Posts Tagged ‘lead poisoning’

Mattel settles lead poison suit

December 15, 2008

The toy company will pay 38 states $12 million settlement for claims that its toys manufactured in China contained excessive lead.  That figures out to be $300,000 per state.   Is that about the cost of the lawsuits?

Mattel is also suppose to adhere to stricter for lead in toys.  How strict?  I’m not sure  this is big consumer victory.  I’ll see what others say.


Toys not safe enough

November 26, 2008

Last year hazardous toys sent 80,000 children under five to the emergency room.  The Consumer Product Safety Commission has stronger protections in place BUT many of them do not take place until 2009 and a key provision has been suspended indefinitely.  And the biggest shopping season for children’s toys is still to come in 2008

Trouble in Toyland