Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Industry Approves Plan for Testing Toys

The U.S. Toy Industry Association, whose members include Mattel Inc. and Hasbro Inc. said its board unanimously approved a plan for a testing system following the recall of tens of millions of Chinese-made toys last year. The proposal includes more stringent procedures for analyzing safety during the design and manufacturing of toys, as well as the testing of finished products. The $22 billion U.S. toy industry was rocked last year by the recall of tens of millions of Chinese-made products, many for containing excessive lead paint or magnets that could be swallowed. Toymakers and retailers have implemented stricter standards, and Congress introduced legislation to overhaul consumer safety laws.

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