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Revista Cubana de Higiene y Epidemiología

versión impresa ISSN 0253-1751versión On-line ISSN 1561-3003


SUAREZ PITA, Maritza T.. Ten years of work related to the health registry of toys in Cuba. Rev Cubana Hig Epidemiol [online]. 2010, vol.48, n.2, pp.218-225. ISSN 0253-1751.

Toys are a vital tool for the development of children, thus, it is a priority the fulfillment of requirement of its safe to avoid the risks of health damage. An effective tool to verify and to control the toys' safe is its safe. In Cuba, prior to its marketing, the toys underwent a health registry process, which end with the granting of a health certification endorsing its safe. The objective of present paper is to offer a synthesis of the work performed by the Toy's Health Registry in Cuba from 1999 to 2009 and also some considerations to improve this activity. During ten years of work 1993 certificates were approved, rejecting 79 toy's references by different causes including the deficiencies in the finished product, lack of labeling or a incorrectness of it and design problems. A technical consultancy to enterprises that are part of the distribution and production line, lecturer and courses have been given and the participation in workshops allowing the exchange among the specialists. At present times it is working in the strengthen of safe requirements for toys in agreement with the scientific progresses, the market evolution and a great knowledge on health and safe matters.

Palabras clave : Toys; health registry; health certificate.

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