Reebok paying record $1 million fine for recalled bracelets that contained toxic lead levels

There are 1 comment on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Mar 19, 2008, titled Reebok paying record $1 million fine for recalled bracelets that contained toxic lead levels. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

Athletic shoe and apparel maker Reebok has agreed to pay a $1 million fine for importing and distributing charm bracelets that contained toxic levels of lead and resulted in the death of a 4-year-old boy.

The civil penalty is the largest ever for a violation of the Federal Hazardous Substances Act and follows a 2006 recall of 300,000 of the Chinese made bracelets, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday.

The previous record fine of $600,000 was paid by Winco Fireworks in 2005 for importing dangerous fireworks from China, according to an agency spokeswoman. Read more

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tofu

Taipei, Taiwan

#1 Mar 27, 2008
does anybody actually know from whom reebok bought these bracelet ? must from a U.S. specialy impoter ?

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