China-made toys: be careful!
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"
- 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.
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
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.
WheRe aRt ThOu?!
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.
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.
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.
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
“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.”
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.
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Full Text: White Paper on Food Quality and Safety(Xinhua)
Updated: 2007-08-17 21:24
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