Original title: Consumer Council: Millet, Apple, and other mobile phone shell toxic companies: You are using children's tableware testing standards
According to China Voice of the Voices, the Shenzhen Consumer Council recently released the "Comparative Experiment of Mobile Phone Cases in 2018" on its official website. Shenzhen Consumer Council, Futian District Council, Yantian District Consumer Council, Bao'an District Consumer Council The Shenzhen Quality Consumer Research Institute was commissioned to carry out comparative tests on plastic mobile phone shells and compared the 30 mobile phone shells of 28 brands selling online and offline. Among them, the quality of 23 mobile phone cases exceeded the international first-class standard, but 5 mobile phone cases detected toxic and hazardous substances, and the detected toxic and harmful substances content exceeded the requirements of the standard limit, including larger brands such as apple and millet. .
According to the “Communications Statistics Communiqué of 2017” of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the total number of mobile phone users in China has reached 1.42 billion. Among them, 75% of mobile phone users choose to use mobile phone cases. Will mobile phone cases that are in constant contact with people cause harm to people? What kind of response did the named brand make?
14.2 billion mobile phone users, 75% of which use mobile phone cases, that is to say more than 1 billion people use, consumers said: will buy, protect mobile phones, generally light and then look good, I am now customized, you can print yourself The kind of photo on Taobao.
Although the cheapest mobile phone shell only costs a few dollars, but for manufacturers, the huge user base plus rapid loss, this market is very impressive. According to the report of the Shenzhen Consumer Council, nearly 70% of the country’s mobile phone shells come from Shenzhen, with an annual output value of about RMB 20 billion.
Zhou Yi, Vice Minister of Consumer Quality and Comparative Research of Shenzhen Consumer Council: We did a survey of consumers. They really care very much about it and want to know the security of this mobile phone case. The industry of the mobile phone case is also concentrated in Shenzhen. Seventy percent of them are in Shenzhen. With such a background, we have done such a comparative experiment.
A preliminary survey of the project shows that more than 90% of users prefer to use plastic protective sleeves. Plastic mobile phone shells may contain a large number of toxic and hazardous chemicals, and China has no relevant standards or regulations. Consumers have no way of knowing which phone cases are poisonous and which are safe.
On the other hand, the industry has low thresholds, no standards, and it is difficult to regulate. Once the product material is determined, it can be opened, mass-produced, and marketed according to the shape of the phone. Many small manufacturers and Shanzhai companies have followed suit and seized the market with low-quality, low-quality products.
In order to provide consumers with scientific and reasonable consumption guidelines, promote the introduction of industry standards, and promote the standardization of the industry order, the Shenzhen Consumer Council and other organizations jointly compared the 30 mobile phone cases of 28 brands, including those that consumers often buy. Samsung, Moss, Huawei, Pinsight, Apple, Millet and other products.
The report shows that this test refers to the internationally required normative standards, including the European REACH regulation and the German GS certification requirements for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). The test found that the quality of 23 mobile phone cases in the market exceeds the world-class standards. No toxic or hazardous chemicals were detected in the 201 chemical substance tests. For the two mobile phone shells of Huahu and Haokuo, one test detected toxic and hazardous chemicals, but the detected value was within the allowable range of the standard. Several other mobile phone cases, including millet and apple, have excessive toxic and hazardous substances.
Hu Xin, director of Quality Assurance Department of Shenzhen Quality Consumer Research Institute, said: Apple's mobile phone shell has a PAH content of 94mk/kg and a limit value of 2mk/kg, which exceeds the standard individual limit by 47 times. Millet mobile phone shell plasticizer detection amount of 0.17%, limit requirements of 0.1%, exceeding the limit of 0.07%, Tmall platform has a sale of Yuening brand diamond powder mobile phone shell, lead content of 155000ppm The limit value is 100ppm, exceeding the standard limit of 1550 times.
The reporter inquired about Apple and Xiaomi’s official sales platform, and the mobile phone shell products that were detected were still being sold. The reporter called Apple and Xiaomi official service hotlines yesterday.
Apple Customer Service said: For your question, our official did not indicate that there is no indication that we have problems with these mobile phone shells, you can pay more attention to our official website statement, if you think your mobile phone shell is like that online , suggest that you can call the outlet to ask, because Apple has never commented on the third-party release instructions.
Xiaomi customer service said: Now in the official website of selling the protective shell can be returned within seven days, more than seven days without warranty.
In response to the Shenzhen Consumer Council's comparative experiment, Xiaomi's public relations department responded to the voice of China. "We have been concerned about the results of the comparative test released by the Shenzhen Consumer Council and contacted the Shenzhen Consumer Affairs Commission." As the Shenzhen Consumers Commission said, this comparative test is based on tests conducted by foreign standards. ”
The voice of millet-related staff to China stated: In order to avoid unnecessary misunderstandings, the company has two explanations. They took a standard from the European Union. The standard is a standard applicable to children's tableware inspection. This EU standard is not actually used for the production of mobile phone cases. The second point is that currently the industry does not actually have a relevant detection of mobile phone cases. However, our standards are detected and recognized by the relevant departments in Beijing. The corporate standards are also reviewed and approved by relevant departments in Beijing. It is necessary for us to stress that no standard does not mean that our company does not establish some consumption. Is responsible for the standard.
Xiaomi said that in accordance with the requirements of the "Standardization Law", Xiaomi Company has established a special enterprise standard (Q/HDXMT002-2015 "Mobile Phone Protection Case") for mobile phone protection cover products, which is filed by the Haidian District Quality and Technology Supervision Bureau of Beijing Municipality and is applicable. In the context of the use of mobile phone cases, 15 test indicators have been clarified. They have been clearly identified on the product labels and are strictly enforced in production to ensure the quality of products. Xiaomi will exchange analysis results with the Shenzhen Consumer Council to continue to strengthen product quality control and continue to provide safe and reliable products for consumers.
Zhu Yi, an associate professor at China Agricultural University, has many years of concern about environmental endocrine disruptors including polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and plasticizers. She said that at present cutting-edge research believes that the possibility of environmental endocrine disruptors causing harm to the human body is more complicated. If modern technology can already reduce the content, companies are obligated to perform their duties.
Zhu Yi, an associate professor at the China Agricultural University, said to China: Dose determines toxicity, which is the basic principle of modern toxicology. That is to say, toxicity and dose are a linear relationship. As long as the dose is small enough, we can think that there is sufficient risk. Low, but environmental endocrine disruptors it does not follow the rules of linear growth, the previous traditional toxicology can not explain its toxicity, therefore, we should pay more attention to micro-endocrine disruptors may cause harm to people, such as obesity, heart Vascular disease, infertility. At present, the exposure risk of unavoidable harmful substances within the limits of the technological level can be accepted after risk assessment. We do not need to magnify and render, but by improving the process, we can reduce the risk. This is the natural responsibility and obligation of the manufacturer.
In the current situation with a large number of products, Zhu Yi prompts consumers to choose plastic mobile phone shells, which can be identified by “seeing, smelling, touching”. Look, it is not to choose too bright, because too bright may have the possibility of excessive levels of heavy metal cadmium, than these added as a coloring agent; second is to smell, do not smell a pungent odor. The third is to touch, usually softer, the more plasticizers are likely to be used.
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