China Christmas Toy Orders Up Despite Quality Fears – Lindsay Beck
Orders for Chinese toys are on the rise in the run-up to Christmas despite a wave of product recalls that have shaken confidence in the safety of Chinese-made goods, the country’s product safety chief said on Wednesday.
Millions of Chinese-made toys have been recalled this year, mostly because of excessive levels of lead in paint and other components, stoking U.S. complaints that lax quality controls were threatening consumers. But Li Changjiang, the head of General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine , said factory owners in the southern province of Guangdong, China’s manufacturing heartland, told him business was booming. [Full Text]
See also: China Defends Quality of Products from AP.
[Image: A consumer stands in a toy stall at a market in Shenyang, by Stringer from Reuters.]