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sirgalahad2010
16-08-2007, 05:16 PM
US toy manufacturer Mattel has announced a second major recall of toys made in China.

Earlier, Mattel recalled 1.5 million made-in-China toys worldwide, due to worries over lead paint or tiny magnets that kids might swallow.

The latest recall, involving made-in-China Mattel toys, include popular toys like Barbie dolls, Batman action figures and Polly Pocket playsets.

In Singapore, Mattel has used the newspapers to inform parents that the following toys should be taken away from their children immediately:

- Polly Pocket dolls
- "Sarge" cars from the movie "Cars"
- Batman
- Barbie and Tanner accessory set
- Sesame Street Shape Sorter
- Barney Best Manners Phone
- Dora's House Figure
- Dora's Talking House

For details, check the Mattel website (http://www.service.mattel.com).

I am reminded that most of the cheap toys sold at mom-and-pop shops in Malaysia are made in China.

great
16-08-2007, 08:28 PM
really???


I don't think so.

I play "China-made toys " severeal years,when I was a child,I never saw those problem,all of my realtive all play "China-made toys " never got problem.

I think it's just fuss. if you play "China-made toys " , you will know

jianwei85
16-08-2007, 10:01 PM
This thread should be aptly renamed, "Dubious quality control of suppliers in Chinese Factories."

Do not just use a general topic. It is very misleading to say that ALL CHINESE FACTORIES MAKES DUBIOUS QUALITY TOYS. BE WARY OF THEM.

There are many steps n processes in producing a toy and many suppliers as well. IMHO, It is a matter of QUALITY CONTROL.

steelydan
16-08-2007, 10:50 PM
China is in a transition phase. It is good that the current set back have woke up the government to improve on their quality and standard. Perhaps one day china will be like Japan in terms of quality and high standard. We use to dislike japanese products in the 50s & 60s. We felt that they were cheap and not durable. Some even said that their cars were made of Milo tins.Those days we worship everything British or German made. Remember Telefunken, Grundig or Philips? Where are they now as compared with Japan.
Having said that, the US also has a hidden agenda to tame the chinese economy as they are losing billions of dollars in trade deficit. The Americans are losing their jobs because of cheap imports. Therefore this is a very good opportunity to bring "them' down.

KelvC
17-08-2007, 09:59 AM
Last night I was thinking of the same thing as well. I recalled reading the reason for the recall was due to the toxic paint on the metalic toys which a toddler could put the toy into their mouth (or something along that line). With this in mind, it has brought me to this particular concern:

A certain oil station company sold me a Ferrari toy which IanC loves! However, when i checked last night, it is (1) made in China and (2) it is also a metalic toy with paint. So is this company going to issue a public assurance press conference?

I'm going to hide the Ferrari from IanC until i have some confidence that the toy does not pose a health threat to my toddler.

firefox
17-08-2007, 10:16 AM
Of late there has been lots of news regading sub standard and dangerous goods coming from China..whether its political motivated or not we should be wary of their products..at least if a shoe is made in China we would know but how about processsed food?... i wont take chances, and i am aslo against China's child labour abuse that is rampant.

great
17-08-2007, 12:00 PM
processsed food actually is good, so many post say that bad food was processsed in China, I never ate before,for many people who live in China also never ate before,for those usually go to China also never ate those food, if read Chinapress (http://www.chinapress.com.my/content_new.asp?dt=2007-07-15&sec=world&art=0715wf25.txt)

“Food exports of sinister,India over China,The report also showed that the United States was returned to the sinister food or labeled as a blacklist of food, in China there after the Dominican Republic, Denmark, Vietnam, Japan, Italy and Indonesia.”

uchangeng
17-08-2007, 05:22 PM
The Chinese toy factory owner hang himself last week after the government revoked his export licence. Dead in an apparent suicide. He paid all his workers before he took his own live.

A few hundreds of his workers are now without a job.

The toy industry in China is now in serious jeapordy.

great
18-08-2007, 10:52 AM
指主流媒体夸大报道 美专家称中国制造瑕不掩瑜 (http://news.xinhuanet.com/overseas/2007-08/17/content_6551260.htm)


The international agricultural and food processing consultant, Pacific Commerce Group CEO Mack Ramsay had visited China more than 10 times, visited Anhui, Hebei, Liaoning, Shandong and other places to visit for. He noted that in his impression, many of China's food processing in the plant health, quality management, and so on to have a good performance, compared to American food factory favorably.

Food safety high on agenda (http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2007-08/18/content_6032735.htm)

China issued its first White Paper on food safety on Friday, and on the same day Vice-Premier Wu Yi was named as the head of a 19-member Cabinet-level panel to oversee product quality and food safety.

