Story on Bloomberg.com reportsMattel has agreed with the CPSC to pay a $2.3 million fine for importing toys containing dangerous levels of lead. The fine relates to 95 of the company’s toy models, including Barbie toys and “Cars” toys.
The CPSC reported that Mattel imported 900,000 toys between September 2006 and August 2007 that violated lead standards. These products were imported from China. As a result of these findings, Mattel recalled more than 21 million toys made in China, after they were found to contain high levels of lead or dangerous designs.
The lead situation is not the only problem related to Chinese imports. As reported here, there have been recent recalls of dangerous Chinese milk products and medical products.