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Posted on 08/14/2007 11:31:18 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
Official: China knew about magnets
BEIJING, China (Reuters) -- China knew about problems with magnets on toys as long ago as March, an industry official said on Wednesday, following a second massive recall of Chinese-made Mattel toys due to hazards from small, powerful magnets.
Mattel's Barbie and Tanner doll set is one of the products being recalled.
1 of 2 Mattel Inc. the largest U.S. toy company, recalled millions more Chinese-made toys on Tuesday due to hazards from the magnets and lead paint, and warned it may recall additional products as it steps up testing.
"We knew about the situation, because since March some toys had been recalled due to magnetic-parts problems," an official with the China Toy Association, who declined to be identified, told Reuters.
She did not elaborate on why it had taken so long for something to be done.
The new recall involves about 18.2 million magnetic toys globally, including 9.5 million in the United States.
(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...
Also lots of Chinese toys with lead paint.
>>China knew about magnets<<
And, China knew about lead in paint, poison in toothpaste, and deadly ingredients in pet food....
How much more will we take? (To save a couple dollars?)
Any label that states, “Totally Grown, Fed, Manufactured, Produced, Packaged, Assembled and Made in USA” is what I will buy.
(Not one that says, “Distributed in the USA”, which means the country of origin is being deliberately hidden)
There are some strong acids in your sromach t hat can corrode many metals and cause them to eenter you blood stream.
The magnets found each other in her intestines and clamped together with tissue in between. It punctured her intestines and it almost killed her...
So that’s the deal with magnets in kids toys...
What possible legitimate reason could there be to deny consumers information about foreign content or manufacture?
If China is synonymous with slave labor, international aggressiveness, army-owned businesses, shoddy workmanship, hazardous products and contamination, that is the problem. The MADE IN CHINA label is not the problem.
That problem cannot be solved by eliminating the label.
As it is now, US consumers are being duped into using dangerous products. How can our government justify taking the side of Chinese manufacturers who have so demonstrably ignored our citizens’ safety and welfare?
It's always the same answer...
"Always the low price. Always." (Wal-Mart slogan)
The low price is more important than enslavement of a billion people. It is more important than the health and safety of American children. It is more important than the brutal torture and murder of dissidents. It is more important than the 750,000 Chinese dying every year from toxic chemicals in China's polluted air and water. The Chinese people often eat food deliberately laced with inedible and even hazardous substances used to "stretch" the volume of food for a seller's profit.
Two magnets usually repel each other. If a magnet attracted another piece on metal to itself, trapping tissue between, one piece was not magnetic.
Not defending the Chinese, just defending reality.
LOL, you might want to check your facts there. :)
“Two magnets usually repel each other”
Magnets have a “north” and “south” pole. Opposite poles attract. If the same poles are near each other one magnet just flips over so opposite poles face each other and then they stick together with twice the force of a single magnet to iron.
And here’s reality: http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/08/14/toy.victim/index.html
I guess I need to get reeducated.
If you want to read the actual story, a link is posted in #14.
It seems that one is the fault of the buyers (as in the corporate buyers who selected these products) and not the manufacturers. They made the toys as designed, with the magnets. The paint on the other hand is a QC issue.
The Chinese have a state policy of killing children. Why should we be surprised if they are a little callous to their safety?
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