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Infants' drinking cups from S Korea fail inspection

(People's Daily Online)

08:30, July 25, 2012

The Yantai Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau legally destroyed more than 2,000 infants' drinking cups imported from South Korea violating China's safety and health standards on July 18. Many of these destroyed cups were produced by famous South Korean companies such as Lock & Lock.

This was the second public destruction of imported unsafe plastic products in Yantai, Shandong province this year. The destroyed drinking cups were all produced in South Korea, and valued at over 6,000 U.S. dollars. During the entry inspection, a decolorization test found that the South Korean cups' evaporation residues contained 267.5 micrograms of n-hexane per liter, far exceeding the Chinese regulatory limit.

An inspector said that n-hexane is a colorless liquid with low toxicity and weak odor. It can enter the human body through skin, respiratory system, and other channels. Long-term exposure to n-hexane can cause headache, numbness, and other symptoms of chronic poisoning. In serious cases, it can cause faint, loss of consciousness, and even death.

The more than 2,000 infants' drinking cups destroyed on the morning of July 18 had beautiful packaging. Many of them were produced by famous South Korean companies such as Lock & Lock, and could be sold in domestic supermarkets for tens of yuan to more than 100 yuan.

Read the Chinese version: 乐扣托马斯等进口婴幼儿水杯抽检不合格

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