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Chinese toxic toys will be sent to willing PNG hands

December 6 2007 at 3:34 PM
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Response to Re: Growing fright of Chinese products

I have been reading that Americans have banned these products so what are the Chinese companies to do to keep making their bucks other than start sending these poisonous toys to unsuspecting PNG??? Yupela yet skelim mi poret nogut tru long olgeta samting ikam long ol kantri blo kongkong lain.



Chinese toxic toy factory still making products: report
Nov 11, 2007

HONG KONG (AFP) — The Chinese factory charged with making toys containing toxic substances is still making new products despite a government ban on its exports, a report said Monday.

China's product safety watchdog on Saturday banned all exports made at the Wanqi Product factory in southern China after several children slipped into comas when they swallowed toy beads made there.

But the factory was still producing toys at the weekend, according to the English-language South China Morning Post.

"We have not heard about this recall," a worker told the Hong Kong newspaper.

"But we need to start work on toy dinosaurs now. I don't know if the beads contain toxins or not but we are asked to use gloves when handling chemicals."

The paper added that some workers said they were told to stop making toys on Saturday, while others said the factory had continued to make other items.

Several million sets of the toys -- called "Aqua Dots" in the United States and "Bindeez" in Australia -- have been recalled since the scare was revealed.

On Wednesday the US Consumer Product Safety Commission recalled 4.2 million units of "Aqua Dots" after two children slipped into comas when they ingested a bead. The toy is the product of Australia-based Moose Enterprises.

There have been a string of scandals surrounding suspect toys manufactured in China, prompting several recalls in recent months.

China is the world's top toy exporter, selling 22 billion products overseas last year, 60 percent of the world's total.

 
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