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/image_e/logo_cdcomcn_1.gif (http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2007-08/18/content_6032735.htm)


The State Council has established the quality of the food products safety leadership group headed by Wu Yi (http://news.xinhuanet.com/politics/2007-08/17/content_6550434.htm)

great
18-08-2007, 11:00 AM
新西兰食品安全局称中国食品经检测符合质量标准 (http://news.xinhuanet.com/newscenter/2007-08/16/content_6545546.htm)

New Zealand Food Safety Authority said Chinese food tested conform to quality standards

Xinhuanet WELLINGTON, August 16 . New Zealand Food Safety Authority report released on the 16th, food inspection results show that imports from China are fully consistent with New Zealand food hygiene and safety standards.

综述:中国食品安全卫生管理得到国际普遍认可 (http://news.xinhuanet.com/politics/2007-08/16/content_6539811.htm)

Roundup : China's food safety and sanitation management has been generally recognized by international.

At present, China has a total national commission to accept a meeting of more than 100 overseas delegations official censorship registered enterprises control the overall health assessment, and on-the-spot meeting of China's 690 export factories food enterprises registered inspection, the international counterparts generally recognized.

great
18-08-2007, 11:05 AM
Full Text: White Paper on Food Quality and Safety (http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2007-08/17/content_6032557.htm)(Xinhua)
Updated: 2007-08-17 21:24

The State Council Information Office published on Friday a white paper entitled The Quality and Safety of Food in China.The document, composed of five chapters, describes the Chinesegovernment's efforts in enhancing the level of food quality andimproving the situation of food safety over the past years. The fulltext of the white paper follows:

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/image_e/logo_cdcomcn_1.gif (http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2007-08/17/content_6032557.htm)

great
18-08-2007, 11:14 AM
出口新加坡蔬菜合格率为100% (http://news.xinhuanet.com/newscenter/2007-08/13/content_6523948.htm)
Singapore's exports of vegetables a pass rate of 100%

August 13 -reporter on13th learned from the quality testing bureau that, according to theSingapore food and agriculture bureau circular, this July Chinaexported the Singapore vegetables all to pass the new sideagricultural remnant examination, has not discovered not qualified.

去年日本进口中国食品抽检合格率高于美国 (http://news.xinhuanet.com/newscenter/2007-08/10/content_6505271.htm)
Last year, Japan's imports from China qualified food sampling rate higher than the United States

According to Japan's latest one "international trade" weekly reports, in 2006 Japan imported from other countries the food, Chinese food sampling pass rate higher than the United States.

great
18-08-2007, 11:20 AM
Chinese officals defend food quality, criticize foreign media "fabrications" (http://english.china.com/zh_cn/news/china/11020307/20070803/14257550.html)

BEIJING, Aug. 2 (Xinhua) -- A senior Chinese official has lambasted foreign media for fabricating scares over Chinese food products.


China Calls for Global Co-op to Improve Food Safety (http://english.china.com/zh_cn/news/china/11020307/20070816/14282149.html)

China Wednesday called for global cooperation to improve food safety, noting that it along with product quality are an international problem.

great
18-08-2007, 02:45 PM
Ministry wants better food, and more of it (http://english.people.com.cn/200703/01/eng20070301_353374.html)

China's livestock sector will be further scrutinized this year under a raft of plans aimed at producing better, healthier food.
Chinese lawmakers fret about food safety (http://english.people.com.cn/200705/07/eng20070507_372510.html)

Food safety has become a major issue of concern for Chinese lawmakers,as 19 motions and 78 suggestions were proposed to improve food qualityduring the annual session of China's top legislature this March.
China steps up monitoring of food quality, safety (http://english.people.com.cn/200701/23/eng20070123_343765.html)

China's food safety officials will tighten supervision over farmproduce safety, especially with fresh vegetables and aquatic products,said Agriculture Minister Sun Zhengcai here Monday.
Chinese experts call for food tracking system to ensure safety (http://english.people.com.cn/200612/07/eng20061207_329414.html)

China should set up a national tracking system for agriculturalproducts so their points of origin can be determined if the productsare defective or dangerous, according to a report.

great
18-08-2007, 02:58 PM
China strengthens quality control on food exports (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2007-08/17/content_6555767.htm)



BEIJING, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese government is determined to step up fight to prevent substandard foodstuffs from going overseas, said a white paper issued here on Friday


White paper: China takes measures to supervise imported food (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2007-08/17/content_6553316.htm)



BEIJING, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) -- China uncovered 12,292 tons of illegally imported meat in 2006 and the first half of 2007, according to a white paper on the country's food safety issued by the Information Office of the State Council on Friday.


White paper: China steps up supervision on food workshops (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2007-08/17/content_6553350.htm)



BEIJING, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) -- China has stepped up nationwide monitoring on food workshops with fewer than ten employees to ensure food quality and safety, said a white paper issued here on Friday.



