Myths of China and Toys from Forbes Magazine

By Kristie Turck •  Published 11/12/07 •  1 min read

With the holiday’s approaching, parents are growing concerned about toy purchases for their kids and also about toys that will be gifted to their children.   However, as parents and consumers we often feel a little waryy about buying anything in the toy aisle wondering “What if it gets recalled later?”.  While that is a concern and has been affecting the sale of toys this year since the wave of recalls began back in August, Forbes Magazine has published an article to bring us all back to earth regarding toy making in China and there arrival in the U.S.

From the article:

–Misconception: Product design and quality issues are endemic in the toy industry.
–Fact: All of the products recalled so far in 2007 amount to about nine-tenths of 1% of the 3 billion toys sold in the United States each year. There are many hundreds of toy brands (500 in the Toy Industry Association), but only four accounted for 75% of all the products recalled. And just two of those four accounted for about 54% of the toys recalled for excess lead in their paint.

Source: Forbes Magazine – The Myths Of China and Toys