Skip to comments.Mattel recalling more Chinese-made toys
Posted on 08/14/2007 8:55:14 AM PDT by bannie
Toy-making giant Mattel Inc. issued recalls Tuesday for about 9 million Chinese-made toys that contain magnets children can swallow or which could have lead paint.
The recalls includes 7.3 million play sets, including Polly Pocket dolls and Batman action figures, and 253,000 die cast cars that contain lead paint. The action was announced on the company's Web site and at a news conference here by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Nancy A. Nord, acting CPSC chairman, said no injuries had been reported with any of the products involved in the new recall. Several injuries had been reported in an earlier Polly Pocket recall last November.
"The scope of these recalls is intentionally large to prevent any injuries from occurring," she told the news conference.
It was the latest blow to the toy industry, which has had a string of recalled products from China. With more than 80 percent of toys sold worldwide made in China, toy sellers are nervous that shoppers will shy away from their products.
The recall involving lead paint was Mattel's second in two weeks. Earlier this month, consumers were warned about 1.5 million Chinese-made toys that contain lead paint.
"There is no excuse for lead to be found in toys entering this country," Nord said. "It's totally unacceptable and it needs to stop."
Toys recalled Tuesday include 253,000 "Sarge" cars, because the surface paint could contain lead levels in excess of federal standard. The 2 1/2-inch, 1-inch high car looks like a military jeep.
Also recalled were 345,000 Batman and "One Piece" action figures, 683,000 Barbie and Tanner play sets and 1 million Doggie Day Care play sets.
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They are our enemy, yet the limp-wristed GOP voted in permanent most favored nation trading status for these communist scammers.
AND we sold ‘em all of our “scrap metal.”
Anyone else recall the scrap metal drives of WWII? They have a large plan.
Billyclinton aided and abetted ‘em in selling them our vital military secrets.
Don’t worry, all our top tier candidates will come running to claim strong opposition to Chinese industry as soon as the people become outraged enough for it to become a campaign issue.
And the U.S. gov't is doing everything within its power to help the Chicoms realize that plan.
Okay, we are going to have our old enemy Red China make all of our toys for the Christmas rush. Do we need any quality control practices in place before we jump into this? No, what are they going to do, try to hurt our kids? Today toys, tomorrow cars...
Yep. One of the many reasons I only support one man for president. The only one who plans on grabbing the communists by the throat.
Trial lawyers must be licking their chops. Going to be lots of lawsuits against the Chinese manufacturers and government.
Purchase products that are 100% MADE IN THE USA!
Continue to take a stand and be a voice for our pets and our loved ones! Do everything you can to boycott goods made by China and this includes ingredients made in China, Chinese plant processing and Chinese exporting!
Our animals couldnt speak for themselves.
Were they the canaries of the food chain?
We have to speak for them.
My baby is the first on this video.
We have to protect our families now.
We had to buy school supplies yesterday. My daughters were looking where things were made, and they were concerned about their lunch boxes made in China. The problem is that I don’t know where to buy things made in the US. If I knew, we’d be buying them.
I hope Chinesse industry builds rockets, tanks and planes as well as they make toys...
If so, not much to worry about.
I understand there is a class action suit(sp) against the food producer, hope you joined it, I would.
Hells bells, the chinese tools I had as a college student were enough to raise the red flag. I still have scars on my knuckles. :o)
I wonder how many years this has been going on...and wonder how many others products have lead...
So who gives a damn about Hillary's fake righteous indignation and concern for the chil-l-l-l-ldren.
The Clinton administration between 1993 and 1996 allowed numerous exports of potential ballistic-missile technology to the Chinese government despite China's refusal, in some instances, to allow inspections to assure that the technology was only being used for civilian purposes, according to classified documents and four U.S. government officials. . .Clinton signed the controversial export waiver for Loral.
salon.com: "Clinton administration failed to monitor China's use of missile-technology exports, WHITE HOUSE IGNORED PENTAGON WARNINGS ABOUT DIVERSION OF TECHNOLOGY TO CHINESE MILITARY."
Salon is not exactly a member of the VRWC -- there's a great picture BJ and Bernard L. Schwartz.
Never would have imagined in a 1000 years when I was a kid that Mattel toys would someday be made in China ...:(
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