Skip to comments.China will eliminate lead paint in toy exports
Posted on 09/11/2007 8:34:05 AM PDT by Hydroshock
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Tuesday an agreement with Chinese officials aimed at stopping the use of lead paint on Chinese-made toys that are exported to the United States.
At a "Consumer Product Safety Summit" underway in Washington, the CPSC said that China's General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) had agreed "to take immediate action to eliminate the use of lead paint on Chinese manufactured toys exported to the United States."
Although the United States has banned the sale of toys made with lead paint since 1978, those products continue to seep into the domestic market.
This year, Mattel (Charts, Fortune 500), the world's largest toymaker, faced three toy recalls that affected millions of its toys made in China. Mattel said those toys posed lead poisoning and choking risks to small children.
Another toymaker, RC2 Corp. recalled 1.5 million "Thomas & Friends" wooden railway toys in June that were also made in China over concerns that the surface paints on the toys contained lead.
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Great, now if we can just get the landmines out of our soccer fields, we’ll be making some decent progress!
It’s not about getting the lead out of the children’s toys, it’s why it was allowed to be there in the first place - along with the colossal list of other harmful imports from the ChiComs.
“Good news, Chuck! I stopped beating my wife today! Let’s drink to it.”
Plutonium and arsenic, however, aren't mentioned in the agreement, and if we ask nicely, the Chi Comms promise to look into it.
Well, isn’t that mighty nice of them. And after Chinese toy import sales have been dropping.
Does anyone believe that the Chinese government can be trusted any further than you can throw them?
I remain incredulous.
but keep it for their own children.
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