Safety Concerns about Toys Sold in India

A recent study by the Indian NGO "toxics link" has raised safety concerns about toys sold in India, claiming they had a high lead content and were unsafe for children.

The study's results were published in September 2006. They were highlighted by Indian media last week following Mattel's recent recall of more that 21 million Chinese made toys worldwide.

About 80% of the toys sold in the Indian market are from China.
According to the study by toxics link, which randomly tested more than 100 toys from around India, high lead content was found in all toys whether they were made in China or India. The NGO warns that any toys sold in India, whether in a street market or a big mall, could be unsafe for children.