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Safety report notes lack of regulation of foreign-made toys.

Safety report notes lack of regulation of foreign-made toys.

The Gilmer (TX) Mirror (12/12) reported, "Most of today's toys are actually made in China or other foreign country, regardless of what label is on the box or what country the manufacturer calls home. These manufacturers aren't held to the same sort of quality control as American companies. This makes it much more difficult to hold those companies accountable when they put a dangerous or defective product on the shelves."

Added to this, a report from the American Association for Justice notes, "Resources for federal regulatory enforcement - such as they are - are dangerously thin, especially as it applies to imported goods." Specifically, "the Consumer Product Safety Commission had only 15 employees to monitor the nearly 30,000 tons of toys that were imported from foreign markets in 2007, and only one person to test those toys for safety."

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