The relevant Korean authorities have recently conducted safety inspections on a number of popular feeding pillow in South Korea. The results found that several of the tested products had lead content exceeding the standard, up to 3.1 times the standard value.
Recently, the Korean Consumer Agency conducted a safety test on 16 hot-selling breastfeeding pillows in South Korea. It was found that 7 products contained harmful substances, and the zipper handles of 3 of the products involved were detected to contain excessive lead, which was 3.1 times higher than the safety standard. , The remaining 4 products involved in the incident detected excessive volatile organic compounds such as formaldehyde.
In addition, it was found that many products omit some or all of the conventional label information. At present, the relevant brands have voluntarily announced the recall of the involved products. However, according to CCTV’s investigation, it was discovered that one of the feeding pillow suspected to be involved in the product was on sale on Chinese e-commerce platforms, reminding consumers to buy carefully.
It is understood that the feeding pillow is a kind of multifunctional pillow that is tied to the waist of postpartum mothers to assist breastfeeding. It is an essential product for Korean mothers in daily childcare. On average, newborns touch the nursing pillow for more than 5 hours a day, and the baby will use it for at least 6 months after birth.
The heavy metal lead detected in related products this time is clearly classified as a carcinogen by the World Health Organization. It accumulates in the body for a long time and may directly or indirectly induce children’s mental decline, anemia, and muscle weakness.
To this end, the relevant Korean authorities stated that they will require the National Institute of Technology and Standards of Korea to formulate relevant policies to strengthen the quality supervision of nursing pillows and other maternal and child products based on the results of this safety test.