That means a $6.99 Barbie doll could go up to about $7.70, or a $70 child-friendly digital camera could retail next year for almost $80.
Seems like a pretty cheap way to keep children safe.
$1 to make sure the toy is safe. Bastards for not doing it from the moment they sold thier first toy.
Good to see Mattel now cares about kids! They just announced that they hired a new toy line inspector named Irwin Mainway. They are about to rollout a new product, Bag O' Glass!
Oh great, now they have an excuse to raise toy prices, right before Christmas. If the toy manufacturers had been inspecting their products after outsourcing, they wouldn’t have this problem today. I’m glad I not longer have to buy toys.
NOW WE ARE REALLY DOOMED!
If the toy makers weren’t outsourcing their production to foreigners to make a few extra bucks, Made in America would pretty much guarantee few of the problems that are costing them so much money now.
This is just an excuse to raise prices to recover the money they lost due to out sourcing the work to uncaring foreign companies. Red China anyone??? Sure we can trust them cuz they are our friend!!!/sarc
Kids have way too many toys as it is. Boo hoo if the parents can’t buy a mountain of toys for Christmas this year; I guess they’ll just have to settle for 15 new toys instead of 17.
Maybe this will stop the culturally revolting habit of buying children 100 toys at a time. How about buying them just one, and teaching them the value of moderation right from the start?