Chapter . Chinese Toy Recall

Toy giant Mattel sent parents reeling this year when they recalled more than 20 million toys that were decorated with poisonous, lead paint. The company chalked the problems up to shoddy oversight at its manufacturing plants in China and apologized to the government of China. The manager of the Chinese toy factory committed suicide. Hot on the heels of poison pet food and toothpaste scandals, the Chinese government executed a government minister as a scapegoat in an ongoing nightmare that brought news of one unsafe Chinese product after another throughout the year. For their part, cartoonists had fun playing with the toy recall. From toxic toy trucks to baleful Barbies, poison playthings were off the shelves at stores ...

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