translated from Spanish: Josefina Vazquez Mota proposes putting labels on war toys

Just as a food labeling law was established, warning of excesses of some elements in its ingredients, such as sugar, among others, Senator Josefina Vázquez Mota, chairwoman of the Committee on the Rights of Children and Adolescents, presented a similar proposal for war-type toys with special signage. This proposal would be to update NOM-015-SCFI-2007 which deals with commercial labeling information for toys. Vazquez Mota explained that the upper house has worked for the right to peace of children and adolescents, but this is a challenge on the agenda.
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He said that the Republic’s Senate had worked for the right to peace for children and adolescents, and that there was a major challenge on the children’s agenda, since eight out of ten children in Mexico were not allowed to take to the streets because of the problem of insecurity, she said during the appearance of the holder of the Secretariat of the Economy, Graciela Márquez Colín.

He also stated that the object was not to ban them, but to establish a legend or warning for toys of this kind that «points out the violence it may cause and thus contribute to the construction of peace, in a country where it is possible to live without fear,» he said. For her part, Graciela Márquez Colín, Secretary of Economy, who appeared before the Senate of the Republic, offered that a working group be made and that the standardization process be established to gather the interests of consumers and industry.

In Mexico toy weapons can be seen in various stalls in the popular verbenas/File

In this wording, Márquez Colín stated that the unit in his care protects the superior and common good interests, as was done with NOM-051 on labelling for food and non-alcoholic beverages. He assured that they have worked to ensure that this institutional scaffolding would give them the most modern tools, so that they could be applied and have the standards that were met.



Original source in Spanish

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