Toys "R" Us issues recall of Chinese-...

Toys "R" Us issues recall of Chinese-made art sets -- South Flo...

There are 4 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Aug 30, 2007, titled Toys "R" Us issues recall of Chinese-made art sets -- South Flo.... In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

Toys "R" Us , the biggest U.S. toy store chain, is recalling thousands of art sets made in China because of excessive levels of lead in some black watercolor paints.

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Spartanburg, SC

#1 Aug 31, 2007
I hope the Chinese are not playing with the toys they make.
If they are, then they will get sick and die, and who will make all the stuff we buy then?

Andrez Lopez

United States

#2 Sep 2, 2007
There will alway be some Chinese making toys for us. Don't worry. They are too many. No matter what, Chinese toys will always be on our shelves. Toys from China will still be coming.

Toy R US will have to do a better job in presenting to their Chinese counterparts with more specific specs and instructions of what they order. Toy R US's 'Quality Assurance Department' or 'Quality Control Department' should be more alert in checking and in inspecting the Chinese adherence to their specs when accepting the finished product before shipping them to the US. The bill for the recall should be shouldered by Toys R US.

Sunol, CA

#3 Jan 26, 2008
IF you search is so careful how did the toys get in the first place? Someone is not watching the back doors and then a kid gets ill oops mistake again.
Andrez Lopez

El Paso, TX

#4 Jan 27, 2008
The toy got here because the SPECS Toy R US sent to their Chinese counterparts were SPECS WITH OMMISSIONS, for which T R U had already apologized to their Chinese counterparts. The raising up of the LEAD PAINT ISSUE was political motivated to bash the Chinese because of their exponentially increment on the production in almost all areas which used to be Made in Japan and Made in Taiwan.

It is good that this bashing occurred because now the US toy companies will be more careful on the oversights and their Chinese manufacturers will learn directly from our governmental agencies.

There has not been any report of children Lead Poisoning, but the Chinese has already taken steps for more precautions and for installing the latest Ameerican inspection equipments at the end of their production lines.

Any bashing is good for China, because as we all can see, they will immediately turn around and do the necessary corrections and improvements. The Made in China labels had replaced the Made in Japan and Made in Taiwan labels in smaller items. Gradually we we be seeing more on the bigger items, such as automobiles. We better be prepared not to get mad.

The back doors are always watched because through back doors manufactured goods are shipped out in the United States as well as in China. Front doors in the United States and in China are for receptions to the offices.

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