about children crawling mats merchandise. The report shows that 32 out of 35 samples from 32 brands detected harmful formamide. Among them, 9 samples of formamide surpass the EU standards. In addition, some parts from 15 samples are easy to be disassembled, and easy to cause suffocation danger.
The results show that the formamide values of the nine samples exceed 200 mg / kg, three samples of the splicing mats exceed 1000 mg / kg.
Formamide were Detected from the Samples
Formamide can Affect the Baby’s Eyes and Skin
Formamide also is known as formaldehyde, and regarded as a substance of high concern by the EU REACH regulation. The European Chemicals Agency classified it as reproductive toxicity of substances.
When it enters the animal, it reduces its reproductive capacity and pup survival, making it even more irreversible for health damage.
The volatility of formamide is a slow, long-term process. Usually children use mats in a relatively confined environment for longer periods of time. The slow release of formamide from children’s floor mats can be constantly transmitted by children through the respiratory tract and skin Into the body.
In addition, formamide encounter high temperature environment, it will also release ammonia, the ammonia is hurting to the eyes, skin and mucous membranes.
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