Lawmaker urges law change on plastic floor mat inspections

Focus Taiwan
Date: 10/20/2020
By Fan Cheng-hsiang and Frances Huang

CNA file photo for illustrative purpose only

Taipei, Oct. 20 (CNA) Lin Shu-fen (林淑芬), a lawmaker from the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), on Tuesday expressed concern over plasticizer content in plastic floor mats and urged the government to make inspections of such product mandatory.

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]

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