White paper: China builds food safety law regime, technological guarantee system (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2007-08/17/content_6553336.htm)



BEIJING, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) -- China has established a complete law regime and technological guarantee system for food safety, said a white paper on China's food safety issued by the Information Office of the State Council on Friday afternoon.




White paper reveals figures for China's food exports (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2007-08/17/content_6553070.htm)


BEIJING, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) -- A white paper issued by the Information Office of the State Council on Friday said 477 batches of food products out of 55,000 exported to the United States were rejected in the first half of 2007, an acceptance rate of 99.1 percent.


White paper: China among world's top ten in green food farming (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2007-08/17/content_6554218.htm)



BEIJING, Aug. 18 (Xinhua) -- China is one of the top ten growers of green food in the world, with 2.03 million hectares producing certificated organic products, a white paper says.


White paper: China pledges to prevent substandard food exports (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2007-08/17/content_6554927.htm)



BEIJING, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) -- China issued a whitepaper on food safety Friday with a pledge to prevent the export ofsubstandard food.

85.1% of China's food products qualified in 1st half of 2007 (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2007-08/17/content_6550821.htm)


BEIJING, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) -- A white paper issued onFriday by the Information Office of China's State Council revealed that85.1 percent of the country's food products passed quality checks inthe first half of the year.


China calls for global cooperation to improve food safety (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2007-08/16/content_6542675.htm)

WASHINGTON,Aug. 15 (Xinhua) -- China Wednesday called for global cooperation toimprove food safety, noting that it along with product quality is aninternational problem.

expat1609
19-08-2007, 07:25 PM
This thread should be aptly renamed, "Dubious quality control of suppliers in Chinese Factories."

Do not just use a general topic. It is very misleading to say that ALL CHINESE FACTORIES MAKES DUBIOUS QUALITY TOYS. BE WARY OF THEM.

There are many steps n processes in producing a toy and many suppliers as well. IMHO, It is a matter of QUALITY CONTROL.

very true, i believe

fair enough they inform and call back toys found faulty

and i think 90% of toys are MADE IN CHINA nowadays :rolleyes:

great
24-08-2007, 08:28 PM
China launches four-month crackdown on inferior goods, unsafe food (http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90778/6246813.html)

The Chinese government on Thursday started a four-month nationwide campaign to improve the quality of goods and food safety.



'Special war' launched to raise quality (http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2007-08/24/content_6038845.htm)

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/images/attachement/jpg/site1/20070824/001320d12393083872dc1e.jpg


Vice-Premier Wu Yi (C) speaks at a national teleconference concerning product quality in Beijing on August 23, 2007.



The government Wednesday declared a four-month "special war" against poor product quality and supervision after a spate of safety concerns over Chinese products worldwide.

great
24-08-2007, 08:37 PM
China Launches Crackdown on Inferior Goods, Unsafe food (http://english.cri.cn/2946/2007/08/24/1042@265427.htm)


The Chinese government on Thursday started a four-month nationwide campaign to improve the quality of goods and food safety.


Quality Labeling Aims to Curb Illegal Food Exports (http://english.cri.cn/2946/2007/08/23/189@264985.htm)


Foreign food importers will be able to tell certified Chinese foodproducts from fake ones thanks to a "CIQ" mark that all legal foodexports are required to carry on their packaging from next month.

85.1 pct of Food Products Qualified in First Half of 2007: State Council (http://english.cri.cn/2946/2007/08/17/168@262765.htm)

A white paper issued on Friday by the InformationOffice of China's State Council revealed that 85.1 percent of thecountry's food products passed quality checks in the first half of theyear.

China Calls for Global Co-op to Improve Food Safety (http://english.cri.cn/2946/2007/08/16/189@262255.htm)

China Wednesday called for global cooperation to improve food safety,noting that it along with product quality are an international problem.

Govt Pours over $1Bln on Drug, Food Safety (http://english.cri.cn/2946/2007/08/08/176@259143.htm)


China will invest 8.8 billion yuan (around 1.2 billion U.S.dollars) to improve food and drug supervision, China's food and drugwatchdog announced on Wednesday.

USJ27Resident
06-09-2007, 08:06 PM
ironic isn't it....

... consumers want to buy cheaper stuff, retailers want to sell cheaper stuff, wholesalers want to supply cheaper stuff, manufacturers want to manufacture yet cheaper stuff... and what do you get, cheap as chips stuff... now how to get proper QC when it already cost next to nothing!

... and not forgetting the tens of million chinese workers slaving away making this cheaper stuff for the world to have... and being paid pittance too :rolleyes:

so in effect... who is to blame? if Quality and High Standards are required ~ try sourcing it from Switzerland, see how much it would cost instead... here we want QC but expect it from a RMB1 product... mana ada...

heard of WYSIWYG.... now this is WYPIWYG !!!