Asbestos Found In Three Crayon Brands Sold In NZ

Publish Date
Friday, 18 September 2015, 11:21AM
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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 art & craft 12 Jumbo Crayons.

Source- Consumer NZ