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US lawmakers seek stiffer regulation of made-in-China toys; more recalls announced

November 1, 2007

by P. Parameswaran

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US legislators unveiled plans Tuesday for stiffer laws to regulate made-in-China toys after Halloween “treat” buckets and costume teeth became the latest tainted products from the Asian nation to be taken off American store shelves.

The Democratic-controlled Congress expects to introduce a wide-ranging toy and child product safety legislation in the “next few days,” said Bobby Rush, the head
of a House of Representatives panel on commerce, trade and consumer protection.

“We are in intense negotiations as we speak” to forge the Comprehensive Consumer Product Safety Bill, he told a news conference at Capitol Hill, where tainted China-made toys recalled in the run up to Halloween were prominently displayed.

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More China-Made Toys Recalled

WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 (UPI) — The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall of Chinese-made Elite Operations Toys sold by Toys “R” Us because of high levels of lead.

About 16,000 sets of the toys were sold by Toys “R” Us or nationwide. Toys “R” Us initiated the recall when it learned the paint on the toys contained excessive levels of lead, in violation of the federal lead paint standard.

Four recalled military-style Elite Operations toys — manufactured by the Toy World Group Ltd.’s Chun Tat Toys Factory in Guangdong, China — were Super Rigs (product #1004), Command Patrol Center (#1020), Barracuda Helicopter (#1023), and 3 Pack, 8-inch Figures (#1024). The product number is located on the toy’s packaging.

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Bush, China’s Hu tackle thorny issues

September 6, 2007

By Tom Raum, Associated Press 

SYDNEY, Australia – President Bush and Chinese President Hu Jintao tackled contentious issues on Thursday, from climate change and Iran and North Korea to recalls of tainted Chinese food and individual freedoms in China.

“He’s an easy man to talk to. I’m very comfortable in my discussions with President Hu,” Bush said after a face-to-face meeting that lasted about 90 minutes on the sidelines of an Asia-Pacific economic summit.

Hu called the discussion “candid and friendly,” even though it touched on deep U.S.-Chinese differences.

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