- Publish Date
- Friday, 18 September 2015, 11:21AM
According to Consumer NZ, Asbestos has been found in three crayon brands sold in New Zealand.
The three products that have been found to contain Asbestos include:
Disney – Planes, Fire & Rescue – Double Ended Crayons
Avengers Age of Ultron – 8 Chunky Crayons
Art Series – Jumbo Colours 12 Non-Toxic Bright Colours
The Ministry of Health commissioned the testing of 21 products last month, where they were able to order the Disney – Planes, Fire & Rescue crayons from Whitcoulls’ online.
The risk of harm is considered low, however the Ministry has said it’s inappropriate for children’s products to contain the chemical.
The MoH have said it is up to retailers whether they wish to withdraw the products.
The OTHER tested crayons were:
Crayola Mini Twistables – 8 pieces
LEGO Brick – 8 Coloured Crayons
Marvel Ultimate Spider-man – 8 Chunky Crayons
Marvel Ultimate Spider-man – 10 Twistable Crayons
Disney Princes – Twistable Crayons 10 pack
Crayola Twistables Crayons – Mini pack 24
12 piece Non-Toxic Jumbo Crayon
Doc McStuffins Double Ended Crayons
Disney Frozen Character Art Set
24 Mini Twistables Crayons
Marvel Spider-Man Twistable Crayons
Melissa & Doug – Truck Crayon Set
Melissa & Doug – Princes Crayon Set
Melissa & Doug – 10 Jumbo Triangular Crayon Set
Melissa & Doug – 10 Jumbo Fluorescent Crayon Set
Melissa & Doug – 24 Triangular Crayon Set
Smiggle Twist Up Crayons
u.do art & craft 12 Jumbo Crayons.
Source- Consumer NZ