Friday, June 20, 2008

Made in China gets even more toxic

Remember what happened to the toys ‘outsourced’ to China by US toy giant Mattel? They were recalled – as they contained toxic chemicals. Now, after Mattel, it’s the turn of Hamleys, Britain’s biggest toy store, to withdraw children’s jewellery imported from China. Reason? The jewellery contained alarmingly high levels of lead – that could damage the brain, and even become fatal. London’s The Sunday Times claimed that out of 24 units of children’s jewellery bought (in London and Birmingham) as many as eight tested positive for high levels of lead. Of these eight, six had one or more components with more than 80% lead; the recommended international safety limit is 0.06%. In media reports, Paul Currie, trading director at Hamleys, was quoted as saying: “High levels of lead in children’s jewellery are totally unacceptable because this is a product that comes into contact with children.” What’s going on guys? After all, this is no kids’ stuff at all.

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Source : IIPM Editorial, 2008

An IIPM and Professor Arindam Chaudhuri (Renowned Management Guru and Economist) Initiative

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