Questions swirl in toy recall

Questions swirl in toy recall

There are 7 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Jul 2, 2007, titled Questions swirl in toy recall. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

“How did these products manage to enter into commerce?”

U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) on Thursday demanded answers to lots of questions posed to the Oak Brook-based distributor of Thomas & Friends wooden railway toys and the Consumer Product Safety Commission related to the national recall of 1.5 million of the lead-painted toys. 'Given the clarity of the statute, regulation and standards it is hard for me to understand how these products were allowed to enter into commerce,' the senators said in a letter to Curtis Stoelting, RC2 Corp.'s chief executive. Federal statutes ban lead paint. Read more

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Dawn Chapin

Sterling Heights, MI

#1 Aug 6, 2007
When will us Americans learn, Chinese imports are harming our children and pets, why don't we stop these Chinese imports, they could care less about the harmful effects their products have on us? The only ones it will hurt is the Wal-Mart Corporation. They import the largest percent of their product they sell in their stores for China.
rachel meeson

The Dalles, OR

#2 Aug 6, 2007
Actually, most all of the stores you shop in import from china, they all carry the same brands. Even your christmas lights and decorations are not safe. It is up to us to read labels and be more aware of where the products we buy are coming from. We are too trusting and we shouldn't be.
CLD

Christiana, TN

#3 Aug 6, 2007
THIS IS TRUE THAT IS WHY AMERICA SHOULD NOT BE IMPORTING FROM COUNTRIES THAT DO NOT MEET OUR STANDARDS AND COMPANIES SHOULD PAY A PENALTY
FOR DOING SO. WE NEED GOOD AMERICAN FACTORIES HERE SO THE AMERICANS CAN HAVE JOBS. THESE COMPANIES NEED TO QUIT BEING SO GREEDY.
Two Cents

Tucson, AZ

#4 Aug 6, 2007
It is an unfortunate truth that companys sell
what the consumer wants and the consumer wants
cheap toys, TVs, cameras, clothes you name it.
When the consumer DEMANDS quality over price then maybe things will change and the products
will improve. I believe however that price over
quality will always be the driving force and we
are stuck with the result.
banjosocks

Tucson, AZ

#5 Aug 6, 2007
If the toys were made in america this would not have happened.
Pirate Steve

United States

#6 Aug 6, 2007
I'm not against fair competition but the Chinese are not playing with the same rules of business. The US Customs should seize products that are counterfiet or dangerous. Chinese companies should be required to have liability insurance the same as any American company does. The US government should be trying to protect American interests not the Chinese.
Sarahpal

Houston, TX

#7 Aug 6, 2007
Obviously the companies are to blame here. They move out of the country to find cheeper workers and fewer people asking questions of the safety of what we are giving our children, our pets, and our self. Making a QUICK BUCK is more important. We need to have stricter guidelines of imports if we ever literally want to have a future. They dont mind giving us poison. Why should we leave it up to them!!!!

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