Chengdu Newspaper (reporter Liu Ming) Foam floor mats can be used as crawling mats, children's toys and decorations. They are beautiful, light and durable, and are loved by parents and children. However, due to the lack of mandatory national standards, questions such as “Can foam floor mats be used? Are styrofoam floor mats poisonous” and other questions also worry consumers.
Recently, the Sichuan Provincial Market Supervision Bureau has monitored the product quality and safety risks of foam floor mats and issued consumption reminders to remind consumers to consume carefully and safely.
Foam floor mats are commonly used as assistive sports toys for infants and young children. They are fused and whole. The materials mainly include polyethylene (PE) and ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA).
PE floor mat is made of low-density polyethylene resin by foaming. It is waterproof, flexible, light and elastic. It can absorb and dissipate external impact, bending to achieve a shock-absorbing effect.
EVA floor mat is made of ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer by foaming, it has good softness and resilience, and it also has shock and shock-absorbing properties when dropped.
According to reports, most of the foam puzzle floor mats sold in the market are mainly made of polyethylene and ethylene vinyl acetate. These two materials are non-toxic and widely used in industry. Azodicarbonamide (AC) foaming agent is added in the production process of foam floor mats Azodicarbonamide (AC) foaming agent decomposes and recombines under high temperature conditions to form formamide Amount of foaming agent added The more foaming agent, the more foaming, the lighter the weight, which can reduce costs, and accordingly the residual formamide content will increase.
According to monitoring, formamide substances in foam floor mats are potentially hazardous to health. Toxicological studies of formamide have confirmed that this substance can be absorbed into the body through the respiratory tract, digestive tract, skin and mucous membranes, affect the blood and nervous system. In addition, formamide releases ammonia gas when exposed to high temperatures. If the human body inhales large amounts of ammonia gas, it causes symptoms such as tearing, hoarseness, coughing, and difficulty breathing.
Buy "three steps"
Check the logo. When purchasing products, pay attention to the presence of instructions for use marked in Chinese (i.e. product identification), including the name and address of the manufacturer, the name of theproduct, product model or specification, implemented product standards, safety categories, etc. Baby crawling mats are listed as mandatory national certification products, and consumers should choose foam floor mats with the CCC mark when purchasing. In addition, recommended national standard GB/T 41003.12021 for PE/ethylene copolymer vinyl acetate baby foam pads will come into effect on July 1, 2022. When purchasing in the future, it is recommended to choose products that meet this standard.
Smell. When buying, you can sniff if the product has a pungent odor and avoid buying products with a strong pungent odor.
Look at the color. Children's rugs with too bright colors often use more pigments (dyes) and ink, and, relatively speaking, the content of migratory elements may be higher; children's rugs with washed out colors and fuzzy borders usually use inferior pigments (dyes), ink, should try to avoid buying such products.
Use Five Notes
Cleaning up. Wipe thoroughly with water before use to remove some volatile chemical contaminants.
Let it dry. The newly opened floor mat can be dried for a certain period of time, which can accelerate the volatilization of residual solvents and effectively reduce the residual amount of volatile solvents.
Keep away from sources of ignition. Children's PE and EVA floor mats are flammable Infants and young children have poor self-protection ability and are not fully able to protect themselves The place where the floor mat is used should be away from sources of ignition.
Keep ventilation. In places where children use floor mats, proper ventilation should be maintained, try to avoid prolonged indoor use, open more windows and ventilate more to promote the evaporation of harmful substances as soon as possible.
Intensive therapy. Children should be instructed not to touch the surface of the product with their mouths while playing, let alone put any small parts in their mouths, and to wash their hands in a timely manner after playing to prevent harmful substances from entering the body.
Reporter Liu Ming
Source: China Consumer News