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A Toxics-Free Future

Hong Kong Study

New investigation of 57 accessory and jewelry products on the Hong Kong market

Greenpeace East Asia and IPEN tested 57 accessory and jewelry products on the Hong Kong market to follow-up on their investigation of toxic metals in children’s products. The products included mobile phone cases, wallets, belts, business card cases, earrings, necklaces, and photo frames. Thirty-nine percent of the products contained lead greater than the 90 ppm standard for lead in paint used in some countries. The top 10 products containing lead ranged from 1882 ppm (phone pouch) to more than 115,000 ppm (decorative item on a mobile phone strap). Many products contained other toxic metals such as antimony, arsenic, cadmium, and chromium. None of the products were labeled as to their toxic metal content. To see the products containing toxic metals from this follow-up study please click on “Products Tested” above or choose “Accessories” or “Jewelry” from the Item types on the right or choose “Hong Kong” from Cities on the right.

Children's products purchased in Hong Kong with lead above 90ppm

Sample No. Place of purchase Product Lead (ppm)
536PRC12062011 Dream Gift Gate Minna No Tabo - PU Phone Pouch 159
541PRC12062011 Shop C2A, Sin Tat Plaza, Mongkok Black fake leather phone pouch 467
542PRC12062011 Shop C2A, Sin Tat Plaza, Mongkok Red phone pouch2 944
543PRC12062011 New Big Finger Rilakkuma phone pouch 1883
548PRC12062011 Mi's collection, Shop no.129, King Wah Centre Red fake leather case 669
550PRC12062011 Mi's collection, Shop no.129, King Wah Centre i9100仿皮錢包case / pouch Protective case 1014
552PRC12062011 Diary Girl: Shop no.128, King Wah Centre Orange long wallet 1961
553PRC12062011 Diary Girl: Shop no.128, King Wah Centre Green fake suede belt 230
555PRC12062011 Greenly 1 Gift Shop: Shop 219, Trendy Zone Hand-made genuine leather card case 917
556PRC12062011 Greenly 1 Gift Shop: Shop 219, Trendy Zone Hand-made genuine leather card case 1044
558PRC12062011 New Big Finger: 18 Tung Choi Street, Mongkok Shiny green bag coin pouch 1485
559PRC12062011 Market stall, 24 Tung Choi Street, Mongkok Huan Long red belt 124
561PRC12062011 Shop F67A, Argyle Centre, Mongkok Mobile phone accessory strap 115971
563PRC12062011 Market stall, 24 Tung Choi Street, Mongkok Burberry-liked pattern card case 98
564PRC12062011 Market stall, 24 Tung Choi Street, Mongkok Black leather card case 484
565PRC12062011 Market stall, 24 Tung Choi Street, Mongkok Golden card case 533
571PRC12082011 NATKIEL wings 5048
572PRC12082011 NATKIEL Cat pin 7737
575PRC12082011A I DO Earrings bowtie 55092
575PRC12082011B I DO Earrings camera 39443
576PRC12082011A I DO Merry go round earrings 91105
576PRC12082011B I DO Bird earrings 73088
577PRC12082011 Plentiful Ornament Shop, Mongkok Bunny necklace 29383
604PRC12082011 Wonderland, Mongkok. Sesame Street photo frame 6653

Table 2: Summary of toxic metals in accessories and jewelry on
the Hong Kong market

Metal No. samples %
Antimony 11 19%
Arsenic 17 30%
Cadmium 7 12%
Chromium 20 35%
Lead 22 39%
Mercury 0 0%

Children's products purchased in Hong Kong with non-detectable or low-levels of toxic metals of concern

524PRC12062011 Music Photo: Rm. 105, 1/F Mongkok Computer Center, 8 Nelson Road, Mongkok, Kowloon.
音樂.相機: 九龍旺角奶路臣街8號旺角電腦中心一樓105號舖
Profitable iphone case
526PRC12062011 Music Photo: Rm. 105, 1/F Mongkok Computer Center, 8 Nelson Road, Mongkok, Kowloon.
音樂.相機: 九龍旺角奶路臣街8號旺角電腦中心一樓105號舖
Orange rubber iphone case
529PRC12062011 market stall, 79-81 Tung Choi Street, Mongkok.
通菜街79-81號對出排檔
White phone pouch
530PRC12062011 market stall, 79-81 Tung Choi Street, Mongkok.
通菜街79-81號對出排檔
Red phone pouch
531PRC12062011 market stall, 79-81 Tung Choi Street, Mongkok.
通菜街79-81號對出排檔
Black phone pouch
532PRC12062011 market stall, 79-81 Tung Choi Street, Mongkok.
通菜街79-81號對出排檔
Pink phone pouch
533PRC12062011 market stall, 79-81 Tung Choi Street, Mongkok.
通菜街79-81號對出排檔
Noel Collection -
Metallic Series Anodized Plastic Grip Case
535PRC12062011 Dream Gift Gate: Shop 113, Trendy Zone, 580 Nathan Road, Mongkok.
夢之駅: 旺角彌敦道580號潮流特區113號舖
My Melody - PU Phone Pouch
537PRC12062011 Standard System Company: Rm. 122, Mongkok Computer Center, 8 Nelson Road, Mongkok, Kowloon.
標準系統公司: 九龍旺角奶路臣街8號旺角電腦中心122室
Black and white check phone pouch
539PRC12062011 Shop C2A, Sin Tat Plaza, 83 Argyle Street, Mongkok.
數碼廊: 旺角亞皆老街83號先達廣場室C2A號舖
Fabric bag phone pouch
540PRC12062011 Shop C2A, Sin Tat Plaza, 83 Argyle Street, Mongkok.
數碼廊: 旺角亞皆老街83號先達廣場室C2A號舖
Purple fabric bag phone pouch
544PRC12062011 New Big Finger: 18 Tung Choi Street, Mongkok.
新手指: 通菜街18號地舖
Harry Bear phone pouch
545PRC12062011 New Big Finger: 18 Tung Choi Street, Mongkok.
新手指: 通菜街18號地舖
Harry Bear's school phone pouch
547PRC12062011 Shop C1A, Sin Tat Plaza, 83 Argyle Street, Mongkok.
A電訊: 旺角亞皆老街83號先達廣場室C1A號舖
Blue bling bling case
549PRC12062011 Mi's collection:Shop no.129, King Wah Centre, 628 Nathan Road, Mongkok.
Mi's Collection: 旺角彌敦道628號瓊華中心129號舖
iPhone4/4S豹紋系列 case
566PRC12062011 market stall, 24 Tung Choi Street, Mongkok.
旺角通菜街24號對出排檔
Copper card case
601PRC12062011 market stall, 61B Tung Choi Street, Mongkok.
旺角通菜街61B號對出排檔
Blue iPad Case
602PRC12082011 167 Sai Yee Street, Mongkok, KLN
寄賣行: 旺角花園街167號地舖
Photo frame men in love
603PRC12082011 168 Sai Yee Street, Mongkok, KLN
寄賣行: 旺角花園街167號地舖
Stars photo Frame
606PRC12082011 Fu Chong Toys Co., Ltd
富昌玩具有限公司: 旺角弼街73A地下(九龍)
Christmas Decoration Bell

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