The colour, odour and appearance of some products can sometimes appeal to children who ingest them with dramatic consequences in some cases. Aware of that, the European Commission and the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety launched a consultation in order to assess the potential risks of these products. You can contribute to the consultation until 11 February 2011.
The European Commission and the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) launched a consultation on a scientific opinion on the potential health risks posed by chemical consumer products resembling food and/or having child-appealing properties.
In advance of this consultation, the SCCS has been requested to work on a pre-consultation opinion on the issue. Available here, the SCCS opinion developed notably the following issues:
products commonly ingested by accident,
adverse effects following an ingestion,
target audience: children and the elderly,
characteristics of products resembling food,
characteristics of child appealing products.
Interested stakeholders can participate in the consultation by filling in the following questionnaire until 11 February 2011.
For further information,