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
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, where tainted -made toys recalled in the run up to 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 toysrus.com 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.