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China Calls Toy Recall ‘Responsible’ But Doesn’t Itself Take Responsibility

August 23, 2007

By AUDRA ANG, Associated Press

BEIJING – China on Thursday said a global recall of millions of its toys was the responsible thing to do, but said that was the result of new industry standards — not poor quality.

Meanwhile, a Cabinet-level panel announced the launch of a nationwide safety campaign focused on food and drugs, as well as increased monitoring of exports. The measures underscored government efforts to win back consumer confidence.

Earlier this month, Mattel Inc. recalled almost 19 million Chinese-made items around the world including dolls, cars and action figures. Some were contaminated with lead paint….

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070823/ap_on_re_
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Report attacks China toy factories

August 22, 2007

HONG KONG, China (Reuters) — A U.S.-based workers’ rights group said it found “brutal conditions” and labor violations at eight Chinese plants that make toys for big multinationals, and called on the companies to take steps for better standards.

China Labor Watch said in a report issued on Tuesday after several months of investigation that the manufacturers — which served a handful of global players, including Walt Disney, Bandai and Hasbro — paid “little heed to the most basic standards of the country”

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http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/
asiapcf/08/21/china.toys.reut/index.html?section=cnn_latest