G7 ban on silicon

Another reason to avoid silicone toys made in China

In June 2021, the G7 banned all products containing silicon from a large producer that was found to be using forced labor to extract the mineral. Silicon is what silicone polymer is made from.  It is naturally difficult to image some of this cheaply minded silicon didn’t end up in the flood of silicone toys coming out of that country or at least had an effect on the cost of other mined silica there, creating an unfair advantage over US manufacturers.  You can view the full notice on the US customs and border control’s website.