Thursday, January 24, 2008

China will be haunted by its inability to enforce product safety.

And consumers of China's products will take years and years to forget:
WASHINGTON, Jan. 24 The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall of about 15,000 "Big Wooden Blocks" and "Jumbo Wooden Train" sets due to high lead content.

The CPSC said the toys, imported from China by Christmas Tree Shops of South Yarmouth, Mass., contain surface paint that might violate the federal lead paint standard.

The Big Wooden Blocks sets contain 30 or 60 colorful block pieces in 11 geometric shapes. The Jumbo Wooden Train sets contain 70 wooden pieces, including trees, stop and railroad crossing signs, a red wooden engine and green train cars.

The recall involves Big Wood Blocks sets with UPC 14559211 and 14559235, as well as 70-piece Jumbo Wooden Train sets with UPC 14217340.

The recalled products were sold across Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states from October 2006 through November 2007 for between $4 and $20.

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