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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Toys in China

Another interesting Times piece about Chinese-made defective products, this time focusing on toys.  Though I read all of the recall notices from the CPSC, I had not specifically noticed that every one of the 24 kinds of toys recalled this year originated in China.  Given the market share, it's not a completely shocking fact, but it's at least notable.  This also caught my eye:

Just in the last month, a ghoulish fake eyeball toy made in China was recalled after it was found to be filled with kerosene.

First: Yuck.  Second: Doesn't the Restatement have almost that precise example (other than the "ghoulish fake eyeball" part) as an illustration, maybe in the deterioration section?  I'm in an airport when writing this and -- I hope this won't disappoint any readers -- I don't travel with the Restatement in hand, but I very strongly remember a ball-filled-with-poison example.

--BC

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