Chapter 10

‘Made in China’: rules andregulations versus corporatecodes of conduct in the toy sector

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Alice Kwan and Stephen Frost

Sometimes it's not hard to imagine that almost everything available on the shelves of your local toy store originates from a factory somewhere else. Pick up any toy and you are more likely to find an inscription showing it was made in Indonesia, Thailand or Mexico than in the United States, Britain or Germany. It is no secret that manufacturing has moved offshore, especially now that the big players in the toy industry are spending large amounts of money and effort trying to convince consumers that toys made overseas ...

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