Why the Danish Environment Protection Agency is protecting its toys
DANBURG, Denmark — The Danish Environment Agency has taken action against toys from toy manufacturers and toy companies, saying that the products contain toxic chemicals that can harm children.
The agency’s chief, Kristian Hagen, said that toy companies have not taken their safety precautions seriously.
“The agency has been informed by companies about their toys that contain substances which are known to cause cancer and other health hazards,” he said in a statement.
The DSE is a member of the European Union’s environmental agency and oversees environmental standards for many of the country’s goods.
“We are responsible for the safety of our citizens and we will do everything to protect them,” Hagen said.
The Danish government has also made toys available for free to citizens to play with.