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Chinese toys as safe as those made elsewhere
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Updated: 2007-11-10 16:39


OTTAWA - Despite the media attention paid to the alleged dangers associated with Chinese-made toys, they pose no more risk than toys made elsewhere and may even be safer, a Canadian study has found.

The recalls of Chinese-made toys are no more frequent than of toys made elsewhere, says the study, which was published Thursday by the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APFC).

The study, entitled "Toy Import and Recall Levels: Is there a Connection," says the recall of Chinese toys only seem more common because China produces by far the most toys.

The study was written by Professor Paul W. Beamish of the University of Western Ontario, Hari Bapuji and Andre Laplume, both of the University of Manitoba.

According to their report, although the number of China-related toy recalls is growing, this increase is not out of proportion with the increases in recalls from other countries.

Toy imports from other countries are proportionately recalled as often as or more often than their Chinese counterparts, and, unlike China, manufacturing problems are more likely to be the cause of these recalls, it says.

In 2004, four firms recalled 150 million pieces of toy jewelery made in India because they contained excessive amounts of lead. In 2002, approximately 75,000 South Korean-made pedal-cars, retailing at between 100 to 300 US dollars, were recalled because of their high lead content, says the study.

In other words, at worst, Chinese toys are as safe as those toys made elsewhere. At best, they are even safer, the study says.

The professors also noticed that while toy recalls have increased steadily since 1988, most recalls are the result of toy design defects, not manufacturing problems.

In an earlier report entitled "Toy Recalls - Is China Really the Problem?", Bapuji and Beamish pointed out that of the 550 US toy recalls since 1988, 420, more than three quarters, involved design flaws and only a tenth of recalls involved manufacturing flaws.

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2007-11/10/content_6245404.htm


Here is the proof, please read through

http://www.asiapacific.ca/analysis/pubs/pdfs/rr/2007/toyrecalls.pdf
 

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all thsi crap about chinese products being tainted is all western propaganda by govenments to scare ppl from letting chinese manufacturers taking over the west..
they cud be focussing on crimes and major death tolls around the world.

but this is more important in their agenda rite now:mad:

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Chinese toys as safe as those made elsewhere
(Xinhua)
Updated: 2007-11-10 16:39


OTTAWA - Despite the media attention paid to the alleged dangers associated with Chinese-made toys, they pose no more risk than toys made elsewhere and may even be safer, a Canadian study has found.

The recalls of Chinese-made toys are no more frequent than of toys made elsewhere, says the study, which was published Thursday by the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APFC).

The study, entitled "Toy Import and Recall Levels: Is there a Connection," says the recall of Chinese toys only seem more common because China produces by far the most toys.

The study was written by Professor Paul W. Beamish of the University of Western Ontario, Hari Bapuji and Andre Laplume, both of the University of Manitoba.

According to their report, although the number of China-related toy recalls is growing, this increase is not out of proportion with the increases in recalls from other countries.

Toy imports from other countries are proportionately recalled as often as or more often than their Chinese counterparts, and, unlike China, manufacturing problems are more likely to be the cause of these recalls, it says.

In 2004, four firms recalled 150 million pieces of toy jewelery made in India because they contained excessive amounts of lead. In 2002, approximately 75,000 South Korean-made pedal-cars, retailing at between 100 to 300 US dollars, were recalled because of their high lead content, says the study.

In other words, at worst, Chinese toys are as safe as those toys made elsewhere. At best, they are even safer, the study says.

The professors also noticed that while toy recalls have increased steadily since 1988, most recalls are the result of toy design defects, not manufacturing problems.

In an earlier report entitled "Toy Recalls - Is China Really the Problem?", Bapuji and Beamish pointed out that of the 550 US toy recalls since 1988, 420, more than three quarters, involved design flaws and only a tenth of recalls involved manufacturing flaws.

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2007-11/10/content_6245404.htm


Here is the proof, please read through

http://www.asiapacific.ca/analysis/pubs/pdfs/rr/2007/toyrecalls.pdf
 

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I also have to agree it's a propaganda. China is the factory of the world and bearing that in mind you seldomly hear news about quality problems. Chinese consumer products are indeed reasonable in quality and good enough for any market in the world.

All this excess news coverage is destroying the image of Chinese quality and we will be hearing from this for years. "But does it have lead paint?", is a common question when a new Chinese car is unveiled in Internet message boards. (I know it's only Internet, but it's annoying)
 
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