Sverdlovsk Region: 33% of approved children’s products in stores are faulty

January 15, 2016. Sverdlovsk Region-based enterprises had to pay a total of 1.655m RUR in fines for selling defective children’s products, the local division of Rospotrebnadzor (the state consumer rights watchdog) reports.

According to the division, 148 sellers of children’s products got inspected last year, with over 12,000 items examined altogether. The figure included 4,476 children’s games and toys. It was determined that 1,536 items (total worth 479,800 RUR, most of them from China), or 34.3% of all the children’s goods available for purchase, did not meet the existing legal selling requirements.


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