Archive for the ‘hazards’ Category

China toy group says was aware of problems

August 15, 2007

By Ben Blanchard and Vivi Lin

BEIJING (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. 

China has been struggling to convince the world its products are safe after a series of scandals over everything from tainted pet food and drugs to tires, toys and toothpaste.