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Oh I love it - anyone with a brain could see it was an excuse for China bashing and it was clearly Mattel's fault for bein crap!

Mattel apologizes to China for toy recalls

Toy manufacturer takes 'full responsibility' for three worldwide recalls involving more than 21 million toys, citing design flaws.

September 21 2007: 7:33 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) -- U.S.-based toy giant Mattel issued an extraordinary apology to China on Friday over the recall of Chinese-made toys, taking the blame for design flaws and saying it had recalled more lead-tainted toys than justified.

The gesture by Thomas A. Debrowski, Mattel's executive vice president for worldwide operations, came in a meeting with Chinese product safety chief Li Changjiang, at which Li upbraided the company for maintaining weak safety controls.

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"And Mattel takes full responsibility for these recalls and apologizes personally to you, the Chinese people, and all of our customers who received the toys," Debrowski said.

http://money.cnn.com/2007/09/21/news/inter...sion=2007092107

:lol::lol::lol:

What else can they do to stop people buying Chinese things? Only thing seems to be to kill the dollar...dodgy toothpaste and toys just aern't doing it.

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In a statement issued by the company, Mattel said its lead-related recalls were "overly inclusive, including toys that may not have had lead in paint in excess of the U.S. standards.

Hardly possible to test every batch of every toy once in the market is though- a general, recall no other option, some may have had excess and some not - seems that even the ones that passed may have had a lot more than would be normal and approaching the limit.

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Tests had found that lead levels in paint in recalled toys were as high as 110,000 parts per million, or nearly 200 times higher than the accepted safety ceiling of 600 parts per million.

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Tests had found that lead levels in paint in recalled toys were as high as 110,000 parts per million, or nearly 200 times higher than the accepted safety ceiling of 600 parts per million.

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Yep, and all Mattel's fault...if they'd have been made anywhere else nobody would have mentioned it. If you look round the world to find the factory that will pay its staff the least and use the crappest raw materials all to keep the cost down, what do you expect? Oh, and then you don't bother checking what they're producing? Almost laughable how the press picked it up and ran with it and Mattel almost came out smelling of roses as they'd been let down by those nasty slanty eyed Chinks... <_< (Need a slanty eyed emoticon)

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