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As a boy, Tom Lowe frequently ordered slot cars and model kits from the Auto World catalog that arrived in his family’s mailbox. And like many other youngsters who built and collected model cars, Lowe says he dreamed of visiting the company’...
Tags: China, Scranton, Restaurants, Hobbies, File Sharing
Tribune staff reporterWe wouldn't blame Santa if he wore a hazmat suit this Christmas. It has been a defective year for toys, with millions recalled because of lead paint, loose magnets and other problems. But here's another kind of recall, a remembrance of facts about toys:...
Tags: Renovation, Television, China, U.S. Military, Restaurants
Tribune staff reporterIn a year already notable for a record number of lead-based recalls, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced seven separate recalls Wednesday of Chinese-manufactured toys and children's jewelry for containing unlawful levels of lead, including...
Tags: China, Toys, Toy Industry, Painting, Children
Associated PressCalifornia Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown on Monday sued 20 companies, including Mattel Inc. and Toys "R" Us, claiming they sold toys containing "unlawful quantities of lead." The suit, filed in Alameda County Superior Court, alleges the companies knowingly...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterMattel Inc. launched another major recall late Tuesday, its third in five weeks, adding more than 840,000 items containing unsafe amounts of lead paint to the list of the millions of Chinese-made toys it has pulled. The recall of 11 different toys...
Tags: Renovation, Los Angeles Times, Death, Product Recalls, China
Associated PressToymaker Fisher-Price is recalling 83 types of toys -- including the popular Big Bird, Elmo, Dora and Diego characters -- because their paint contains excessive amounts of lead. The recall being announced Thursday involves 967,000 plastic toys for...
Tags: Death, Consumer Confidence, Product Recalls, China, Toys
Tribune staff reporterFollowing the fatal strangulation of a 10-month-old boy in Texas, federal safety officials on Thursday announced the recall of more than 400,000 infant play yards sold by a Chicago company. Meanwhile, an embarrassed Oak Brook-based RC2 Corp. admitted...
Tags: Renovation, Death, El Paso, Consumer Confidence, Toys
Tribune staff reporterPrompted by the recall of 1.5 million Thomas & Friends wooden railway toys by an Oak Brook-based toymaker and a growing number of recalls of Chinese-manufactured toys, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) on Monday called for a congressional hearing to...
Tags: Renovation, Death, Consumer Confidence, Product Recalls, China
What has happened to the millions of toys, lunch boxes and other products recalled recently because they contain hazardous levels of lead or lead paint? No one is exactly sure. And that worries some consumer activists, environmentalists and others who...
Tribune staff reporterSitting in a windowless conference room surrounded by the remote-control toy Ferraris and Mercedes he sells the world over, factory owner Kuma Gu summed up what it's like to manufacture products for American consumers these days. "A lot of Chinese...
Tags: Public Employees, Arthur Andersen, Toys, Toy Industry, Imports
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