By Fan Cheng-hsiang and Frances Huang
At a news conference, Lin recalled that she received complaints from consumers who said they suspected plastic floor mats made in South Korea contained excess plasticizer as they have a strong smell of plastic.
Following such complaints, Lin asked the Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspections (BOSMI) under the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) in August to inspect floor mats sold in Taiwan, several of which were found to contain excessive amounts of plasticizer.
Currently, Taiwan has plasticizer standards for floor mats, but no inspections are required to be conducted to ensure public safety, Lin said. [FUILL STORY]