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Endocrine Disruptors Found in Electric Vehicles for Kids

Endocrine Disruptors Found in Electric Vehicles for Kids

SEOUL, May 3 (Korea Bizwire) — Phthalate plasticizer, which can hinder human endocrine systems, has been discovered in toy electric vehicles for children.  The Korea Consumer Agency (KCA) conducted an investigation into 12 different models of electric vehicles in the market, and found standard-exceeding levels of phthalate plasticizer in four of them. The four models were [...]

Imported Toys Sold More Expensive in Korea

Imported Toys Sold More Expensive in Korea

SEOUL, Korea, Mar 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Domestic prices of imported toys for toddlers and children are much higher than those charged outside Korea, nearly by twice in some cases. Such price differential is way too extreme even when all the tariff duties on imported toys (0-8%), value-added taxes (10%) and distributors’ margins, which usually [...]