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Toy Recalls

Vera Bradley Recalls 98,000 Bear Ring Rattles And Bunny Toys

AP | Posted 03.19.2014 | Parents

NEW YORK (AP) — Vera Bradley is recalling approximately 98,000 bear ring rattles and bunny stuffed toys because a pom-pom tail can detach from the i...

The One Item To Avoid At A Kid's Birthday Party

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 01.25.2013 | Parents

CHICAGO — They may be a big hit at kids' birthday parties, but inflatable bounce houses can be dangerous, with the number of injuries soaring in...

Wisconsinites Strike the First Blow

Jim Worth | Posted 06.07.2011 | Politics
Jim Worth

The Supreme Court election in Wisconsin was the first battle in a protracted fight for democracy. Wisconsin voters, angered by recent political devel...

Fisher-Price Recall 2010: 10 Million Kids' Products Recalled

AP | JENNIFER C. KERR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Fisher-Price is recalling more than 11 million tricycles, toys and high chairs over safety concerns. The Consumer Product Safety C...

Toy Recall: Report Says Small Batteries Are A Rising Danger

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO — Swallowing button batteries can be fatal or cause serious harm, and research suggests that severe injuries in children, though relativ...

Keeping Our Children Safe this Holiday Season

Inez Moore Tenenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Inez Moore Tenenbaum

Fortunately, this year, you can holiday shop for your child or grandchild with more confidence than ever before. That's because there are new rules on your side and the side of America's children.

Consumer Reports Floored By High-Tech Brakes After Toyota Recall

Scott Burgess | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Scott Burgess

The recent recall by Toyota of 3.8 million of vehicles has a lot of people scratching their heads; Floor mats, really?

In the Dangerous Kitchen

Jeremy Haft | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeremy Haft

America is in dire peril when it comes to our food and drug supply. We're connected in one long chain with China, yet neither of us can effectively police quality.


Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Like the Chinese, Obama is a Communist. So you know what that means, right? Obama not only shared his toys, but he, like the Chinese, first tainted them with lead paint.

Mega Brands Recalls 2.4 Million Magnetic Toys

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Toy distributor Mega Brands Inc. recalled about 2.4 million Chinese-made toys Monday, because small magnets could fall out and cause internal damage. ...

101 Dumbest Moments In Business

Fortune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Ah, what a dumb year it was! Fortune chose the absolutely dumbest of the dumb that the gods of fate and humor delivered into our laps - and yours - th...

How To Shop For Safe Toys This Holiday Season

Newsweek | Linda Stern | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

It's a tough year to be a toy-buying parent. In recent months, almost 25 million mostly Chinese-made toys have been recalled because they have dangero...

Overwhelmed By Toy Recalls? Buy Video Games

Los Angeles Times | Alex Pham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Kathleen Buczko, a mother of three, is the toy industry's Grinch this year. She plans to cut her spending on toys by 25%. To the video game industry,...

Producer Of "Date Rape Drug" Toy Apologizes

New York Times | Keith Bradshure | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Hong Kong company that manufactured millions of poisonous toy beads in mainland China issued a public apology today, with the chairman saying that...

Citizen Activists Help ID Unsafe Toys

New York Times | Louise Story | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

When the Consumer Product Safety Commission ordered a recall of half a million pieces of lead jewelry yesterday, it had two unusual partners: Ward Sto...

What Toys Are Safe?

CBS Early Show | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Hannah Storm speaks with Julie Vallese from the Consumer Product Safety Commission about which products are actually safe in the midst of toy recalls ...

EU: China Making Progress On Toy Safety

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

China has made "considerable progress" in tackling exports of dangerous toys and other products after a string of recalls, the European Union's consum...

Mattel Recalls 155,000 Mexican-Made Toys

Reuters | Darren Ennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Mattel Inc, the world's largest toymaker, has recalled 155,000 of its products made in Mexico over safety concerns, an official at the company told Re...

Toy Containing "Date-Rape" Drug Pulled

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Australian officials ordered a popular Chinese-made children's toy pulled from the shelves after scientists found it contained a chemical that convert...

EBay Warns Sellers Hawking Recalled Toys

AP Via Time | RACHEL KONRAD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

EBay Inc. said Tuesday it is sending notices to sellers hawking recalled items, warning that they could be kicked off the Web site and may have to for...

More Chinese-Made Toys, Jewelry Recalled

AP | Christine Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Toys and children's necklaces made in China were recalled Wednesday, including five more items from the popular Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway produc...

Toy Testers Work Overtime To Prep For Holidays

AP Via Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Gone is the 40-hour workweek at Specialized Technology Resources Inc. Boxes of toys are piling up in the middle of its testing lab, workers are coming...

Mattel Apologizes To China Over Recalls, Take Full Blame

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

U.S.-based toy giant Mattel Inc. issued an extraordinary apology to China on Friday over the recall of Chinese-made toys, taking the blame for design ...

Ogilvy Offers China Pro-Bono Advice Over Recall Scandals

PR Week | Ted McKenna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In the wake of recalls involving fish, toothpaste, and other products exported from China, its government has been touting, through state-run media in...

Disney To Start Testing Own Toys For Lead Paint

New York Times | Louise Story | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Reacting to three separate recalls of Mattel toys found to contain unsafe levels of lead paint, The Walt Disney Company said it would begin its own te...