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2009-06-06 08:57:32

U.S. toymaker Mattel Inc. and its Fisher-Price unit will pay a $2.3 million fine over lead paint allegations, officials say. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Friday it reached a settlement with the El Segundo, Calif., toymaker in a dispute that stemmed from a 2007 series of product recalls, The Wall Street Journal reported. Under the deal, the companies deny the allegations, in which the CPSC contended Mattel knowingly imported and distributed up to 900,000 non-compliant toys...

2009-03-02 11:58:12

India lifted a ban on toys from China after Indian companies complained the ban was hurting their businesses. Indian Minister of Industry and Commerce Kamal Nath signed an order retracting the ban effective Monday, Xinhua reported. The ban, which China called protectionism, was a put in place a month ago over safety concerns, Xinhua reported. But, prices of toys soared as much as 100 percent and stocks ran low, merchants said. India said earlier that Chinese manufacturers could resume sending...

2009-01-17 12:34:55

Recalls, higher production costs and the global recession are being blamed for the closure of nearly 1,000 Chinese toy exporters in one province. Xinhua, China's state-run news agency, reported Saturday that 922 toy exporters in Guangdong province closed in 2008. The province still has 2,167 toy exporters. Li Zhuoming, head of the Guangdong Toy Association, said rising prices for raw materials and labor pushed production costs up 25 percent for most companies. The news agency reported large...

2008-09-18 00:00:08

By Frank Ching FOUR years ago, tragedy struck China when a company cheated parents by selling baby formula with little or no nutritional value. This led to the deaths of at least 12 infants and the severe malnutrition of hundreds more, with potential long-lasting consequences. Then, last year, an international scare broke out after it was discovered that pet food imported from China was causing the death of hundreds of dogs and cats in North America because the food had been laced with...