Suspected carcinogens in plastic toys designed for children under three may be banned by the European Union, but Greenpeace says the move does not go far enough. Greenpeace China spokeswoman Luisa Tam said the ban should extend to toys for children of all ages. 'The scope is too narrow and all PVC toys for kids of all ages should be banned,' she said. Ms Tam renewed her demand for the Hong Kong Government to immediately ban the manufacture of PVC toys that contain phthalates - a chemical compound found in PVC - which the group says is carcinogenic. Greenpeace is campaigning against the manufacture of PVC toys in the SAR. Two weeks ago it held a protest at Toys 'R' Us, placing warning stickers on toys. But a chemical industry group attacked the European Consumer Protection Commission for bowing to pressure and proposing the ban. The Association of International Chemical Manufacturers accused the commission of yielding to scare tactics, and insisted phthalates pose no hazard to children when properly used in toys.