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    Default Asbestos in crayons from china

    http://www.mamamia.com.au/news/asbestos-in-crayons/

    We have (HAD) these crayons in the Dora packaging.

    I'm regularly having to remove them from my one year olds mouth after my older kids have left them around.

    Now I'm stressing! Not impressed at all. How does this even happen in 2015?!

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    I just saw that too. We have the Peppa pig ones. They haven't recalled as they are apparently safe, but I don't want my kids playing with them now!

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    Honestly. It's China. Doesn't surprise me at all.

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    I saw this yesterday. And wondered about our peppa pig ones as they aren't in packaging anymore.

    Typical from china though!

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    I know, It's really worrying.

    Why is anything being imported that could even have a chance of containing asbestos?

    And shouldn't products be tested before they're sold in shops?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    Honestly. It's China. Doesn't surprise me at all.
    Really, oh gosh I must be so naive

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    I know it's hard not to stress but I think the risks are very low. Asbestos dust is only dangerous when inhaled. I would think the asbestos wouldn't be airborne as the crayons are solid and waxy.

    And yeah, how does this happen in 2015!! Asbestos has been banned for 30 years...!

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    Default Asbestos in crayons from china

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    Really, oh gosh I must be so naive

    This is just one case. But there are heaps of examples.

    http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2015-0...climbs/6279882

    They just don't have the standards or quality control we have here.

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    Default Asbestos in crayons from china

    @Tamtam The pic I saw was the triangle big fat ones. Whether that is just for illustration or the ones in question I don't know. But I'm fairy sure they are the ones we were given.

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