China Province Eyes Libel Suit On Mattel – AFP

From AFP:

A Chinese province is likely to join a planned libel suit against US giant Mattel, accusing the toy maker of harming the region’s reputation, state press said Tuesday.

The government of Guangdong province is considering the suit after Mattel issued a safety recall on more than 21 million Chinese-made toys this summer, but later apologised saying 85 percent of the recall was due to its own design flaws, the China Daily said.

“The incident has stained the reputation of Chinese toy manufacturers and made a large number of toy factories in Guangdong lose a great deal of money,” it quoted Chen Lipeng, director of the province’s fair trade bureau, as saying. [Full Text]


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